The Su-32 fighter-bomber is a two-seat multifunctional aircraft designed for all-weather and round-the-clock engagement of ground and surface targets at considerable distances from home bases using precision-guided weapons as well as air targets in an intense enemy counter-fire and ECM environment.

The Su-32 is capable of effectively accomplishing the following combat tasks: high precision strikes against air, air defense, ground and sea targets, destruction of military-economic, military and government installations, air target interception, air reconnaissance and electronic warfare.