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Russian Air Force to take delivery of 16 Su-34 Fullback strike fighters in 2015

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Russian Air Force to take delivery of 16 Su-34 Fullback strike fighters in 2015
 
Novosibirsk Aviation Plant, part of Russia-based Sukhoi Company, is successfully implementing a program for delivering Su-34 bombers to Russian air forces, Director of Military Aviation Programs Directorate of UAC, Vladimir Mikhailov (ex-Commander-in-Chief of he Russian air forces) told Interfax-AVN yesterday, April 6.
     
Novosibirsk Aviation Plant, part of Russia-based Sukhoi Company, is successfully implementing a program for delivering Su-34 bombers to Russian air forces, Director of Military Aviation Programs Directorate of UAC, Vladimir Mikhailov (ex-Commander-in-Chief of he Russian air forces) told Interfax-AVN yesterday, April 6.
Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighter aircraft
     
This year the plant must deliver 16 Su-34 bombers. The enterprise is ready to manufacture even more jets of the type this year,” Mikhailov said during visit of Deputy Defense Minister of Russian Federation, Yuri Borisov, to Novosibirsk.

According to Mikhailov, “jets manufactured under this year’s production program are being assembled”. “Three jets will be delivered to the customer soon,” V.Mikhailov said. He thanked the management team of Novosibirsk Aviation Plant and Sukhoi Company for “implementation of Su-34 project”. “The enterprise is doing well,” he added.

Mikhailov said that Su-34 bomber has a bright future. “This aircraft is going to replace Su-24 bombers. It is a good aircraft capable of performing long-range flights using aerial refueling. In other words, the jet meets all the requirements for a bomber of this class,” he said.

Over 100 Su-34 bombers will be manufactured in order to replace Su-24s,” he added. In his own turn, Head of the Armaments Department of Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Anatoly Gulyaev, praised the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant for its work. “We are confident that the plant will implement its production program for 2015,” Gulyaev said.

Based on the Sukhoi Su-27 'Flanker', the two-seat Su-34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets on solo and group missions in daytime and at night, under favourable and adverse weather conditions and in a hostile environment with counter-fire and EW counter-measures deployed, as well as for air reconnaissance.