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Two new Su-34 strike fighters delivered to the Russian Air Force

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World Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Two new Su-34 strike fighters delivered to the Russian Air Force
 
The Russian Aerospace Force has received two brand-new Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name: Fullback) tactical bombers earmarked for the Combat Training and Conversion Center in the city of Lipetsk, a Russian defense industry source told journalists on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
     
Two new Su 34 strike fighters delivered to the Russian Air Force 640 001A RuAF Su-34 "Fullback" strike fighter
     
"We anticipate the arrival of two more Su-34 strike aircraft to the center under the defense procurement program. The tactical bombers have departed Novosibirsk," the source said.

He added that the Su-34s had been accepted at the Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant (an affiliate of Russian airframer Sukhoi) on January 28. The manufacturer continues with its 2008 and 2012 government-placed orders for the cutting-edge tactical bombers for the Russian Defense Ministry.

As was reported in the press, the 2015 defense procurement order for Su-34s was executed in full. The Su-34 fleet of the Aerospace Force exceeds 70 aircraft. There are Su-34s with the Russian air task force in Syria. They have repeatedly delivered strikes against the Islamic State terrorist group that is banned in Russia. The bombers of the type eliminate targets with precision-guided munitions, e.g. KAB-500S satellite-guided bombs.
     
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