4 Russian Fighter Jets Deployed During the War in Ukraine - International Military

4 Russian Fighter Jets Deployed During the War in Ukraine - International Military
4 Russian Fighter Jets Deployed During the War in Ukraine (pict of illustration)

International Military - The Russian invasion, which began last February, has left several Ukrainian cities destroyed. This war also caused a humanitarian crisis and fueled insecurity around the world. Analysts believe the Russian Air Force has the advanced, larger and superior technology to defeat Ukrainian forces.

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One of Moscow's strengths that is in the spotlight is the fighter jets it uses. Here are some Russian fighter jets confirmed to have been used in the war in Ukraine:

1. Sukhoi Su-57

The Sukhoi Su-57 Fighter Jet

The Su-57 is the most advanced fifth-generation fighter jet of the Russian Air Force. Moscow, according to a report by the TASS news agency, used 4 units of these stealth fighters to carry out attacks against Ukrainian air defense systems. The use of the SU-57 fighter jets began two to three weeks after the start of Russia's "special military operations".

This fighter aircraft is claimed by Russia to be a match for the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter and the F-35 stealth fighter jet, both of which are produced by Lockheed Martin in the United States. China also has the Chengdu J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter.

2. Sukhoi Su-34

The Sukhoi Su-34 Fighter Jet

The Russian SU-34 fighter jet is intended to replace the aging SU-24. The SU-34 has a top speed of up to 1,100 mph, can carry 20,000 pounds of ordnance, has a single 30mm automatic cannon with 180 rounds and can reach an altitude of 50,000 feet. However, 11 SU-34 fighter jets have so far been reported downed and destroyed.

3. Sukhoi Su-30

The Sukhoi Su-30 Fighter Jet

The Su-30 fighter jet is known to have a speed of up to 1,300 mph with an altitude of up to 55,000 feet. In addition, the Su-30 has a 30mm automatic cannon with 150 rounds and has 12 hardpoints that can carry 180,000 tons of ordnance.

It is also known that the SU-30, SU-35 and SU-34 were all developed from the SU-27 framework. So far, four SU-30s have been shot down. One of the shootings of a Russian SU-30 occurred on Wednesday, March 16, in southern Ukraine, by an anti-aircraft missile from the Southern Air Command.

4. Sukhoi Su-35

The Sukhoi Su-35 Fighter Jet

Similar to the Su-30 and Su-34 which were developed from the Su-27 framework, the Su-35 has also been deployed to Ukraine since the war broke out.

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