NOVOSIBIRSK, February 8 — RIA Novosti. Russian Defense Ministry will receive the 2012 Top Ten Sukhoi Su-34, told reporters on Wednesday the president of the United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan.
"This year is planned to supply ten Su-34. Last year, the Defense Ministry received six such aircraft," — said Pogosyan.
Bomber Su-34 will form the basis of the strike power of Russian tactical aircraft, replacing the Su-24. Serial production of the new aircraft is organized by the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after VP Chkalov.
Now in service with the Russian Air Force has 12 Su-34. Deliveries are made in the contract for production of 32 production aircraft. From its predecessor the new bomber offers best ergonomics, safety and general automation greater convenience of flying.