"The most powerful tactical strike aircraft": NI spoke about the new variants of the Su-34

The Su-34 (NATO Fullback) is one of the most powerful strike fighter-bombers in Russia, combining a time-tested airframe design with a variety of modern combat systems. The innovative combat flying vehicle is reported by The National Interest.

The Su-34 entered service with the Russian Air Force in 2014 as an all-weather two-seater supersonic front-line bomber of the 4+ generation. Currently in development are two improved versions of the Su-34. The first is an electronic warfare (EW) aircraft capable of effectively masking the movements of friendly fighters. The second is the reconnaissance option.

The basic configuration of the Su-34 includes the Khibiny electronic countermeasures system. Future specialized Su-34 models will be supplied with the new Pika-M side-looking radar with a target detection range of up to 300 kilometers.

The Su-34 boasts a wide range of weapons. Its 12 hardpoints are compatible with a variety of missiles and bombs to destroy air, ground and surface targets.

The Su-34 has shown its best side in the Syrian conflict and has undergone extensive modernization. This is practically a fifth generation aircraft

- noted the Deputy Head of the Defense Department of Russia Yuri Borisov.

Now there are about 120 Su-34 units in operation. In the future, it can become the main component of Russia's tactical bomber aviation for decades to come.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 8 January 2021 14: 08
    Modern "Letak" - Developer: Sukhoi Design Bureau
    Country: Russia
    First flight: 1990
    Type: Front-line bomber
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 8 January 2021 15: 07
      Since that time, only one airframe has remained without obvious changes, the rest of the systems and components of the Su-34 have been significantly modified and deeply modernized, in its latest version the Su-34, in comparison with the first samples, is essentially a completely new aircraft.
      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 8 January 2021 19: 39
        Unfortunately, you are wrong, since that time Only Try to improve: engines, avionics, ammunition and weapons. How this will turn out, I would like to be wrong, but judging from the past more than 30 years that have gone to bring it to a flight state, everything will go along the beaten path.
        1. Joker62 Offline Joker62
          Joker62 (Ivan) 9 January 2021 16: 50
          Are you directly a developer or aircraft builder of this miracle?
          If not, you better not drive the blizzard.
          I myself am an aircraft manufacturer, and I work at the plant where these aircraft are produced.
          Yes, Yuri Borisov is right - this machine has undergone a major upgrade.
          Now the question is how to upgrade the previously released machines.
          Most likely, two stages will be carried out - repair and modernization.
          Repairs are from the Lipetsk training center, where the machines are running at critical wear.
          Modernization is military units that were released not so long ago, no more than 2 years of operation.
          1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
            Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 9 January 2021 18: 43
            Well, since you work at an aircraft factory! What modernization of the most modern bomber can be carried out in the army? Or for modernization now - to wash the glider, tint the stars, plate numbers and pump the wheels?
            1. Joker62 Offline Joker62
              Joker62 (Ivan) 10 January 2021 04: 29
              You are a stupid person since you don't understand production.
              And everything is clear and understandable with you.
              1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
                Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 10 January 2021 16: 05
                And what kind of modernization, in your opinion, can be carried out in parts on an airplane presented as a product of the 21st century?
                In an airplane loaded to the limit with electronics, avionics, on a glider, the flight of which the pilot is helped by computers, are they also responsible for the power plant and weapons?
                Obviously, you, like the author of the article, do not see the difference between a paper flying machine made by children and a product of the 21st century!
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  2. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 9 January 2021 21: 40
    A good flyer. laughing
  3. Japan Offline Japan
    Japan 15 January 2021 13: 11
    Each toad - praises its swamp

    This is how they write about their planes in the USA, France, Japan, etc.
  4. Japan Offline Japan
    Japan 16 January 2021 16: 24
    Most powerful tactical strike aircraft

    Who said that? Ahh - every toad praises its own swamp? Where is the comparison of technical characteristics NOT on paper (everyone knows how to throw panty), but in reality! That would have arranged a demonstration fight, paintball bullets - and urine each other with paints, this will be a certain indicator. I will even help "ours" to charge GSh -23/32 and UB 16/32
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