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    Middle East eyes Russian Su-34 bombers after Syria operation — arms exporter

    Post  Pinto on Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:50 pm

    Negotiations are underway with countries from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia


    QUITOL (India), March 29. /TASS/. Foreign customers, in particular, some Middle East countries, are showing increased interest in Russian-made Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers after Russia’s air task force successfully accomplished its anti-terror missions in Syria, Deputy CEO of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Sergey Goreslavsky said on Tuesday.

    "No doubt, the interest has increased and I want to say that dozens of Rosoboronexport delegations are on foreign trips weekly and a very intensive process of negotiations is under way with countries from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia and so forth," Goreslavsky said at the Defexpo India-2016 arms show.


    "Following the results of this operation [in Syria], the interest in Su-34 bombers has increased. Several countries are showing the most substantive interest in this machine. They are from the Middle East but I won’t name them," he said.
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    The Rosoboronexport deputy CEO said the Russian state arms exporter had initiated work a year ago to prepare an export configuration certificate for the Su-34 bomber.
    Russia started its operation in Syria on September 30, 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad to fight militants of the Islamic State and other terrorist groupings in the Arab country.

    The operation involved the Russian Aerospace Force and Navy. It was also reported that Russian special forces were involved in the Syria operation. Russia deployed some most advanced military hardware at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria, including Su-34 bombers and Su-35 fighter jets.

    Russia withdrew the basic contingent of its forces from Syria from March 15 but its air task force continues delivering strikes against terrorists.


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    Why India has never shown its interest in this ground attack fighter is not known. Su 34/SU 35 can do all which over priced Rafale is expected to do


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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:40 pm

    Su-30SM/MKI can already do and better, what the Rafale can do and India already has them in service. Why bother with the rafale to begin with? Indians on twitter make claims they want the Growler instead. LOL.

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    Syrian air campaign drums up increased interest in Su-34

    Post  Pinto on Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:48 am

    Performance of the Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber in Syria has sparked interest in its acquisition by export customers, a senior official from Rosoboronexport has claimed. The state-run agency has monopoly control over Russia’s arms exports and was a major exhibitor at the Defexpo India 2016 exhibition, held in Goa from 28 to 31 March.

    The official, Deputy Director General Sergei Goreslavskiy, said that most prominent among those now exploring the purchase of the Su-34 are countries in the region that have witnessed its performance in Syria first hand. The campaign began at the end of September 2015. “Following the results of this [Syrian] operation, the interest in Su-34 bombers has increased; several countries are showing the most substantive interest in this machine.

    They are from the Middle East, but I won’t name them,” Goreslavskiy told Russia’s TASS news agency. He said that his agency had been working for about a year to develop and receive certification for an export configuration of the aircraft, during which time Rosoboronexport representatives have been briefing potential customers on the Su-34. “No doubt the interest has increased and I want to say that dozens of Rosoboronexport delegations are on foreign trips weekly and a very intensive process of negotiations is under way with countries from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and so forth,” said Goreslavskiy. The Su-34 is produced at the Novosibirsk Aviation Production Association (NAPO) in Siberia, which is co-located with the Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute (SibNIA).

    The latter is a research centre that has historically been responsible for the aerodynamic and structural integrity developmental testing for Sukhoi aircraft. The factory’s Su-34 line, which began at a very low rate of single-digit annual production, has since increased its tempo, with the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) having received more Su-34s in 2015 than the service’s acquisition plan originally called for.

    http://www.janes.com/article/59207/syrian-air-campaign-drums-up-increased-interest-in-su-34

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  Militarov on Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:59 pm

    "Amman is conducting consultations with Russian manufactures on acquiring a small number of Su-32 (export version of Su-34) fighter-bomber jets, local media reported Monday, citing officials working for Russian aircraft producers.
    "We hope that the interest will lead to pre-contract negotiations in the near future," the Russian official told the Kommersant newspaper. However, Jordan has not filed any official purchasing order yet, the Russian media outlet added.



