A general thread for news and discussions about the Russian Air Force. New batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers was delivered to the VVS today. Translation:http://translate.google.com/transla...u=http://www.sukhoi.org/news/company/?id=5141 Su-34 is of course one of the most important aircrafts that the RuAF is receiving in this decade. Out of all the different newly produced combat aircrafts for Russia in the next 10 years, Su-34 should be the most numerous. I think the order is currently at 124 aircrafts, but it wouldn't be a surprise if there is follow-up orders. Certainly the VVS is receiving quite a few different models, there is at least Su-35S(96 expected through the decade), Su-30SM(60 expected by 2016), MiG-29K(24 for aircraft carrier Kuznetsov) and MiG-35(order for 48 expected to be signed this year). Also the fifth generation fighter T-50 should enter serial production before the end of the decade. The deliveries for Su-34(as for all the other jets) have been very slow until recently. The serial production Su-34 deliveries are as follows: 2006=1, 2007=1, 2008=1, 2009=2, 2010=4, 2011=6, 2012=10 and this year 14 new aircrafts are expected. The trend is certainly very positive, but many years were wasted. This year is turning out to be quite monumental for the Russian Air Force as many different types of aircrafts are reaching a rather serious level of production. This year there is an order for 12 Su-35S, 14 Su-34, 10 Su-30SM and 15 Yak-130. Also Russian Naval Aviation should get its first MiG-29Ks.