Russia's Su-35 Is Powerful, But Can It Defeat America's F-22 Or F-35?
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Russia is catching up.

Key point: Russian aircraft are closing the gap with the West, making the need for investments in next-generation fighters more important than ever.

Russia’s Su-35 fighter certainly has western defense outlets buzzing--and for good reason.

Moscow, despite heavy sanctions and an economy that has certainly seen better days, keeps pumping out new combat systems one after another--items like new tanks, submarines, nuclear weapons platforms and...


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