Today two Su-34 frontline bombers took off the airport of the Sukhoi Company’s branch – the V.P. Chkalov Novosibirsk aviation plant and headed to the place of deployment at one of the air bases in the South of Russia. The aircraft were handed over to the Russian Air Force several days ago. Thus, the Sukhoi Company exceeded the initial yearly delivery plan for the 2014 State Defense Order on that type of aircraft.
The Novosibirsk aviation plant operates at full capacity. The State contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for supplies of the Su-34s to the Air Force up to the year 2020 guarantees its stable work-loads for the coming years and identifies long-term development prospects. Currently, Su-34s have been used successfully in the military and demonstrate high performance.
The features of the new generation frontline bomber include, in particular, an increased up to 4000 km flight range, a maximum speed of up to 1900 km/h and a payload of up to 8 tons. The Su-34 has a new weapon system and an air refueling system.