wpkfyxdjlitwyy8deleoA pair of Norwegian F-16s intercepted a Russian flight of mighty Su-34 ‘Fullback’ fighter bombers off the coast of Finmark this week. It is said that this was the first time that Norway, which shares a border with Russia and is active in surveying their military drills, has intercepted the greatly enhanced deep strike optimized variant of the Su-27 Flanker. Roughly analogous to something between an F-111 and an F-15E Strike Eagle, the Su-34 Fullback is widely regarded as the most advanced tactical jet is Russia’s growing arsenal. It pairs the maneuverability and long-range of the Su-27 with a side-by-side enlarged cockpit and the most advanced operational avionics and sensor suite in the Russian Air Force’s inventory. More