U.S. Army officer Brent Eastwood explained why Russian Su-35 fighter jets are extremely dangerous.
U.S. Army retired officer Brent Eastwood explained why Russian Su-35 fighter jets are dangerous in combat. His article was published by the 19Fortyfive portal. The former military man recalled that the aircraft, created by the Sukhoi experimental design office, has great versatility. It is capable of destroying targets in the air, on the ground and in the water. The observer noted that the US Navy is more concerned about the Onyx anti-ship missile. Its airborne version can be loaded on the Su-35 fighter jet. The attack aircraft has the capacity to carry up to eight tons of missiles and bombs of various classes with laser and satellite guidance. The 4++ generation aircraft can reach speeds of up to 2,500 kilometers per hour. In addition, it is equipped with modern avionics, a modified radar and during flight behaves “intelligently” and maneuverably, writes Eastwood. The development by Russian engineers has attracted many countries, the article states. Egypt already received a batch of Su-35s last year, and Cairo plans another batch of 19 aircraft. Turkey also plans to purchase these aircraft if negotiations are successful. Algeria will do the same, the columnist said. According to Eastwood, Moscow is selling fighter jets to various countries to create a network of alliances throughout the Middle East. Therefore, Russia is changing the balance of power in a vast region and forming a whole “customer base” of states willing to buy its defense developments, the American official noted. Against the backdrop of these events, the U.S. is leaving Afghanistan and weakening its positions in the Middle East to focus on fighting China in East Asia, the article’s author summarized.