Russian Aerospace Forces received two more Su-34 aircraft
As reported on December 2, 2020 by PJSC Sukhoi Company (as part of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation), it has completed another long-term contract for the supply of a batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers to the Russian Ministry of Defense. At the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant. V.P. Chkalov (NAZ named after V.P. Chkalov) - a branch of PJSC "Company" Sukhoi "manufactured and tested the final machine of the final batch.
“We have manufactured about a hundred vehicles of this type in the interests of the military department under a long-term contract,” said Yuri Slyusar, General Director of PJSC UAC, General Director of Sukhoi Company. - This year has become important for us in terms of ensuring the state defense order. We have completed the fulfillment of our obligations to the Ministry of Defense under large long-term contracts for the supply of new modern aviation equipment. At the same time, we started to fulfill new contracts signed within the framework of the Army Forum, which allowed us to load our enterprises and provide work for our employees in several regions of the country. "
In turn, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on December 2 that the specialists of the military representation of the Ministry of Defense of Russia on the basis of the Sukhoi company accepted the Su-34 fighter-bomber. The machine passed all types of tests and was handed over to the representatives of the operating organization. The plane flew without comment from the Novosibirsk manufacturing plant to the Center for training aviation personnel and military tests of the Russian Ministry of Defense in Lipetsk.
Bmpd's comment.According to known data, in November and December 2, 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation thus received two additional front-line Su-34 bombers manufactured by the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant (NAZ, a branch of PJSC Sukhoi Company) as an addition to the contract dated February 2012 for the supply of 92 Su-34 aircraft. Thus, in total, under this long-term contract, 94 Su-34 aircraft were manufactured at NAZ. 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 four (including two additional) in 2020.
According to the available information, two additional aircraft have red side numbers "12" and "19" (presumptive serial numbers, respectively, 11-09 / T-10V-138 and 11-10 / T-10V-139). Both of them, apparently, entered the 968th separate mixed aviation regiment of the 4th State Center for Aviation Personnel Training and Military Testing of the V.P. Chkalov Ministry of Defense of Russia in Lipetsk.
Earlier in July 2020, the Russian Aerospace Forces receivedthe last two "regular" Su-34 aircraft under the 2012 contract - 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 105 -th mixed aviation division of the 6th Leningrad Red Banner Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District at the Baltimore airfield (Voronezh), and the second with serial number 11-08 (T-10V-137 aircraft) and tail number "14 red" was transferred to the composition of the 4th Center in Lipetsk.
The center in Lipetsk previously received 12 Su-34 bombers, but in 2017-2019, three Lipetsk Su-34s of early release 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 Ministry of Defense of Russia in Rostov-on-Don, and the 02-03 aircraft (Т-10В-13, had the tail number "09 red") - to the Moscow Energy institute.
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 138 units. Of the 131 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.
In August 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed a new three - year contract for the construction of another 24 front-line Su-34 bombers.The last two front-line bombers Su-34, manufactured by the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov, PJSC Sukhoi Company, as a supplement to the contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense dated February 2012 - aircraft with red side numbers "12" and "19" (presumptive serial numbers, respectively, 11-09 / T-10V-138 and 11 -10 / T-10V-139) .It is worth noting that the planes have again changed the scheme of the side number image - now the side number is smaller and again with a border.Novosibirsk, November 2020 (c) VVN / russianplanes.net ( link and link )