Russia to get 10 new Su-34 planes in 2012

The Russian Defence Ministry will get 10 new Su-34 planes in 2012, United Aircraft Corporation President Mikhail Pogosyan said.

Novosibirsk: The Russian Defence Ministry will get 10 new Su-34 planes in 2012, United Aircraft
Corporation President Mikhail Pogosyan said.

"The Defence Ministry will get 10 Su-34 planes in 2012,"
he said, recalling that six frontline bombers had been
supplied to the Defence Ministry last year.

Serial production of Su-34 planes has been organised at
the Chkalov Research and Production Association, which is part
of UAC. The Russian Air Force currently has 12 Su-34 planes.

The aircraft are delivered under the contract signed in
2008 for the supply of 32 such planes. In the future, Su-34
planes will replace almost all of Su-24 bombers now in use.

The Su-34 is a 4+ generation plane. It is provided with
an active security system and new onboard computers to allow
for precise bombing and manoeuvring. Aerodynamic qualities,
big fuel tanks, highly economical double-flow engines with a
digital control system, the air refueling system and extra
fuel tanks allow the plane to fly long distances close to
those covered by medium strategic bombers.

The Su-34 is equipped with an electro-optical fire
control system supplied by the Urals Optical and Mechanical
Plant (YOM3) and a Geofizika FLIR (forward-looking infrared)
pod. Leninetz of St Petersburg supplies the passive phased
array radar system and TsNIRTI the electronic countermeasures
suite.

The planes are armed with highly effective long-range
air-to-surface and air-to-air weapons, intelligent radar
countermeasure and defence systems.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close