In a dogfight, maybe.
Key point: The F-35 is stealthier and more advanced, but it doesn't perform as well in close-quarter dogfights.
The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fighter into production.
Distinguished by its unrivaled maneuverability, most of the...
It just might be.
Key point: The S-500 is formidable and could give the Air Force a run for its money.
A few years back, Russian state media began leaking some information about the country’s next-generation air and missile defense system, the S-500.
While maintaining that “most of the new system’s technical characteristics remain under wraps,” Sputnik began shedding some light on what those technical characteristics will be (although many of them have been...
A mistake or a blessing? We take a look.
In recent weeks, reports have made clear that Ankara stands ready to purchase 36 of Russia’s 4.5-generation Su-35S fighter (down from an earlier suggested 48)—heralding a potential sea-change for a country which has operated American jet fighters from the F-84 Thunderjet to the F-16 Fighting Falcon since the 1950s.
Turkey had been looking to replace its Terminator 2020 jets—heavily modernized F-4 Phantoms—with F-35 Lightning...