The new jets have been received by one of the squadrons belonging to an unspecified regiment of the Western Military District, stationed in the North-West Russia. The fighters in question are being handed-off in lots, by the engineers delegated by the regiment, directly at the Sukhois plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
The first batch of the Su-35S jets has already been handed off, now it is going to be permanently deployed by the pilots to a base located in the Republic of Karelia. Before that, the said pilots received training at the Combat Training Centre for the flying crews, located in Lipetsk.
A group of engineers and technicians remained in Komsomosk-on-Amur, to carry out the handing off procedure referring to the second batch of the multi-role jets, classified by Russians as 4++ generation fighter aircraft.