Monday, 4 November 2019

Defense Ministry plans to conclude a new contract for the supply of Su-34

Defense Ministry plans to conclude a new contract for the supply of Su-34

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The Ministry of Defense intends to conclude a new contract for the supply of Su-34 bombers. The agreement will be signed before the end of this year. It is reported by Interfax with reference to an informed source.

According to the source of the publication, negotiations between the military department and the Sukhoi company are at the final stage, the agreement should be signed before the end of the year. Cars will be delivered in a basic complete set, but not in a modernized version. There is no data on the number of aircraft ordered.

"Discussion of the contract for the next batch of Su-34 is already in the final stage. By the end of the year it must be signed"

- cites the publication of the word source.

The source also said that the bombers will continue to produce the Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant, no transfer of production to Komsomolsk-on-Amur is planned.

"This would require large financial costs and a serious interruption in serial production for at least six months, so this option is unacceptable he declared."

In August this year, it became known that the Ministry of Defense and the Sukhoi company signed a contract to modernize the Su-34, taking into account the experience of using the aircraft in Syria. In the course of work, the aircraft should receive improved avionics and new weapons. The company has begun sketching and technical design of a modernized version of the bomber.

Su-34 is a multifunctional fighter-bomber designed to strike at ground and surface targets in the face of strong opposition from enemy air defense equipment. According to its combat capabilities, the Su-34 belongs to the 4 ++ generation and is capable of performing basic combat missions without escorting fighters. Due to the high speed and maneuverability, the bomber can independently conduct an air battle with enemy fighters. The plane received the unofficial nickname "Duckling" because of the bow, in a shape resembling a duck beak.

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