“These Su-34 fighter jets have proven their efficiency in the field,” said Vladimir Artyakov, first deputy general director of Rostec.
Chkalov Aviation Factory: Production and delivery of Su-34
The Novosibirsk Chkalov Aviation Factory, under the umbrella of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), belonging to the state giant Rostec, confirmed the delivery of the second batch of Su-34 front-line bombers to the Russian Ministry of Defense this year.
“These Su-34 fighter jets have proven their efficiency in the field,” said Vladimir Artyakov, first deputy general director of Rostec. For his part, the general director of the UAC, Yury Slyusar, highlighted the company’s commitment to continue deliveries next year.
At the beginning of this month, Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Minister of Defense, visited the factory and requested to increase production and renewal of the Su-34, given the strategic importance of these aircraft for the Russian Air Force.
Characteristics and capabilities of the Su-34 bomber
The Sukhoi Su-34, known in NATO as the Fullback, is a supersonic medium-range combat and attack aircraft designed by the former Soviet Union. This twin-engine, two-seat aircraft, suitable for any weather conditions, represents a key piece in Russian air defense.
Equipped with a series of long-range air-to-surface and air-to-air missiles, the Su-34 can operate at ranges of up to 4,000 km. With a maximum speed of 1,900 km/h, it has the capacity to carry weapons loads weighing up to 8 metric tons. It is noticeably quieter compared to its predecessors.
Currently, Su-34 fighter-bombers play a crucial role in Russia’s military operations, especially in the Ukraine region, where the Russian Aerospace Forces have actively deployed them.