The first three out of five Su-34 bombers have performed ferry flight from the aviation plant and landed at Baltimor airfield on January 25th 2013 at 14.20. The rest two aircraft landed at the airfield at 15.35. Thus the Western Military District (WMD) has formed the second Su-34 squadron, press-service of WMD reports.
"The crews of Su-34 bombers have performed non-stop ferry flight from the airfield of Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after V.P. Chkalov (NAPO) to Voronezh-based Baltimor airfield covering the distance of almost 4000 km. The crews of both Su-34 squadrons will start performing the planned flights and exercises related to interaction between flight personnel and steering groups in February. They will also perform exercises in the area of tactical employment (involving air and ground targets) and the special attention will be paid to in-flight refueling", - the press-service noted.
Aviation of WMD now has two Su-34 squadrons (20 jets each), which will increase its combat effectiveness in the area of hitting air, ground and sea targets under any weather and lighting conditions.
We remind you that multi-role Su-34 bomber is the 4+-generation aircraft. Independent from the time of day and weather conditions, Su-34 is able to hit the ground, sea and air targets using all the assortment of aircraft ammunition, including the high-precision munition. Its equipment allows attacking several targets simultaneously. Excellent aerodynamics, great capacity of integral tanks, highly efficient engines with digital control system, air refueling system and mounting of additional fuel tanks provide a long range for the jet (almost as average strategic bombers).
In addition, Su-34 is able to perform bombing, surveillance and air-to-air operations. It is armed with high-performance guided long-range air-to-surface and air-to-air armament. Thejetisequippedwithadvancedav