Media about the actions of the Su-35: the Pentagon can stop the Russians without firing a shot




Now is not the best time to serve in US intelligence, but the Pentagon can stop the Russians without firing a shot, the American magazine Washington Examiner said, discussing recent actions Su-35 over the Mediterranean Sea.

This is a real problem. Russian fighters regularly threaten American P-8s and other aircraft, carrying out dangerous and aggressive interceptions in international airspace. To many, such incidents may seem like amusements of the military, but when pilots of Russian fighters intentionally create turbulence in the immediate vicinity of US aircraft, they pose a serious risk to the lives of American crews.

The most striking thing about this is that the Pentagon is not taking any measures to ensure the protection of its reconnaissance flights. Why does the Pentagon not send fighters to escort reconnaissance aircraft when the described problems arise? The US European command and the Pacific Fleet ignore our electronic requests and refuse to provide information about when at least some measures will be taken to protect our troops.

This is silly. After all, the United States without a single shot can put an end to such threats. For example, to prevent Russian interceptions, the U.S. Air Force has two F-16 fighter squadrons in northern Italy that can be deployed to Sicily, where the P-8 is based, to support missions. Russia clearly does not want to see videos on which F-16 fighters will constantly show their superiority in air fights.

The same goes for challenges from China. Beijing in the sky over the South China Sea is doing exactly the same with respect to American aircraft policies, like Moscow over other seas. But the crews of American reconnaissance aircraft should not remain defenseless when meeting with the enemy. It is time for the Pentagon to protect its people and national prestige.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 30 May 2020 09: 38
    -4
    The most striking thing about this is that the Pentagon is not taking any measures to ensure the protection of its reconnaissance flights. Why does the Pentagon not send fighters to escort reconnaissance aircraft when the described problems arise? The US European command and the Pacific Fleet ignore our electronic requests and refuse to provide information about when at least some measures will be taken to protect our troops.

    And really - why? wassat Or are we so strong? Or is this fucking Pentagon so omnipotent? Or is the Earth flat and we all don’t understand something? wink
    1. SASS Offline SASS
      SASS (Sass) 30 May 2020 15: 53
      +1
      Why, why - because. Satisfied?
      1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
        Observer2014 30 May 2020 19: 16
        +1
        Quote: SASS
        Why, why - because. Satisfied?

        What, in your head there are no thoughts at all?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 May 2020 10: 23
    -2
    And fig something to change? Everyone flies nearby, providing politicians with work. And the flight hour of the F-16 is 6-12 thousand bucks, and even the pilots will train something, they are taught to spare themselves and others ... and so every week someone breaks up ...
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 30 May 2020 11: 07
    +6
    And why did someone decide that US reconnaissance aircraft have the right to fly freely and with impunity in the immediate vicinity of our borders. This is a completely normal reaction on our part to such provocative actions. And who suddenly decided that their pilots and F-16 fighters would surpass our capabilities on the Su-35?
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 30 May 2020 12: 16
      -10
      And why did someone decide that US reconnaissance aircraft have the right to fly freely and with impunity in the immediate vicinity of our borders

      laughing USA. Weak at least something to oppose the US decision? Well, except how can the keyboard get horny? laughing
      1. SASS Offline SASS
        SASS (Sass) 30 May 2020 15: 52
        +4
        Handsome ...))) Neither give nor take - smart.
        1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
          Observer2014 30 May 2020 19: 21
          -4
          Quote: SASS
          Handsome ...))) Neither give nor take - smart.

          Nicknames, how do you know? Well, in the sense of not getting confused? laughing There, the cuckooder will only go far from their names alone. wassat
    2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 14: 02
      -3
      Well, they have the right, of course, without crossing the border.
      1. Dear sofa expert. 30 May 2020 20: 03
        +2
        Well, they have the right, of course, without crossing the border.

        Then what so much stench was about Russia's interference in the US election? Borders, like, also did not intersect.
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 31 May 2020 09: 56
          -3
          Now the borders are largely virtual, so one thing does not interfere with the other.
  4. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 30 May 2020 13: 19
    +3
    Quote: Observer2014
    And why did someone decide that US reconnaissance aircraft have the right to fly freely and with impunity in the immediate vicinity of our borders

    laughing USA. Weak at least something to oppose the US decision? Well, except how can the keyboard get horny? laughing

    You in your repertoire, as they say, are a typical modern Vlasovite. Why ask such questions to a person, knowing the answer in advance. Here they discuss and express their opinion, although apparently you do not have a difference.
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 30 May 2020 13: 51
      -3
      Quote: Cheburashk
      You in your repertoire, as they say, are a typical modern Vlasovite. Why ask such questions to a person, knowing the answer in advance. Here they discuss and express their opinion, although apparently you do not have a difference.

      I AM!!! Vlasov !? Yes, I am the first who raised this topic! Oh, Vova.
  5. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 30 May 2020 13: 52
    +4
    Well, we’ll see and show whether the Yankees are superior in air fights, or lose a dozen of their cars and will be forced to get away ... Russia defends its borders and has every right to do this, and US planes that have the audacity to fly over the Kuril Islands and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk , you just need to shoot down !!! I remember that the Yankees were already impudent in this way, until several of their reconnaissance aircraft were shot down by the USSR Air Force !!! After that, the Yankees for a long time removed from the borders of the RSFSR!
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 14: 04
      -5
      Well, here we will see whether the Yankees show superiority in air fights.

