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The pride of Novosibirsk: a batch of Su-34 bombers is transferred to the Russian Air Force

By The Siberian Times reporter
11 July 2013

A ceremony was held this week to hand over the 'high performance' aircraft by the VP Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant.

SU-34 at Lipetsk Aviacenter. Picture: Vitaly V.Kuzmin

'The three jets departed for their new base in Voronezh,' said a report from Interfax-AVN.

Almost one thousand workers watched as the bombers left for their deployment.

'I feel a great, immense pride right now for the job we've done', said a woman worker. 'It was a mighty and loud take off. We have a great team here at our plant and we will continue doing our best in producing the planes'.

The Novosibirsk company's management emphasised the 'full and timely implementation of the 2013 State Defence Order'. Goverment contracts in 2008 and 2010 to supply the Su-34 'have created the conditions for a stable work load of the plant in the long run, and determined its long-term development prospects'.

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It's nice to see Russia regaining a functional defense force. Even better when the Army becomes a wholly professional one.
Arklight, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
14/07/2013 02:14
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