Air and space forces (VKS) Russia will receive by 2027 of not less than 76 supersonic fighter-bombers su-34 with the index of NVO (New), according to “Izvestia”, citing sources in the Russian defense Ministry and the military-industrial complex.
According to the newspaper, annually up to 2027 is expected to produce from 8 to 14 aircraft, and the first components for their Assembly must be received at the plant during the second half of 2020. The publication notes that the contract is not concluded yet, however, the Russian companies have already started to order components for its execution.
According to sources, all the su-34 under the new contract will be upgraded in the framework of development program “Owl”, involving equipment of the aircraft universal containers of exploration (RBM). The newspaper reminds that the first contract for delivery of 32 units of su-34 was signed in 2008, and the second, involving the production 92 cars signed in 2012.
In February TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex, reported that the Russian aerospace forces will receive several dozen su-34, equipped with UKRAINIAN, created in the framework of development work “Owl”.
In January, “Izvestiya” wrote that the Russian aerospace forces will receive su-34 index NVO created on the basis of combat experience in Syria.
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