      - completely crazy? What is war here?
      1. bear040 Offline bear040
        bear040 30 May 2020 14: 10
        +4
        What do you suggest ?! Get cancer and meet invaders from the USA ?! Violation of the borders of the Russian Federation should be suppressed in the most severe way, only in this way can the aggressor be respected by the borders of the Russian Federation, or do you think that the US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew over the Kuril Islands and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk in order to study bird markets ?!
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 14: 23
          -5
          Do you know how to read, or understand what you read? Who is talking about breaking the border? Is the article about something like this? But all sorts of eccentrics, like you, are also trying to write: "But why did anyone decide that US reconnaissance aircraft have the right freely and with impunity fly in close proximity from our borders. "Yes, they have every right to fly in the immediate vicinity of the border, without crossing her. Airplanes of any country at any border. Do you even understand the difference?
          1. bear040 Offline bear040
            bear040 30 May 2020 14: 25
            +2
            Look a little further than your nose ... An article about the flight of the US Air Force B-1B Lancer over the Kuril Islands and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk recently took place on the Military Review website ... Follow the news ... The flight over the Kuril Islands and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk is not near, this is a direct violation borders of the Russian Federation !!!
            1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 14: 28
              -8
              Once again and in the last (I just look, it's useless to discuss with you): it was official violation of our border? !!! You will find on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or MO, then come. All.
              1. bear040 Offline bear040
                bear040 30 May 2020 14: 31
                0
                The fact that Putin is afraid, or does not want to go against the Yeltsin sixes and the United States, does not cancel the violation of the borders of the Russian Federation by the United States ... Where to look for material, I pointed you ...
          2. I am not a robot 30 May 2020 14: 53
            +5
            Have you heard of the Caribbean crisis? Around us, the base can be fenced, but around the US, no way!
          3. cmonman Online cmonman
            cmonman (Garik Mokin) 30 May 2020 16: 52
            -7
            Do you even understand the difference?

            No, I don’t understand! Because the globe of my country in Russia is bigger - wider - higher - deeper than the borders of my country !!!
          4. Oleg Guschin Offline Oleg Guschin
            Oleg Guschin (Oleg Gushchin) 6 June 2020 20: 17
            +1
            They have a right. But when scouts fly, without even breaking borders, they use modern instruments to reconnoiter the infrastructure of our borders and deep into the border areas with them. Therefore, it is impossible to let them close to the borders for security purposes. But if they are not afraid, then let them fly. But apparently, they have a thin gut flying even with the support of their F-6 fighters. A hat-writing article is aimed at awakening morale among cowardly American pilots.
        2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
          rotkiv04 (Victor) 31 May 2020 08: 37
          0
          He does not offer, he has already stood up.
      2. Dear sofa expert. 30 May 2020 20: 11
        +4
        Quote: Arkharov
        What is war here?

        Of course, war, but you did not notice?
        Or is modern war for you, how is it? In orderly rows .. to wind a bayonet, and on redoubts? “Hold on! )
      3. meandr51 Offline meandr51
        meandr51 (Andrei) 30 May 2020 21: 04
        0
        Why be afraid of her? After HF, nothing is scary.
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 30 May 2020 14: 27
    0
    Squadron can be transferred, but with diapers there will be a shortage. And to show that the pilots of the best aviation in the world all the time fly bypasses, by the way, it’s impossible at all.
  7. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 30 May 2020 15: 15
    +2
    Quote: Arkharov
    Well, they have the right, of course, without crossing the border.

    So ours also do not cross. Therefore, they have the right.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 16: 03
      -5
      If they don’t cross, of course they have. And what, is someone disputing here?
  8. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 30 May 2020 15: 18
    0
    Quote: Arkharov
    Once again and in the last (I just look, it's useless to discuss with you): it was official violation of our border? !!! You will find on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or MO, then come. All.

    ...... It is useless to drag in that ours, too, have the right to fly where there is no jurisdiction of a foreign state.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 16: 07
      -7
      ..... it is useless to drag in that ours also have the right to fly where there is no jurisdiction of a foreign state.

