Why Russia's New Su-35 and Su-57 Stealth Fighter Went to War and Syria
The National Interest -

Michael Peck


And why.

Russia’s air force has gained valuable combat experience in Syria.

In fact, the majority of combat pilots have flown in Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu stated during a military conference.

“The figures speak for themselves here,” said Russian military newspaper Red Star.  “98 percent of the transport aviation crews and 90 percent of operational-tactical and army aviation crews, and also 60 percent of the long-range aviation pilots have already...

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