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Russian Air Force receives four new Su-34 fighter-bombers

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Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback.

MOSCOW (BNS): Russian Air Force received four new Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber aircraft, a spokesman for Russia’s Air Force stated on Tuesday.

According to a news report by RIA Novosti, 70 new aircraft will be delivered to the Russian Air force within 2015 to replace the outdated Su-24 Fencer fighter- bombers.

The advanced two-seat fighter bomber has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company in Moscow and the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association at Novosibirsk in Russia.

The Su-34 fighter bomber is a derivative of the Su-27 fighter aircraft and is armed with a 30mm GSh-301 gun and 180 rounds of ammunition.

The aircraft has ten hardpoints for weapon payloads and is able to carry a range of missiles including air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-ship and anti-radiation missiles, guided and unguided bombs, and rockets. The aircraft is fitted with a target designator.

The aircraft can achieve a speed of 1,900km/h (Mach 1.6) at altitude and 1,300km/h (Mach 1) at sea level.

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