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NOVOSIBIRSK, March 10. /TASS/. Russia’s Aerospace Forces will receive 16 new Su-34 fighter-bombers (NATO reporting name: Fullback) this year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Friday.
"This year, we expect above the plan supplies of four aircraft, and the overall amount of order for this year is 16 Su-34," Borisov said during the visit to the Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant named after Chkalov.
The plant has a long-term contract with the Defense Ministry for 92 Su-34 jets and is implementing it with almost one year ahead of schedule, he said.
The Su-34 jet "has shown its best characteristics in the Syrian conflict, has a huge potential for modernization and is almost a plane of the new generation," Borisov said.
The modernization of the Su-34 jet at the plant will begin next year. "The program of Su-34’s modernization is scheduled for 2018. We discussed with the leadership of the plant and the United Aircraft Corporation the plans of work on the aircraft as part of the future state arms program for 2018-2025," he said.