Sukhoi Handed Over Another Batch of Su-34 Frontline Bombers to the Russian Air and Space Forces
(Source: Sukhoi JSC; issued Oct 6, 2015)
As the Russian air force deployed Su-34 Fullback bombers to Syria, the Sukhoi company announced that it had delivered another batch of the aircraft, which it says feature increased range and a new weapon system. (Internet photo)
MOSCOW --- Today the 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.

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.

Currently, Su-34s operate successfully in the military and demonstrate high performance.

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.

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