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Russia takes delivery of another batch of Su-34 strike fighters

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World Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
 
Russia takes delivery of another batch of Su-34 strike fighters
 
Today, Oct.6, the Russia-based Sukhoi Company handed over another batch of Su-34 frontline bombers to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation according to the 2015 State Defense Order. The aircraft took off from the V.P.Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant’s airfield and headed to the place of their deployment.
     
Russia takes delivery of another batch of Su 34 strike fighters 640 001Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" strike fighter
     
"At the present time the aircraft plant operates with maximum efficiency," announced the aircraft manufacturer. The State Contract with the Russian 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.

"Currently, Su-34s operate successfully in the military and demonstrate high performance," said Sukhoi. It performed its first combat missions a few days ago in Syria, where six Su-34s have been reportedly deployed. Almost 34 Fullback fighters have been inducted in the Russian Air Force for now. 

Sukhoi delivered the first set of serial Su-34 frontline bombers to the Russian Air Force in June 2014, under the 2014 State Defence order. 


The features of the Su-34 include, in particular, a flight range increased up to 4000 km, a maximum speed of up to 1900 km/h, and a payload of up to 8 tons. The aircraft has a new weapon system and an air refueling system.

The aircraft has ten hardpoints for weapon payloads and is able to carry a range of missiles, including air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-ship and anti-radiation missiles, guided and unguided bombs, and rockets. The aircraft is fitted with a target designator.