Some details of the first combat use of the Su-34

Some details of the first combat use of the Su-34
New frontline bomber Su-34 was used in combat criteria and showed «good results,» reports «Air International»

Frontline bomber Su-34 was first used in combat criteria as last year made several sorties against alleged concentrations of militants in Dagestan and Ingushetia, said in a blog BMPD with reference to the March issue of the magazine «Air International».

Details of the type of operations and the use of precision weapons hitherto remained unknown. But representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense of drawing attention to the results of the introduction of new aircraft as «generally good», stressing that the criteria of forest and mountainous areas, where they found the goal, to achieve the best results were unlikely to be.

An officer from the headquarters of the Southern Military Area said that «we are convinced that the Su-34 provides a guaranteed result in winding up a secure and sheltered purposes, this all-weather aircraft, and it can be used regardless of time of day, cloud cover, wind and precipitation over the target.»

With all this, by the views of bloggers BMPD, hardly mentioned acts Su-34 in 2012, are the first combat experience for this type of aircraft.

Most likely, the first experience was his role in the «five-day war» with Georgia in 2008. Hitherto unknown type is then solved by plane problems. It is believed that the Su-34 anti-radar missiles used by which destroyed several Georgian radar to bomb ground targets, and the oppression of the enemy air defenses using airborne complex REP L175M «Khibiny».

As reported by the newspaper’s gaze, March 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant Chkalov, where he familiarized himself with the ending process of assembling functional bomber Su-34.

Sightseeing trip for the president of the plant conducted head of the United Aircraft Company (UAC) Misha Pogosyan.

He showed the work schedule for the assembly of Su-34 under the state contract until 2020, highlighting that «of 14 aircraft planned for delivery this year, 6 is already in final assembly.» According to him, the first delivery of the year in the Russian Air Force will be implemented in May.

January 8 reported that the procedure for adopting a new functional attack aircraft Su-34 will be completed in the current year. Noted that «some delay in the release of Executive Order acceptance into service of aircraft and associated with changes in the leadership of the Defense Ministry.»

A source in the Defense Ministry said that frontline bomber successfully passed the municipal tests, which resulted in April last year was signed by the respective act. In it, namely, it was said that the Su-34 is recommended for adopting the Russian Air Force.

«In the upcoming tests bombers will last in terms of increasing its combat effectiveness», — he said.

Later Tuesday, acting chief of the press service of the Western Military Area Major Vladimir Drobyshevskiy said five bombers Su-34 will be relocated to the airfield «Baltimore» (Voronezh region) January 15, 2013.

«Formation of the second squadron of Su-34 will be completed in January 2013,» — he said.

December 25 last year, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed that Voronezh AFB has already taken five Su-34.

Earlier in the day a source in the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation said that frontline bomber Su-34 in 2013, will acquire new types of aircraft weapons.

In accordance with the agreement signed between the holding company «Sukhoi» and the Defense Ministry, the Russian Air Force will receive up to 2020 92 frontline bombers Su-34.

Midst of aircraft features the latest generation of experts at call, namely, increased flight range of up to 4000 km, the maximum speed — up to 1.9 thousand km / h, as the installation of new weapons systems. The Su-34 appeared 30-millimeter cannon, combat load increased to 8 tons.

Su-34 to combat abilities refers to the generation of aircraft «4 +». Regardless of the time of day and weather conditions it is capable of engaging surface excellent, sea and air targets in any geographical area using the whole range of airborne munitions, including high-precision.

Installed on the Su-34 allows the use of a weapon equipment at several targets at once. Good aerodynamics, large capacity internal fuel tanks, high-efficiency engines with dual-circuit digital control system, air refueling, and suspension of additional fuel tanks provide a flight of Su-34 over vast distances approaching the range flights of strategic bombers.
Denis Nizhegorodtsev

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