Two Sukhoi plants to make about 100 warplanes for Russia in 2013-14 - ministry

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov on Thursday visited the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Building Plant, part of the Sukhoi company, where he inspected the construction of planes for the Russian Air Force, the Defense Ministry said.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov on Thursday visited the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Building Plant, part of the Sukhoi company, where he inspected the construction of planes for the Russian Air Force, the Defense Ministry said.

"Yury Borisov examined the manufacturing facilities of the plant, which builds Su-27SM3, Su-30M2 and Su-35 planes and PAK FA prospective frontline aviation complexes, and repairs and modernizes carrier-based Su-33 fighters. More than 60 Su-35, Su-30M2 and PAK FA aircraft will be supplied for the Defense Ministry before 2015 under current contracts," the ministry said in a statement made available to Interfax-AVN on Friday.

Borisov also heard a report on the construction of Su-34 bombers at the Novosibirsk Aircraft Building Plant, which is also part of Sukhoi.

"This year's plan - the provision of 14 Su-34 aircraft - will be fulfilled, and the plant has pledged to provide 16 Su-34 frontline bombers next year," the statement said.

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