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"Ready to serve": Russian Su-34 bombers checked in the Arctic

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The Russian front-line bomber Su-34 was recognized as fit for service in the Arctic. The conducted exercises showed the aircraft's ability to operate in low temperatures.


The Ministry of Defense recognized the Su-34 as ready to serve in the Russian North. For several weeks, the bombers took part in exercises in the Arctic Circle. The aircraft was tested to work in extreme conditions, proving that it is capable of performing combat missions in the Arctic.

As they say "News" citing the military department, Russia is strengthening its defenses in the Arctic, including airspace. The Su-34 should be supplemented by the MiG-31 on alert. While the MiGs are mainly designed to intercept enemy aircraft, missiles and other aircraft at distant approaches, the Su-34s are capable of operating at closer borders, for example, to cover the Northern Sea Route. At the same time, it is possible that Il-78 tankers will be deployed at the Arctic airfields to increase the range of combat. aviation.

The Ministry of Defense confirmed that, as part of the testing, the Su-34 crews carried out launches of guided air-to-surface missiles at targets depicting ships and submarines of the imaginary enemy.

The Su-34 is a Russian multifunctional fighter-bomber designed to deliver air strikes against enemy ground targets in operational and tactical depths in conditions of strong opposition. Able to carry out missions without cover fighters. Uses long-range air-to-surface and air-to-air guided weapons with multi-channel capability. Equipped with a highly intelligent radar countermeasures and defense system. The flight range is up to 4 km, the maximum speed is up to 000 km / h, and the combat load is up to eight tons.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 19 2021 09: 37
    +9
    This "duck" is a beautiful bird!
    And in Syria it has proven itself very well.
    1. serg.shishkov2015
      serg.shishkov2015 April 19 2021 10: 10
      +3
      Totally agree with you! I first saw his photo in 1994 on the cover of Wings of the Motherland magazine. I looked at it so that I got off the curb! Happy flights and clear skies!
  2. avia12005
    avia12005 April 19 2021 09: 41
    +4
    And that’s right, because it’s true!
  3. V1er
    V1er April 19 2021 09: 56
    +5

    Su-34 (product "T-10V", NATO codification: Fullback - "Defender") is a Soviet / Russian multifunctional supersonic fighter-bomber designed to deliver air strikes against enemy ground targets.

    In terms of its combat capabilities, the Su-34 belongs to the 4 ++ generation and allows it to carry out basic combat missions without being accompanied by cover fighters due to its high combat qualities, which make it possible to conduct independently maneuverable air combat with any existing enemy fighters on equal terms.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 19 2021 10: 09
    +1
    Let the norgi think, if SS 24 does not understand how to behave with Russia. And not the point, the summit of Muhammor Putin VV should take place in Kirkenesse, Norway, with the "duckling" it will be somehow calmer.
  5. Dikson
    Dikson April 19 2021 10: 35
    +4
    Drying, it is clear that we are ready .. but the Arctic airfields, heat and power units and other related services, how is it with them? With hangars and shelters? Runway? With the deployment of service personnel at these aerodromes, how? Here an article recently flashed about the fate of the flight joy from "Kuznetsov" .. - those also remain in the Arctic .. only from waterfowl to land will be repainted .. and rightly .. - the air already frankly stinks of kerosene ... and where there is kerosene - - there it is not far from napalm ...
  6. Old26
    Old26 April 19 2021 16: 22
    +2
    Quote: Dikson
    Drying, it is clear that we are ready .. but the Arctic airfields, heat and power units and other related services, how is it with them? With hangars and shelters? Runway? With the deployment of service personnel at these aerodromes, how? Here an article recently flashed about the fate of the flight joy from "Kuznetsov" .. - those also remain in the Arctic .. only from waterfowl to land will be repainted .. and rightly .. - the air already frankly stinks of kerosene ... and where there is kerosene - - there it is not far from napalm ...

    And the question about the IL-78 also has no answer yet. Maybe it's better not to bother with a tanker based on the IL-76, but to do something on a different base?
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 19 2021 18: 03
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      Quote: Old26
      Maybe it's better not to bother with a tanker based on the IL-76, but to do something on a different base?

      And what does the IL-78M-90A not suit you? The car is mass-produced, and so far it satisfies everyone. The question of developments based on the Il-96 was raised, but something faded. There the dough needs to be invested nemeryannom.
  7. Old26
    Old26 April 26 2021 18: 52
    +3
    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: Old26
    Maybe it's better not to bother with a tanker based on the IL-76, but to do something on a different base?

    And what does the IL-78M-90A not suit you? The car is mass-produced, and so far it satisfies everyone. The question of developments based on the Il-96 was raised, but something faded. There the dough needs to be invested nemeryannom.

    It works for me. The question is, first of all, it is necessary to modernize the VTA and only then will the hands reach the tankers. Maybe you should make them on a smaller plane?