This year, the Western Military District will receive 10 new bombers Sou-34: they will rearm second squadron. According to RIA "Novosti", it was stated by Commander A. WEST Bakhin. The new planes will change in the military legacy of the Su-24. As said, Bakhin, First squadron WEST bombers had been rearmed with the Su-34 in the past year.
Currently in service with the Russian Air Force comprised twelve Su-34 bombers. Total Defense zopoluchilo from "United Aircraft Corporation" 30 two such aircraft. By 2015, this number is meant to bring up to seventy. State applets arms of the Russian Federation for 2011-2020. covers purchasing 100 20 Su-34: from their squadrons will be formed 5 — to 24 aircraft each.
As pointed out by the representative of the press service of the Defense Ministry and disk imaging on Air Force Colonel V. Drik, 2020 new Sou-34 will change about seventy percent of the existing fleet Sou-24. The creation and delivery of aircraft to the troops engaged in Novosibirsk Aviation Association named after Chkalov.