Russia takes delivery of fighters, bombers

UPI

The Russian air force has received two new batches of fighter and bomber aircraft from Sukhoi.

Sukhoi said the deliveries last month were comprised of six Su-35S production multifunctional fighter aircraft and five serial Su-34 frontline bombers.

The Su-35S, called the Flanker-E by NATO, is an upgraded single-seat, twin-engined 4++ generation fighter with a maximum speed of more than 1,400 miles per hour at altitude and a maximum ceiling of 59,100 feet. Features include an avionics suite based on a digital information control system that integrates onboard systems and a new phased antenna array radar with a long aerial target detection range.

The aircraft also features enhanced vectored thrust engines.

Sukhoi said its Fullback bomber, which is replacing SU-24s now in service, is a twin-seat day/night all-weather platform with large capacity internal fuel tanks and fuel-efficient bypass engines.

The bombers will be based in the western military district air base in Voronezh, the company said.

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