The Russian military began to use a new reconnaissance complex based on the Su-34 front-line bomber as part of a special operation in Ukraine, an informed source told RIA Novosti.
"As part of a special operation, the Russian Aerospace Forces have begun using new reconnaissance systems based on Su-34 front-line bombers, which make it possible to determine with high accuracy the coordinates and other parameters of enemy targets, in particular, air defense positions and Ukrainian radar stations," the source said.
He specified that such capabilities of the Su-34 are provided by the latest suspended universal reconnaissance containers. Three types of containers are used on bombers - optoelectronic, radar and electronic intelligence.
As the source explained, the reconnaissance complex "allows the transfer of information about enemy military facilities to ground forces and fire weapons via automatic communication channels in a near-real time mode."