The world's first military clash of the Su-30 and F-16 may occur


Amid growing tensions between China and the United States, the US Boeing C-40A military aircraft entered Taiwan's airspace on June 9. Chinese Su-30 flew towards the US transport carrier. About this writes the American edition of Military Watch.


Boeing C-40A flew from an air base in Okinawa and, flying over Taiwanese cities, headed towards the Bashi Strait. The flight of the US Air Force is taking place against the backdrop of growing calls in the United States for direct support to Taipei to ensure its continued independence from mainland China.


The US supports its ally with arms supplies. So, in 2019, the Taiwan authorities made a large purchase of Abrams M1A2 heavy battle tanks and F-16V fighters. The amount of the last transaction is about 10 billion dollars.

In response to U.S. maneuvers, the air forces of the PRC deployed heavy Su-30MK fighters on islands in the Taiwan Strait. Aircraft have more powerful radars and long-range missiles than Taiwanese Air Force combat aircraft. They are also significantly faster and can fly at higher altitudes than the Taiwanese F-16A and Mirage 2000.

Given the growing tension in the region, as well as further US plans to strengthen Taiwan's defenses, perhaps in the near future we will witness the first combat clash of the F-16 and Su-30.
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  1. Our dryers will tear efki like a BOB warmer!
    1. savage1976 Offline
      savage1976 10 June 2020 13: 15
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      The main thing is that the decision on their application should be made before the first Drying is shot down. I hope China will not play peacekeepers.
    2. hydrox Offline
      hydrox (hydrox) 11 June 2020 07: 14
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      Dryers of Fashek can tear, but for this someone must be the first to give the order to join the battle and I think that it will not be Chinese.
      The Chinese, frankly, are not great masters in terms of warfare using high-tech means (there simply isn’t such a high level of continuous improvement of military practices as ours) and they will not dare to fight at the modern level if they don’t have a Russian adviser corps behind them and instructors.
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    Roarv (Robert) 10 June 2020 13: 18
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    Fly wherever you want, but Taiwan will devour China ...
    It is ridiculous and foolish to watch a striped-star coyote run between the legs of the Dragon, yapping it is not clear what.
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    Miron_1 (Miron 1) 11 June 2020 04: 19
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    The F-16 in the operating manual in bold letters, when seeing the Su-27 and its children, run away to the base airfield.
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    shinobi (Yuri) 11 June 2020 12: 55
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    And the story will be repeated, as with the Carapace in Libya and Syria. No matter what the perfect weapon, people are fighting. And the Arabs and the Chinese are warriors so-so. There Indians on the old "balalaikas" (MiG-21) Pakistani F-16 drove. In the first Iraqi Abrams tore everyone. In the second, when there was no aviation, things were no longer so fun. Now everyone is doing Abrashu whose hands are growing from the right place. Everything is relative.