    In late March, the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Russia’s anti-terror air campaign in Syria had raised the popularity of the Su-34 fighter-bombers, which several Middle Eastern countries were interested in buying.
    Russia has also been carrying out negotiations with the Jordanian side for the supply of several Mi-26 helicopters used both for military and transportation purposes, according to a source in Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation."


    Source: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160411/1037799233/jordan-interested-russian-sukhoi.html#ixzz45Y9nhuiF

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:22 pm

    Νew Su-34s in construction in Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1857857.html


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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  Militarov on Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:09 pm



    SU-34 bombing ice jam Smile

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  Militarov on Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:11 pm



    Not really technical data, but this is T-shirt you can order atm in Serbia Smile

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  franco on Sat May 28, 2016 12:33 pm

    MOSCOW, May 28 -. RIA Novosti The new fighter-bombers Su-34 air unit will be on the Eastern Military District (BBO) in the Khabarovsk region in early June, the head of the press service, Colonel Alexander Gordeyev TSBs.

    "At the factory - Novosibirsk aviation plant representatives of the aviation VVO have completed the acceptance of several multi-role fighters - bombers -. Su-34 in early June, the new Su-34 will go on air unit BBO in the Khabarovsk Territory" - Gordeev said.

    He explained that this is the first batch of aircraft of this modification, which will go into service the flight of the association of the Air Force and Air Defense TSB.

    The Su-34 was designed to attack both ground and water bodies of the enemy, he is able to hit moving targets, even small. The aircraft also has the ability to destroy air targets at any time of the day or night in all weather conditions.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  medo on Sat May 28, 2016 1:41 pm



    In western military district RuAF have air combat trainings between Su-34 and MiG-29SMT fighters. It would be interesting to see, what results Su-34 achieve against MiG-29SMT in air combat.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  franco on Sat May 28, 2016 3:14 pm

    Believe this to be a part of a larger air war game in the Crimea with a squadron from each type being forward deployed there as part of that.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  medo on Sat May 28, 2016 4:10 pm

    franco wrote:Believe this to be a part of a larger air war game in the Crimea with a squadron from each type being forward deployed there as part of that.

    This war game is interesting because MiG-29SMT is modern fighter, which is on level with F-16, F/A-18, Rafale and Eurofighter. If Su-34 achieve good results in air combat, specially in close air combat against MiG-29SMT, than it could as well against those fighters. Good air combat capabilities with the latest AAMs and with very long range and long time flying capabilities could make Su-34 also an interesting very long distance air patrol fighter and not only a fighter bomber. For Far East and Arctic region Su-34 could be a great supplement to MiG-31 interceptors.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  Militarov on Sat May 28, 2016 6:58 pm

    medo wrote:
    franco wrote:Believe this to be a part of a larger air war game in the Crimea with a squadron from each type being forward deployed there as part of that.

    This war game is interesting because MiG-29SMT is modern fighter, which is on level with F-16, F/A-18, Rafale and Eurofighter. If Su-34 achieve good results in air combat, specially in close air combat against MiG-29SMT, than it could as well against those fighters. Good air combat capabilities with the latest AAMs and with very long range and long time flying capabilities could make Su-34 also an interesting very long distance air patrol fighter and not only a fighter bomber. For Far East and Arctic region Su-34 could be a great supplement to MiG-31 interceptors.

    Well that is abit of an overestimation for MiG29SMT to compare it with Eurofighters and Rafale.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  medo on Sun May 29, 2016 9:52 am

    Militarov wrote:
    medo wrote:
    franco wrote:Believe this to be a part of a larger air war game in the Crimea with a squadron from each type being forward deployed there as part of that.

    This war game is interesting because MiG-29SMT is modern fighter, which is on level with F-16, F/A-18, Rafale and Eurofighter. If Su-34 achieve good results in air combat, specially in close air combat against MiG-29SMT, than it could as well against those fighters. Good air combat capabilities with the latest AAMs and with very long range and long time flying capabilities could make Su-34 also an interesting very long distance air patrol fighter and not only a fighter bomber. For Far East and Arctic region Su-34 could be a great supplement to MiG-31 interceptors.

