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Old December 26th, 2010   #16
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I doubt any export of the type will occur in the next 5-10 years. NAPO production is currently insufficient to meet MoD demand. I suspect quiet a few countries were offered the Su-34, back when it was still the Su-32.
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I'll be damn.
Looks like RuAF get its four new Su-34 this year after all.



16:00 28/12/2010 RIA Novosti. Igor Rumyancev Related News

Russia's Air Force received four new Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers on Tuesday as part of its current modernization program, an Air Force spokesman said.

Russia started full-scale production of Su-34s in 2008 at a Novosibirsk-based aircraft-manufacturing plant, a subsidiary of the Sukhoi Aircraft Holding.

A total of 70 aircraft will be delivered by 2015 to replace outdated Su-24 Fencer fighter- bombers, which are currently undergoing modernization to prolong their service life.

Designed by Sukhoi, the $36-million Su-34 fighter-bomber is a two-seat strike aircraft fitted with twin AL-31MF afterburning turbofan engines.

It is designed to deliver high-precision strikes on heavily-defended targets under any weather conditions, day or night, and is equipped with a 30-mm GSh-301 cannon, up to 12 Alamo or Archer AAMs, ASMs, and bombs.

MOSCOW, December 28 (RIA Novosti)

Russian Air Force receives new Su-34 fighter-bombers | Defense | RIA Novosti
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Are those 4 in addition to the earlier 6? For a total of 14? Iirc NAPO production estimates for full scale serial production were around 10 airframes annually.
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So far this year i have only seen the bort nr 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 Su-34 out there.
I think it add up to nine totaly now.

I also think there will be two batch delivered next year, and four aircraft in each batch.
Aka eight new bombers next year.
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There was an earlier announcement of 6 aircraft being handed over before the end of the year. I linked to it, a page back...
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Yeah i know.
But i think that included the 04,05 too..
The article was unclear.
If not we'll see two more delivered in the next month or so.

To me it makes more sense to deliver those aircraft in batches like 4-6 aircraft.
I think NAPO has a better output rate these days, but anyway it remains to see.
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Yeah i know.
But i think that included the 04,05 too..
The article was unclear.
If not we'll see two more delivered in the next month or so.

To me it makes more sense to deliver those aircraft in batches like 4-6 aircraft.
I think NAPO has a better output rate these days, but anyway it remains to see.
6 aircraft per year is a better output rate. But anyways.
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ВВС получит в ближайшие несколько лет 25 новых Су-34 | Оборона и безопасность | Лента новостей "*ИА Новости"

Here I have a source that says the Su-34 is produced at KnAAPO. This might just be a journalists screw up, or it might a silent shift of production from NAPO to KnAAPO. If it is the latter, it's a bad sign.
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Well i got an somewhat optimistic article too


"The Russian Air Force will receive up to 100 Sukhoi fighter jets by 2015, the Defense Ministry spokesman said on Sunday."

Russian Air Force to receive up to 100 Sukhoi fighter jets by 2015 | Russia | RIA Novosti



2015 is not that far ahead..
NAPO better turn out 12 bombers on a yearly basis from now on.
KnAAPO has to do about the same output rate if this article are anything to go by..
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’’С полƒ‡и‚ в ближайˆие несколŒко ле‚ 25 нов‹… Сƒ-34 | žбо€она и безопаснос‚Œ | ›ен‚а новос‚ей "*˜А Новос‚и"

Here I have a source that says the Su-34 is produced at KnAAPO. This might just be a journalists screw up, or it might a silent shift of production from NAPO to KnAAPO. If it is the latter, it's a bad sign.

I'd say KnAAPO has its hands full at the moments and in the near future too.
My quess is this is bad media coverage..

Over at paralays, there is a member whom works at NAPO.
He state that their asembly lines can put out 12 Su-34 with engines installed in one year.
But sinse hey have problems with sub-contractors delivering radar and other avionics systems, NAPO is forced to follow the output rate from what they can actually deliver to the VVS.
Also just having multiple bomber in semi funtional state beeing shutled back and fourth and taking up space as more parts are delayed.. will do no good.
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Well the numbers include the already delivered 12 Su-27SM new-builds, the 5 Su-30M2 trainers, the 32 Su-34, and 48 Su-35S. 100 is exaggerated, but only a little. (12+5+32+48=97)
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Of course if the "100 aircraft" include helos, its a different picture.
And more realistic as well.
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No, it was talking about 100 Sukhoi aircraft. I gave you the breakdown one post up.
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ah yes my bad..
When did the contract change to 5 Su-30M2?

And what does the order books contain regarding choppers, forward to 2015 ?
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Your link. I always thought it was 4 Su-30M2. Anyways, this hardly matters. The total is still 96/97. Pretty close to 100. Of course out of these 100 ~22 have already been delivered.
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