Western military experts at the neighborhood acceptance graduated from the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after Chkalov 5 new bombers Sou-34. On this, as reported by "Interfax", said the head of the press service of the cooling zone, Colonel Andrei Bobrun. According to him, January 25, 2013, these aircraft will go to the airport "Baltimore" in Voronezh.
The acceptance of the bombers was producing engineering and flight crews of the Voronezh aviation base WEST. Inspections and tests of the Su-34 took place during the week. "The crews of aircraft cross-country flight, flying at low altitudes and huge, maneuvers performed in the air, check the operation of all systems during the flight," — said Bobrun.
At the end of December 2012 it was reported that during the past year, the company "Sukhoi" transferred to the Ministry of Defence 10 bombers Sou-34, the first five of which came to the place of dislocation in the Voronezh air base "Baltimore." Transfer of the second five aircraft was accomplished on December 29 last year. It is possible that these particular aircraft on January 25 2013 year should go to Voronezh.
According to the Ministry of Defence in January 2013 in Voronezh air base over the formation of the second squadron of 10 Sou-34. 1st Squadron at an air base "Baltimore" was formed in December 2011. As part of the state armaments program until 2020, it is planned to purchase 120 bombers, Su-34, of which 5 will be formed squadrons.
The Su-34 is capable of speeds up to 1,900 kilometers per hour. Plane equip 12 suspension points for hanging arms weighing up to eight tons. Plane also armed with 30-mm gun mount GS-301 machine gun with 180 rounds.