December 28, 2010

Russian Air Force receives new Su-34 fighter-bombers

(RIA Novosti) Russia's Air Force received four new Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers on Tuesday as part of its current modernization program, an Air Force spokesman said.
Russia started full-scale production of Su-34s in 2008 at a Novosibirsk-based aircraft-manufacturing plant, a subsidiary of the Sukhoi Aircraft Holding.
A total of 70 aircraft will be delivered by 2015 to replace outdated Su-24 Fencer fighter bombers, which are currently undergoing modernization to prolong their service life.
Designed by Sukhoi, the $36-million Su-34 fighter-bomber is a two-seat strike aircraft fitted with twin AL-31MF afterburning turbofan engines.
It is designed to deliver high-precision strikes on heavily-defended targets under any weather conditions, day or night, and is equipped with a 30-mm GSh-301 cannon, up to 12 Alamo or Archer AAMs, ASMs, and bombs.

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  1. One of the major air-force in the world in Russian air-force.Day to day the Russian armed forces very powerful when it comes to aviation.Recently new fullback fighter bomber Su-34 is entered into the Russian air force to replace Su-24.It is armed with a 30mm Gsh-301 gun and 180 round of ammunition.It is able to carry nearly 12,100 kg of fuel.For more details :