Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to sign a new contract for delivery several dozen upgraded Su-34 - News - Russian Aviation - RUAVIATION.COM
Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to sign a new contract in the summer for the delivery of several dozen Su-34 frontline bombers to the Aerospace Force with their combat capabilities expanded under the Sych experimental design work, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Wednesday.
"The Defense Ministry plans to sign a contract with the Sukhoi Company this summer for the delivery of several dozen Su-34 planes to the troops with expanded combat capabilities. The aircraft will integrate the latest avionics suite developed under the Sych experimental design work," the source said.
The Sych experimental design work was completed in 2019 and, in particular, "it envisages installing underslung reconnaissance containers on Su-34s," the source specified.
"Also, the range of air-launched weapons, which the Su-34 will be able to employ, increases significantly in the process of this work," the source said.
Eventually, there are plans to upgrade operational Su-34 planes," the source said.
TASS has no official confirmation of this information provided by the source.
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