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Su-24  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1974
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Fencer, Su-24M, Su-24M2, Su-24MK, Su-24MP and Su-24MR
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Sukhoi
Parent System: Su-24
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1974
Total Production: ?
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Description: Su-24 is a twin-engine, two-seat, swing-wing, supersonic, low altitude strike aircraft deemed as the Soviet counterpart to American F-111. It was the first Soviet tactical attack aircraft entitled to deliver a wide range of smart/guided bombs and missiles. NATO nicknamed this aircraft as Fencer. It is powered by two AL-21F turbofan engines each rated at 25,000-lb of thrust. Su-24s were deployed by Soviet and Russian forces in Afghanistan and Chechnya. The Su-24M is an improved strike variant and Su-24MK is its export counterpart. Su-24M features in-flight refueling using a nose probe which connects to Il-78 Midas tanker aircraft. Su-24MR is a reconnaissance variant. Su-24MP provides Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities and was produced in small numbers. A dedicated anti-ship was also developed for the Soviet Navy. Russian Air Force Su-24s should be replaced by Su-32/34 tactical fighter-bomber before 2020.

On April 17, 2014, two Russian Air Force Su-24 bombers with no weapons loaded were sent to intercept the US Navy's AEGIS-equipped destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea. One of them flied around the destroyer up to 12 times while the other one remained away as done usually by both sides during the Cold War period. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Su-24s were equipped with the Khibiny EW system and were able to neutralize the AEGIS phased array radar target tracking capabilities while the ship's crew was unable to re-boot the system. It is not clear whether the jammer affected the radar system itself or only the computer-based component or either both at the same time. The KRET Corporation confirmed that the incident occurred but the Khibiny jamming pod was not involved.

Su-24 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Dimensions
Height: 6.19 meter (20.3 foot)
Length: 24.5 meter (80 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 17.3 meter (57 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 11,000 meter (36,089 foot)
Max Range: 3,600 kilometer (1,944 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 472 mps (1,700 kph)
Weight
Max Takeoff Thrust: 50,000 pound (22,680 kilogram)
Payload: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Su-24 News

There are 19 news between
29 Nov 2006 and 25 Jun 2017
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Sunday, June 25, 2017Russian Air Force to Get New Yermak Strategic Transport Aircraft by 2024
Saturday, May 13, 2017Russian Air Force to Install SVN-24 Guidance System on Tu-22M3 Bombers
Friday, September 2, 2016Russian Navy Su-33 Jets Equipped with SVP-24 Targeting Pod to Beat ISIS
Thursday, July 28, 2016Syrian Air Force Takes Delivery of Two Upgraded Su-24M2 Bombers
Monday, March 28, 2016Russian Air Force Weapons Deployed during the Conflict into Syria
Wednesday, January 6, 2016Algeria Set to Buy 12 Su-34 Fullback Strike Jets
Monday, August 31, 2015Russia Unveils Grom-1 and Grom-2 Strike Weapons
Wednesday, March 4, 2015Russian Su-24M and Su-30SM Jets Penetrate US Navy's Air Defenses in Black Sea
Friday, February 27, 2015Russia Unveils Top Five EW Systems
Monday, April 21, 2014Russian Air Force Su-24 Bombers Fly Around Destroyer USS Donald Cook

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Iran?
YearHoldings
2009-43 Su-25K and Su-24MK
Kazakhstan30
YearHoldings
201225
Russia600
YearHoldings
202060Su-24M2
2014302Russian Air Force Su-24M, Su-24M2 and Su-24MR (280) and Russian Navy Su-24M (22)
2008500Su-24M (400) and Su-24MR (100)

Grand Total 63010
Cannons & Gear
GSh-6-23Mx1
Defensive Weapons
BETAB-500x2
FAB-100
FAB-250
FAB-500
KAB-1500KR
KAB-1500L
KAB-500KR
KAB-500L
KAB-500OD
KAB-500S-E
KMGUx2
OFAB-250-270
R-60x2
R-73x2
Offensive Weapons
Kh-23M
Kh-25ML
Kh-27PS
Kh-28x1
Kh-29D
Kh-29L
Kh-29T
Kh-31A
Kh-31P
Kh-58
Kh-59
Sensor Systems
SVP-24x1
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