Military Watch: Ukrainian MiG-29s unable to cope with Russian Su-35s


According to the Russian military department, on June 26, a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter was shot down in the Zelenodolsk region of the Dnepropetrovsk region during an air battle. According to the American resource Military Watch, these aircraft are inferior in combat qualities to the Russian super-maneuverable Su-35 fighters.


After the collapse of the USSR, the Ukrainian Air Force inherited approximately 200 MiG-29 fighters, although in the 2010s their fleet consisted of only about 35 aircraft. At the same time, the low efficiency of aircraft is largely due to the low professional level of local pilots.

Having joined the Soviet Air Force since 1982, the MiG-29s were intended to be deployed in the Warsaw Pact countries against NATO during the Cold War.

As the publication points out, the age of the sensors, avionics and weapons of the MiG-29 does not allow it to pose a real threat to Russian fighters in air combat. In this regard, Military Watch draws attention to the Russian Su-35.

This fighter plays an important role in the special operation of the RF Armed Forces in Ukraine. The Su-35 is equipped with a phased array radar, as well as the Khibiny-M electronic warfare system. The latter, apparently, neutralize the functions of the MiG-29 fighter, making it possible to destroy the latter with R-77 missiles with active radar guidance. Thus, Ukrainian MiG-29s are virtually unable to cope with Russian Su-35s.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 June 2022 14: 37
    +1
    Because where Ukrainian pilots studied, Russian ones taught. Russia knows better than anyone the weaknesses of its MiG-29. This is where it hits the weak spots.
  2. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 27 June 2022 15: 06
    -3
    They can fly. But recently, even moonshine is diluted with laxatives in order to grab more money. How to fly with a laxative if the thought is to land rather than eject. Another secret. They also accept samzhene downstairs and they also don’t like it, so if they shoot at planes, they shoot down their own, because they know their weaknesses. But they are recorded as orc planes. After all, they were made in the days of the Soviets and Bandera has a grudge against them. Destroy everything Soviet that they did well with factories and the rest.
  3. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 27 June 2022 16: 02
    +6
    In general, these are cars of different classes. Comparing them with each other is tantamount to comparing an infantry fighting vehicle with a tank. And yes, all 29 old countries are not enough.
  4. Atol vedaslav Offline Atol vedaslav
    Atol vedaslav (Atol Vedaslav) 27 June 2022 16: 28
    +1
    Our pilots complained about the lack of worthy targets for air combat. And so, at their request, a NATO MiG-29 appeared in the sky.
  5. doc8673 Offline doc8673
    doc8673 (Vyacheslav) 27 June 2022 16: 50
    -2
    Well, not a single aircraft in the world can cope with our Su-35s, so ........
  6. vladmt3 Offline vladmt3
    vladmt3 (Vlad) 28 June 2022 08: 51
    0
    but what about all the destroyed aviation of Ukraine in the 5th circle, forgot ???
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 29 June 2022 17: 35
      0
      No, explain!
  7. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 28 June 2022 20: 48
    0
    This even Military Watch became clear.
  8. emmo Offline emmo
    emmo (emmo) 5 July 2022 22: 11
    0
    Military aviation operates as a dynamic system, not alone.