Russia Buys 92 Su-34 bombers

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  1. Lankan Ranger

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    Russia Buys 92 Su-34 bombers
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    Russia's defence ministry signed a deal for 92 Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" strike aircraft on 1 March, marking the biggest deal for a single aircraft type for the nation's air force in more than 20 years.

    To cover deliveries until 2020, the deal was signed by defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov and Sukhoi general director Igor Ozar. The Su-34s will replace all the Su-24 bombers in service, Serdyukov said. A source quoted by Russia’s Interfax news agency put the value of the deal at around 100 billion roubles ($3 billion).

    The defence ministry had previously said 70 Su-34s would be delivered by 2015. Six aircraft are in service at Russia's test and evaluation centre at Lipetsk, with a further 10 due to be delivered this year.

    The Russian air force will eventually field a total of about 120 Su-34s in five squadrons of 24 aircraft each, its commander Col Gen Alexander Zelin said at last year's MAKS air show near Moscow.

    Powered by two AL-31MF turbofan engines, the twin-seat Su-34 is designed to conduct precision strikes on heavily defended targets under all weather conditions, day or night. It is armed with a GSh-301 30mm cannon and a wide variety of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles and bombs.

    Noting that the Su-34 is entering service more than a decade behind original plans, Douglas Barrie, an air warfare analyst with the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, said: "The Su-34 will, with the appropriate avionic and weapons systems, provide the air force with a capable long-range strike platform, with considerably more punch than the Su-24."

    The defence ministry has said the air force will procure more than 1,500 new aircraft by 2020. Moscow's Su-34 order was signed only two days after the Russian navy confirmed an order for 24 RAC MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighters.

    Moscow approves deal for 92 Su-34 bombers
     
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    i wonder why the plane has such a large tail?
     
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    It has a rear facing radar to shoot down pursuing aircraft.
     
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    The plane is truly a beast, if Russia is exporting it, then India should look into getting some of these.
     
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    Su-34MKI ftw!
     
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  6. Ziras

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    So the russians wint use the FROGFA?
     
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    The FGFA is not a bomber, it more of a replacement for the aircraft like the Su 30 and the MiG 29 series of aircraft.
     
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    Are you talking about the PAK-FA? Of course they'll use it. Primarily as an air-superiority aircraft. Whereas the Su-34 is a strike aircraft.
     
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    This would be nice replacement for Jaguars !!!
     
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    That thing have a galley and toilet.
     
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    There is no radar there. There is APU and flares:

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    The export version of Su-34 is called Su-32. But no one buys it, sunce Su-30 is more versatile.
     
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    ouch so much nafrat:disagree:
     
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    I think Indian strategy is not to have fighter bomber like MiG27 and jaguar. Rather we will be buying Multirole fighters. Rafael will replace all MiG27 and Jaguar. I don't see place for dedicate fighter bomber in IAF..


    The Su34 can carry 8000kg of barood (ha ha ha i mean bomb), while Rafael can carry 9,500 kg on station.
     
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  14. Ziras

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    Just an APU and flares? and suvch a large appendage for these components which other planes easily carry without such large protuberance ,,,
    I am disappointed..
     
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    Su-34
    Empty weight: 22500 kg
    max takeoff weight: 45,100 kg
    wingspan: 14,7m
    engines: 130kn each

    Rafale
    Empty weight: 9500kg
    max takeoff weight: 22000 kg
    wingspan: 10,8m
    engines: 75kn each

    Rafale is 2 times smaller than SU-34 and yet it can carry more bombs? i would say that is BS
     
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