    Well that is abit of an overestimation for MiG29SMT to compare it with Eurofighters and Rafale.

    Not that much. In agility MiG-29SMT is no worse than Eurofighter and Rafale. It also have new more capable IRST and modern Zhuk-M radar and in combination with R-77, it is not much worse than those two. For Su-34 to outmaneuver MiG-29SMT and win in air combat mean that it could win against Eurofighter and Rafale as well.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sun May 29, 2016 10:17 am

    medo wrote: Not that much. In agility MiG-29SMT is no worse than Eurofighter and Rafale. It also have new more capable IRST and modern Zhuk-M radar and in combination with R-77, it is not much worse than those two. For Su-34 to outmaneuver MiG-29SMT and win in air combat mean that it could win against Eurofighter and Rafale as well.

    I guess Militarov can eventually agree on parity with F-16 or Eurofighter but never Rafale, his constant object of admiration Razz As for Su-34 I guess his secondary task might indeed be in fighter function. Better something than nothing...

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  Militarov on Sun May 29, 2016 11:23 am

    medo wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    medo wrote:
    franco wrote:Believe this to be a part of a larger air war game in the Crimea with a squadron from each type being forward deployed there as part of that.

    This war game is interesting because MiG-29SMT is modern fighter, which is on level with F-16, F/A-18, Rafale and Eurofighter. If Su-34 achieve good results in air combat, specially in close air combat against MiG-29SMT, than it could as well against those fighters. Good air combat capabilities with the latest AAMs and with very long range and long time flying capabilities could make Su-34 also an interesting very long distance air patrol fighter and not only a fighter bomber. For Far East and Arctic region Su-34 could be a great supplement to MiG-31 interceptors.

    Well that is abit of an overestimation for MiG29SMT to compare it with Eurofighters and Rafale.

    Not that much. In agility MiG-29SMT is no worse than Eurofighter and Rafale. It also have new more capable IRST and modern Zhuk-M radar and in combination with R-77, it is not much worse than those two. For Su-34 to outmaneuver MiG-29SMT and win in air combat mean that it could win against Eurofighter and Rafale as well.

    One thing is agility other thing is avionics, SMT is really not that modern in terms of its avionics to be fair, MiG-35/M (whatever they prefer to call it these days) would be other thing. Sure its light years ahead of what 9.12s were originally but still imo its quite unrealistic to compare it with EF/Rafale i would rather rougly compare it to F16 Block 50/52 or latest variants of some older NATO fighters like Mirage 2000-5 Mk-2.

    Also i think you forgot about P.I.R.A.T.E

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  Militarov on Sun May 29, 2016 11:28 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    medo wrote: Not that much. In agility MiG-29SMT is no worse than Eurofighter and Rafale. It also have new more capable IRST and modern Zhuk-M radar and in combination with R-77, it is not much worse than those two. For Su-34 to outmaneuver MiG-29SMT and win in air combat mean that it could win against Eurofighter and Rafale as well.

    I guess Militarov can eventually agree on parity with F-16 or Eurofighter but never Rafale, his constant object of admiration Razz  As for Su-34 I guess his secondary task might indeed be in fighter function. Better something than nothing...

    Na, not really i am indifferent towards Rafale as they say, i tho like certain of its capabilities, really good all round capabilities.

    Su-34 truly is frontline fighter-bomber, it was truly supposed to be able and defend itself from aerial threats but you cant expect much from its avionics suite as its made towards performing airstrikes. I would expect it to be able and match F16 MLUs for an example or late F5 Tigers, "mid life" Mirages... which is more than good for "bomber", but still its outperformed in that aspect by F15E mostly due to its radar.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  franco on Sun May 29, 2016 10:27 pm

    As reported, at the beginning of June 2016 in the 277th Bomber Aviation Regiment 303rd Composite Air Division, 11th of the Red Army Air Force and Air Defense of the Eastern Military District at the airport Khurba (near Komsomolsk-on-Amur) must be received by the first four new front-line bomber Su-34. These aircraft have already been built at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant and received the painting, including board numbers red with" 01 "to" 04 ".

