JSC “Sukhoi Company” press-release
Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Anatoly Serdyukov and General Director of JSC “Sukhoi Company” Igor Ozar sign the state contract for delivery of 92 Su-34 frontline bombers till 2020. JSC “Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after V.P. Chkalov” currently carries out serial production of the Su-34 according an existing state contract for the delivery of 32 Su-34 aircraft signed in 2008. Ten fighter-bombers have already been delivered.
Anatoly Serdyukov called this contract one of the largest military aircraft delivery contracts within the framework of the State Arms program for 2011-2020. Implementation of the contract will allow to replace in service Su-24 fighter-bombers in the nearest future. JSC “United Aircraft Corporation” President and JSC “Sukhoi Company” Chairman of the Board Mikhail Pogosyan noted that the contract guarantees high production load for “Sukhoi” and its affiliated companies, giving momentum for their long-term development.
Su-34 performance and combat capabilities fully comply with Air Force requirements as confirmed by joint state tests finished in September 2011.
Su-34 4+ generation fighter-bomber is able to reach ground, sea and air targets in all-day and -night and all-weather conditions using all weapons, including high precision types.
Active safety systems along with new generation computers allow to create additional opportunities for pilot and navigator to carry out precision bombing.