The Su-34 bomber from the October 2014 batch (Image © Sukhoi Company)

Russia: new batch of Fullbacks

Sukhoi this week handed over another batch of Su-34 Fullback frontline bombers to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The aircraft took off from the Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant’s airfield and headed to the ‘place of their deployment’, according to a press release.

Sukhoi says Su-34 production is now running  with maximum efficiency., with deliveries of aircraft scheduled until 2020. Russia is thought to have 92 aircraft on order in total. Six Fullbacks now see action in the Russian military campaign over Syria.

© 2015 editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image: A Russian Air Force Su-34 Fullback. (Image © Sukhoi)