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"Su-35S Flanker E Blue 25, 22nd IAP, 303rd DPVO, 11th Air Army, VKS (Russian Aerospace Forces)"
The Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker E is a highly modified and improved derivative of the Su-27. In the 1980s modifications were made to the Su-27 (Su-27M) also referred to as Su-35. About 20 years later a heavily modified member of the Flanker family was produced and given the title of Su-35S Flanker E. Considered by many to be the most capable fourth generation fighter in the sky and equipped with many fifth generation technologies. This probably will be the last of the Flanker family when the fifth generation Russian aircraft arrive.
The first Russian contract for 48 Su-35S Flanker Es was signed in August 2009 with delivery by 2015. In July 2014 a contract for another 40 aircraft was signed with delivery after 2015. The first two aircraft from the first contract were delivered in 2011 followed by 8 in 2012, 12 in 2013 and the final 2 in 2016. Su-35 RF-95495 Blue 25 was one of the aircraft delivered in 2012 and assigned to the 11th Air Defense Army of the Russian Aerospace Forces Guards Mixed Aviation 303rd Division Guards Fighter Aviation 22nd Regiment.