December 7, 2012 in the newspaper came out in a critical article on the SU-34, which, referring to an unknown source in the Defense Ministry has criticized the build quality of the Su-34. The article was published under the pompous title "Bomber Su-34 recognized non-combat"And contained the following text:
At the end of six years of operation of the Su-34 Glavkomat Commission and the Department of the Air Force weapons produced conclusion to the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu, indicating that all the troops raised in the Su-34 have significant defects that prevent their full operational use.
How to tell the "News" in the military, now in the Air Force, 16 such machines and each — their individual problems.
— By the end of year report will be sent to the Minister of Defence, and he has to make a decision. In June of this year, through the Ministry of Defense has already avenged the arbitration court of the Novosibirsk Chkalov aviation plant more than 80 million rubles penalty for undelivered cars. If Novosibirsk continue to work this way, you will have to repeat the litigation — said "News" Defense Ministry spokesman, who participated in the work of the commission.
As reported NGS.NOVOSTI, December 10, 2012 at their request said the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and officially denied this information, "No committee was well as findings"- Said the head of information security Air Force Defense Col. Vladimir Drik. He also said that is not true all the other information set forth in the article of the newspaper" Izvestia ".
According to Alexander Lyulko (a member of the Public Council under the Government of the Military-Industrial Commission) in the Ministry of Defence can not be claims about the quality of Novosibirsk bombers: "At the Su-34 has no analogues. These machines have already proven themselves in 2008 in South Ossetia when using them was destroyed key Georgian radar. Which may be a claim about the build quality on the NAPO — do not understand. Literally, December 3, at the meeting of the Public Council for the MIC, Dmitry Rogozin, spoke very highly of NAPO. "
As a result, there is denial, and osadochek remained. Some people still refers to articles of Izvestia. It's about time the Ministry of Defence to file a lawsuit against these publications.