Sunday, 26 November 2017

Russia receives additional Su-34 frontline bombers from Sukhoi

Su-34 - © Sputnik/ Vladimir Melnikov

24 NOVEMBER 2017

The Russian Aerospace Forces has received another batch of Su-34 front-line bombers from Sukhoi.

The aircraft has been delivered within the framework of the 2017 State Defence Order.

Equipped with the latest armaments control system and air refuelling complex, Su-34 is capable of defeating both ground and water objects of the enemy.

Using high-performance guided air-to-ground and air-to-air long-range weapons with multi-channel applications, the front-line bomber can hit even small moving targets.

The Su-34 is armed with a 30mm GSh-301 gun and 180 rounds of ammunition. The gun has a maximum rate of fire of 1,500 rounds a minute and the muzzle velocity is 860m/s.

The aircraft has a highly intelligent system of radar countermeasures and defence can destroy air targets at any time under any meteorological conditions.

With a range of up to 4,000km, Su-34 can fly at a maximum speed of up to 1,900kmph while carrying a combat load of up to 8t.

“Su-34 can fly at a maximum speed of up to 1,900kmph while carrying a combat load of up to 8t.”

The bomber has a developed system of combat survivability, including an armoured crew cabin, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation stated.

Earlier in October, the Russian Defence Ministry received the second batch of Su-34 frontline bombers.

Sukhoi will supply a total of 92 Su-34 frontline bombers to the Russian Air and Space Forces until 2020.

The Su-34s currently operate successfully in the military and demonstrate high performance.

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