Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Russian plant to double Su-34 production in 2010


The state order for the production of Sukhoi Su-34 aircraft at the Novosibirsk aviation plant will double in 2010, Sukhoi Director-General Mikhail Pogosyan has told Interfax. "It is planned to double the production in 2010 [compared with 2009]," he said.

The fifth-generation fighter jet project is on schedule, Pogosyan said. He added that the new jet might make the maiden flight in the near future.Sukhoi is also conducting preliminary research on a hypersonic aircraft. "Preliminary research is in progress, and there is no prospective client for the new aircraft so far. The technology is basically clear," he said.

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