Moscow, December 22. Today a pair 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 2015 on those aircraft.
The Sukhoi Company also handed over two aircraft above the initial plan. They will fly to the place of deployment in the coming days. It should be noted, that in 2014 the aircraft plant also exceeded the yearly production plan of the Su-34s.
The Novosibirsk aircraft plant 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. 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.