Rebuilding The Russian Air Force

Reuben F. Johnson | 07/29/2019

Six Su-57 advanced fighter prototypes escorted President Vladimir Putin as his aircraft landed at the Chkalov State Flight Test Center in central  Russia in May, where he would announce the purchase of an additional  60 aircraft for the Russian air force. Four of the aircraft are seen above.  The order of dozens more aircraft than previously planned for the period through 2028 raises questions about Russian industry's ability to keep up. Military modernization can be a difficult...
 

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