Sukhoi fulfilled the State Defense Order 2016 for the Su-34 frontline bombers
December 23 a group of Su-34 frontline bombers took off from the airfield of the Sukhoi Company’s branch — Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant, and headed to the place of their deployment at one of the aircraft bases of the Russian Air and Space Forces. Today’s delivery of the Su-34s signifies the fulfillment of the State Defense Order 2016 for these aircraft.
The Novosibirsk aircraft plant currently operates with a high efficiency. The State Contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for the Su-34s supplies to the Russian Air and Space Forces up to the year 2020 guarantees a stable work load of the plant for the coming years and identifies its long-term development prospects. The 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.