Sukhoi Company handed over the first batch of Su-34 frontline bombers to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation according to the 2016 State Defense Order. The aircraft took off from the V.P.Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant’s airfield and headed to the place of their deployment.
The six new Su-34 fighter-bombers reinforced the air unit located near Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Khabarovsk Krai).
Flight and maintenance personnel have met the new hardware at the Khurba airfield.
At the present time the aircraft plant operates with maximum efficiency. The State Contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for supplies of the Su-34s to the Russian Air and Space Forces up to the year 2020 guarantees a stable work load of the Sukhoi Company for the coming years and identifies long-term development prospects. Currently, Su-34s operate successfully in the military and demonstrate high performance.
Earlier, the Eastern MD Commander Colonel General Sergei Surovikin claimed that the Military District would receive over 700 pieces of military hardware in 2016, among them – 60 warplanes and helicopters.
The Su-34 aircraft is designed to engage ground, surface and air targets day and night in any weather conditions.