      Has anyone here disputed this? You convince yourself of this, no one argued with you on this issue.
  9. Homeless Offline Homeless
    Homeless (Vladimir) 30 May 2020 16: 13
    0
    The author of the article is a smug turkey!
  10. Alexander Nazarov (Alexander Nazarov) 30 May 2020 16: 56
    +1
    Americans are afraid that they will not have enough diapers!
  11. yurijyadrin Offline yurijyadrin
    yurijyadrin (Yuri Alekseev) 30 May 2020 17: 29
    -1
    I don’t see a problem at all. Well, they brought fuel and lubricants. And one tanker could enter the port of Venezuela. Unloaded and again to the caravan. Transferred from another to him and again to the port. Well, they would have lost two days, but they would have gone empty with money.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 May 2020 18: 21
      -1
      Is this the case? There, no one forcibly obstructed. Only after that they will find themselves outside the legal field, a kind of "flying Dutch". Do ship owners need this?
  12. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 30 May 2020 18: 03
    +4
    I don’t remember exactly which one, they have a lot of them, the Air Force General said - "It infuriates that in general someone else flies!" - end of quote. So the outrage of the sofa expert is quite understandable and understandable. Only his opinion is of little concern to anyone. F-16 is good, but not as much as the media and Hollywood blow it. It is one thing to shoot down old MiGs, without their ground guidance in a bald sky, and a completely different alignment run into Sukhar in all heavy body kits. When your radar is blind, and the warning system yells with good obscenities "under the gun", a completely different scenario.
  13. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 30 May 2020 18: 28
    -7
    Pentagon can stop Russians without firing a shot

    Pilots of Russian fighter jets intentionally create turbulence in the immediate vicinity of US aircraft, then they pose a serious risk to the lives of American crews.

    It is enough for the Americans to put one UAV in the guard of the aircraft to stop these circus numbers. UAVs do not need ammunition. It will simply occupy an intermediate position between the fighter and the aircraft, preventing their dangerous approach.
    1. Horon Offline Horon
      Horon (Kharon Erebovich) 5 June 2020 16: 11
      0
      UAVs react even worse to turbulence at the heading, and pair flight in general has not yet been provided for them (UAVs).
      1. Winnie Offline Winnie
        Winnie (Winnie) 6 June 2020 03: 53
        -2
        With a fright?
  14. Alexander Zima Offline Alexander Zima
    Alexander Zima (Alexander Zima) 30 May 2020 18: 55
    +3
    And the author imagines how a reconnaissance aircraft approaches the border or a Russian base, accompanied by fighters ??? This is a challenge for what ?? .. Here you can click on the rocket launch. Let them fly accompanied by fighters somewhere off the coast of the USA.
  15. Valery Kuzmin Offline Valery Kuzmin
    Valery Kuzmin (Valery Kuzmin) 30 May 2020 19: 29
    +1
    F-16 is just zero against the Su-35.
  16. Dear sofa expert. 30 May 2020 20: 48
    +4
    Quote: Alexander Zima
    And the author imagines how a reconnaissance aircraft approaches the border or a Russian base, accompanied by fighters ??? This is a challenge for what ?? .. Here you can click on the rocket launch. Let them fly accompanied by fighters somewhere off the coast of the USA.

    - ..then it will be necessary to press the rocket launch. And in general, I personally would have shot down, and then apologized, like: a mistake came out, to blame ..)
  17. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 30 May 2020 22: 10
    +1
    Washington Examiner, fly yourself off the coast of Florida, no problem!
  18. Biker Ivanov Offline Biker Ivanov
    Biker Ivanov (Biker Ivanov) 30 May 2020 22: 53
    +1
    Flea F-16 vs Su-35? Are they serious?
  19. Nematjon khozhiakbarov (Nematjon Khozhiakbarov) 31 May 2020 08: 09
    -1
    Do not intimidate Russia.
  20. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 31 May 2020 11: 16
    +1
    That’s interesting, what will the American magazine say if Russia flies its strategic planes to Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua? After all, we must protect the lives of Russians with dual citizenship, living in Florida and Miami.
    1. Winnie Offline Winnie
      Winnie (Winnie) 6 June 2020 04: 38
      -1
      Why on earth WE "must protect the life of Russians with dual citizenship, living in Florida and Miami," ie, US bedding ???
      Could you come from America?
  21. stef13ch Offline stef13ch
    stef13ch (Yadykin) 31 May 2020 20: 44
    -1
    Russia clearly does not want to see videos on which F-16 fighters will constantly show their superiority in air fights.

    The question, of course, is interesting ..!
  22. Fikret A Offline Fikret A
    Fikret A (Fikret A.) 31 May 2020 22: 05
    -1
    Conduct a doctrine between Su-35 and F-16 and permanently close their mouths, who consider the Pentagon omnipotent.
  23. mikhail.rybakov2017 (mikhail rybakov) 2 June 2020 06: 33
    0
    Let them just try. It seems like these adults Americans and everyone believes in fairy tales about the superiority of the F-16 over the SU-35.
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  25. Sergey Savin Offline Sergey Savin
    Sergey Savin (Sergey Savin) 3 June 2020 01: 32
    0
    Americans really love themselves, beloved ones, to publicize how cool they are and they have all the best. The F-16 is a front-line fighter with a small arsenal and a weak radar, and the Su-35 is a heavy fighter for gaining air supremacy with a much better radar and arsenal. It is like comparing a mongrel with a wolf, of course, if there are a lot of mongrels, then they will also bite the wolf, but not one on one. And if they are such cool pilots, why are they complaining that someone is flying next to them and does not allow them to conduct quiet reconnaissance.
  26. charlie the indomitable (charlie the indomitable) 3 June 2020 08: 19
    0
    F-16, although a worthy aircraft, but it is not a competitor to the Su-35 ...