The Russian Aerospace Forces received the last two Su-34 front-line bombers under the 2012 contract
According to the published data and spotter images, in July 2020, the Russian Aerospace Forces received the last two front-line Su-34 bombers manufactured by the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov (NAZ) PJSC "Company" Sukhoi "under the contract with the Ministry of Defense of Russia from February 2012 for 92 such aircraft.
According to the available information, these two Su-34 aircraft were completed and flown to NAZ in April and May 2020, respectively. The first of these aircraft with serial number 11-07 (aircraft T-10V-136) and tail number "14 red" was transferred to the 47th mixed aviation regiment of the 105th mixed aviation division of the 6th Leningrad Red Banner army in mid-July The Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District at the Baltimore airfield (Voronezh), which was officially announced on July 16 by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Recall that the 47th mixed regiment became the first combat line regiment of the Aerospace Forces to receive Su-34 bombers - the number of 24 aircraft in 2011-2013 (machines of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th series). The now delivered 11-07 aircraft apparently replaced the 04-01 bomber in the 47th regiment (T-10V-34, tail number "28 red"), which suffered a famous rollover accident on June 4, 2015 when landing at Buturlinovka airfield and after repairs at the NAZ, transferred in 2018 to the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation named after I. S.A. Chaplygin in Novosibirsk for static tests.
The last Su-34 aircraft under the 2012 contract - a bomber with serial number 11-08 (T-10V-137) and tail number "09 red" (registration number RF-95888) - was, according to known data, at the end of July 2020 transferred to the 968th separate mixed aviation regiment of the 4th State Center for Aviation Personnel Training and Military Testing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia named after V.P. Chkalov in Lipetsk. The center in Lipetsk previously received 12 Su-34 bombers, but in 2017-2019, three Lipetsk Su-34s of early production were decommissioned and transferred for use as ground training aids - aircraft 01-07 (T-10V-10) and 02- 02 (Т-10В-12) were transferred to the 183rd training center of the Russian Ministry of Defense in Rostov-on-Don, and the 02-03 aircraft (Т-10В-13, had the tail number "09 red" ) - to the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. To replace the latter, apparently, a new Su-34 with the same tail number was supplied.
Thus, NAZ fully fulfilled the 2012 contract for the supply of 92 Su-34 aircraft to the Russian Aerospace Forces. The first two Su-34s under this contract were transferred to Novosibirsk to the Russian Air Force (VKS) on December 24, 2013, the next 18 aircraft in 2014, another 18 aircraft in 2015, 16 in 2016, 16 in 2017. 12 in 2018, eight in 2019 and now the last two in 2020.
Earlier, NAZ manufactured the first five production Su-34 aircraft under the 2005 contract and 32 Su-34 aircraft under the 2009 contract. Taking into account seven experimental flight and pre-production models, the total number of flight Su-34s built under all contracts is 136 units. Of the 129 production aircraft supplied by the Russian Aerospace Forces, two have been lost in the crash (in a collision on January 18, 2019 over the Tatar Strait) and four have been reliably written off. Su-34 aircraft are in service with nine line squadrons of four combat aviation regiments of the Russian Aerospace Forces (2nd, 47th and 277th mixed, 559th bomber), as well as training centers in Lipetsk and Akhtubinsk.
It is reported that in June 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed a new three - year contractfor the construction of "about 20" front-line bombers Su-34. It is known that the first two aircraft under the new contract (serial numbers 11-09 and 11-10) were already in production at NAZ in the summer of 2019, and, apparently, will be delivered by the end of 2020.