Having Lost Two Squadrons of Novel Su-35 Jets in Ukraine, russia Plans to Use Obsolete Su-24M Bombers, General Staff
Oleksii Hromov, Deputy Head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, stated this at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
“Ukraine’s Air Defense Forces downed 27 air targets over the last week. Because of significant aircraft losses, the invaders consider using obsolete Su-24M jets that were retired by the aggressor in 2005 to 2018,” the brigadier general said.
According to the General Staff, russia used to supply Su-35 warplanes to China. However, only 9 out of 24 were in good working order, pointing toward this equipment’s low efficiency and unreliability. Most operating failures in these jets were caused by their onboard systems.
“Su-35 warplanes also demonstrated low combat survivability. Over the period of the all-out aggression, the invaders lost two squadrons of such jets or about 24 airplanes,” Oleksii Hromov emphasized.
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