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Sukhoi handed over new batch of Su-34 frontline bombers to the Russian Air Force

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Sukhoi handed over new batch of Su-34 frontline bombers to the Russian Air Force
 
The Sukhoi Company handed over another batch of Su-34 frontline bombers to the Russian Air and Space Forces according to the 2015 State Defense Order, the Russian aircraft manufacturer announced Wednesday Oct. 28. The aircraft took off from the V.P.Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant’s airfield and headed to the place of their deployment.
     
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"At the present time the aircraft plant operates with maximum efficiency. The State Contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for supplies of the Su-34s to the Russian Air and Space Forces up to the year 2020 guarantees a stable work load of the Sukhoi Company for the coming years and identifies long-term development prospects," Sukhoi Company said.

The Su-34 is based on the Su-27 Flanker and is intended to replace the Sukhoi Su-24. The Su-34 "Fullback" multirole aircraft combines the properties of an air superiority fighter, an air-defense suppression aircraft, and a strike aircraft.

The first production aircraft of the Su-34 Fullback are powered by two NPO Saturn AL-31F turbofan engines, each rated at approximately 30,000lbs of thrust and are afterburner-capable for short bursts of increased speed.


As a strike bomber aircraft, the Su-34 is able to carry a comprehensive range of weapons in addition to the 30 mm GSh-30-1 (9A-4071K) cannon (150–180 rounds). The Su-34's external weapons are suspended from 12 hardpoints and consist of a wide array of the following air-to-surface guided weapons provided with laser, radar (active and passive homing), TV and IR guidance systems to defeat ground targets.

In September 2015, six Su-34s arrived at Latakia airport in Syria, for attacks against forces opposing the Syrian government. As of October 2015, at least 73 Fullback fighter aircraft are in service with the Russian Air Force.

     
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