Russia plans to start Su-34-based strike fighter development in 2018

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Russia plans to start Su-34-based strike fighter development in 2018
 
Research and development of a fighter bomber on the basis of tactical Su-34 bomber will begin in 2018, a source in the military-defense complex told TASS. "A task has been set to design a fighter bomber on the basis of Su-34. I believe the corresponding work will begin in 2018," he said.
     
Russia plans to start Su 34 based strike fighter development in 2018 640 001Russia's next-gen strike fighter will be highly based on existing Su-34 jet
     
The general concept of the aircraft "is most likely to remain the same," only the "filling" will change. "Today it is difficult to predict how long the R&D will last, but not less than three years," the source said.

The plans to build a line of aircraft on the basis of Su-34, including a fighter bomber, were announced by Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev.

The Russian defense ministry signed the first contract for the delivery of Su-34 in 2008. The military are expected to get a total of 150-200 aircraft. The bomber can carry a payload of up to eight tons at a maximum speed of 1.9 thousand kilometers per hour and the range comprises four thousand kilometers.
     
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