Excellent work ,
So it seems the losses were basically recovered and new squadrons are filled out
Fucking great, now to protect these machines and augment the light fighter fleet
***edit, if we take western exaggerated claims of 16 downed
We take 140 operational (not counting 7 prototypes) , minus 16, yields 124 remaining aircraft +- assorted losses, plus 10 aircraft delivered this year, puts the fleet around 134 planes
This is good , if 4 more are delivered at year end, it will be back to 138 , circa 140 aircraft since beginning of SMO
I don't think so, when the previous contract ended there were 10 full squadrons plus two planes in Akhtubisnk, now there are 11 full squadrons, we are talking about 134 planes, from which we must discount the casualties of 2022.
Of the 151 airframes manufactured as a maximum must be discounted 7 prototypes , 1 static airframe and 5 pre-series for tests that have already been withdrawn, that is, 13 fewer: remain 138.
Several (about 4) were lost in the previous decade and about 12-15 this year
TMA1 wrote:I believe the Su-34NVO are capable of using the new jamming and recon pods. Particularly interested in the pod with the powerful side looking radar with long range and meter squared or less SAR mapping capabilities. I wonder if it is good enough to track long range targets for strike.
Yes, Su-34NVO is not a modernized version is a version with more capacities, included recon pods
The modernized version should include better engines and other updates
https://lenta.ru/news/2022/11/18/ntcnn/In the United States, the production of Su-34 in Russia was estimated
The multifunctional front-line supersonic fighter-bomber Su-34 is a favorite of the Russian Ministry of Defense . An assessment of the pace of production of the Russian aircraft was given by the American magazine Military Watch.
The publication admits that at the beginning of 2022, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) were armed with 125 such interceptor fighters. According to the magazine, the Ministry of Defense received about 14 Su-34s each year.
“This is expected to continue until at least the end of the 2020s. One of the main reasons why these aircraft were purchased in greater numbers than the Su-30SM and Su-35S, which are also high-maintenance heavy fighters, is that the Su-34 was produced exclusively for domestic use, while while a significant part of the production capacity of the other two models worked for export, ”the publication says.
The magazine claims that fighter-interceptors are "prized for their long range, comparable to that of some strategic bombers, and powerful electronic warfare systems, which, combined with a relatively small effective scattering area, make them difficult to intercept."The publication admits that if the Su-34s receive engines from the Su-57 fighter, then the capabilities of the first will grow revolutionary.
In November , the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that another batch of Su-34 front-line fighter-bombers had been handed over to the Russian Armed Forces.