Russia posted a video recording the scene of its Su-35S fighter launching a missile that shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 plane.
On the Russian Defense Ministry, February 10 released a video of the Su-35S fighter jet fighting in a special military operation in Ukraine.
The video shows Russian aircraft taking off on patrol missions, supporting bombers, attack planes, and helicopters in airstrikes on opponents.
After that, the Russian fighter locked the target and opened fire on the Ukrainian side. Russia claims to have shot down an opponent’s Su-25 plane. Ukraine has not yet commented on the incident.
Sukhoi Su-35 is a heavy, long-range, multi-role, dual-engine, 4++ fighter aircraft developed by Russia based on the Su-27 Flanker design from the Cold War era with the goal of confronting the Russians. The American F-15 Eagle fighter had absolute air superiority at that time. The first prototype of this aircraft was unveiled in 1992 at the Farnborough International Air Show, UK. The first Su-35s have been in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces since 1995.
In the mid-2000s, with advanced technologies, Sukhoi began to modernize the Su-35S variant to upgrade its range, structure, armament, engine, stealth, and operational capabilities. electronic warfare and firepower. With outstanding combat capabilities, this fighter was dubbed the “ghost of the sky” by the Russian media.
The Su-35S maintains altitude and uses the N135 Irbis-E radar to ensure that the airspace in the operating area is free of air threats from the enemy.
The Su-35S is capable of coordinating the operations of other aircraft in the air, meaning it can perform the functions of an airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft.