The company "dry" before the end of 2010 will give a second batch of Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-34, RIA Novosti reported. It’s about six of these aircraft. Currently bombers undergoing flight tests at the flight test station of the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after Chkalov. Earlier it was reported that in the first game, transferred to the military at the end of 2009, there were two aircraft.
To date, the Russian Ministry of Defense has ordered 32 Su-34, which makes the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after Chkalov. From 2007 to 2009 the Russian Air Force received four ordered bombers, including two aircraft transferred to military trials for combat use. It is expected that by 2015 the Russian Defense Ministry will purchase 70 Su-34 bombers.
In June 2010 it was reported that since 2011, the start of modernized version of the Su-34. In particular, the planes will get new missiles "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" and upgraded high-Turbofan engines AL-31FM1. In addition, the Su-34 is supposed to set the auxiliary gas turbine power plants TA14-130-35, which will start the engines bomber on the ground without the use of ground-based equipment. Due to this modification will increase the autonomy of Su-34 and expanded the list of airports where they are based.
Su-34 in the long term should be the basis of front-line bomber Russia. These aircraft are capable of speeds up to 1.9 thousand kilometers per hour to fly a distance of four thousand miles. Combat radius of the Su-34 is 1.1 thousand kilometers. Bomber armed with 30-millimeter cannon and has 12 points of the suspension of a hinged arms weighing up to eight tons.