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pbahra writes: At the Paris Air Show this week, one of the biggest attractions wasn't an airliner from Airbus or Boeing Co., but a Russian fighter jet.

The new Sukhoi Su-35 streaked across the sky in flying displays, making its first appearance outside Russia and performing extreme maneuvers that few Western aircraft can achieve.

The plane carries new defense systems and missiles that—for the first time in years for a Russian aircraft—rival those made by Western suppliers.

Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's defense industry, like the Su-35, is roaring into global markets.

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