Front-line bombers Su-24, Su24M designed for missile/bomb attack on ground and surface enemy's target. Destruction of objects is carried out in tactical and far operative defense depth around the clock in any weather conditions.
Utilization of variable-geometry-wing and twin-wheeled undercarriage for such aircraft permits to base ones on unpaved airfields.
Control system provides low-altitude flight in terrain-following mode and targeting in predetermined area.
External armament is arranged in eight attachment points and includes air-to-surface missiles X-23, X-23M, X-28, X-58, air-to-air missiles R-60, and all range of unguided weapon being accepted by Air Force. For short-range ground and aerial target destruction the internal cannon GSh-6-23 is used.
Bomber Su-24M may carry extra air-to-air missiles
X-25L, X-29L(T), X-31P, X-59 and guided aviation bombs KAB-500KR, KAB-1500L.
Reconnaissance bomber Su-24MR is designed for reconnaissance fulfillment on depth up to 400 km from the front-line in condition of intensive enemy firing and jamming.