    Receipt of the Su-34 will mark the beginning of re-277th bomber regiment for this type of aircraft. Currently, the regiment is equipped with 24 modernized bombers Su-24M2. 277th Bomber Regiment will be the third combatant regiment VKS Russia, which will be re-equipped aircraft Su-34, after the 47th Mixed Aviation Regiment 105th Composite Air Division 6th Leningrad of the Red Army Air Force and Air Defence of the Western Military District at the airport Baltimore (Voronezh), received in 2011-2013, 24 units of the Su-34 and the 559th separate Bomber regiment of the 4th of the Red army Air Force and Air defense Russian Southern military District at the airport Morozovsk (Rostov region), received 36 units in 2013-2015 Su-34.

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  George1 on Mon May 30, 2016 2:22 pm

    So they have been transferred today

    The new Su-34 arrived at the air unit in the Khabarovsk Territory


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    Post  Luq man on Tue May 31, 2016 2:32 pm

    Four new Su-34:







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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  Isos on Tue May 31, 2016 6:53 pm

    Is there a really big fuel tank for Su series that takes the entire place between the engines. Like the conformal fuel tankers on israeli f-16. For long range strike mission, it's usefull, more aerodynamic, fuell efficient, bigger, reduced RCS.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conformal_fuel_tank#/media/File:RAF_F-15E_Strike_Eagle_Iraq_2004.jpg

    The way they put their missiles by paires on one hardpoint is good too. If russian do the same they could achieve like 16 missiles per plane and it doesn't looks hard to do.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:14 pm

    New contract for Su-34s??

    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/3428380&usg=ALkJrhjC526DjK59SDK2WSQmZBirVDt6Vw


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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:28 am

    Hitting the news again, this time with the Kh-35. Given that PR like this is seldom by accident, I wonder why now?

    After its successful use during Russia’s aerial campaign in Syria, the Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bomber is now set to carry even better weapons than those that made it the jihadist terrorists’ worst nightmare, Zvezda TV reported.

    During the Syrian campaign, the Su-34, very aptly designated by NATO as Hellduck, made effective use of its onboard arsenal of a 30 mm cannon, air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles and KAB-500S laser-guided bombs, destroying terrorist infrastructure facilities and command centers. The KAB-500S satellite-guided smart bombs are designed to engage reinforced concrete shelters, runways, railway and highway bridges, military industrial installations, warships, and transport vessels and has proved itself as a highly effective weapon against Daesh and other terrorist groups fighting in Syria. The accuracy of the KAB-500S is between 7 and 12 meters while laser-guided and TV-guided equivalents have a stated accuracy of 4 to 7 meters.

    The Defense Ministry now wants to add to this impressive arsenal also anti-ship missiles, such as the modified Kh-35 missile and even plans to adapt the Su-34 to launch a new generation of the so-called aeroballistic missiles.

    The Su-34 was designed to carry the Kh-15 hypersonic air-to-ground aeroballistic missile. Even though considered by experts as a bit outdated, modernizing this workhorse weapon will be no problem at all. The Kh-15 climbs to an altitude of about 40,000 meters and then dives in on the target, accelerating to a speed of about Mach 5, which makes it the fastest aircraft-launched missile to date. Its updated version will fly even higher and faster.

    Su-34 is a multipurpose fighter-bomber capable of effectively targeting surface, sea and air objects in any geographic area with the use of all aircraft munition types. The equipment installed on the Su-34 allows for the use of weapons against several targets simultaneously. Ninety-two modified Su-34s will be delivered to the Russian Air Force before 2020.


    http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160709/1042689190/russia-plane-arsenal.html

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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:21 am

    Kh-15 standoff missile on Su-34?? interesting...!


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    Re: Su-34 Tactical Bomber: News

    Post  medo on Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:39 am

    I more wait for air launched Calibr cruise missiles with 1500+ km range to be integrated to Su-34 and Su-30SM. Su-30SM should also carry anti-ship Calibr missile with ~600 km range, which will made RuNAVY Su-30SM very effective anti-ship platform with excellent stand off capabilities.

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