This post was published in Politros by Stanislav Blohin. The point of view expressed in this article is authorial and do not necessarily reflect BM`s editorial stance.
HANOI, (BM) – Russian invisible Su-57 fighters several times overcame the US military in intelligence the Middle East. Such conclusions were made by analysts of the Vietnamese publication SOHA.
Vietnamese experts stated that the fifth-generation fighter Su-57 is the most modern and advanced Russian aircraft at the moment. At the same time, this machine was repeatedly criticized by Western analysts blaming this aircraft for lack of secrecy.
As reality showed, they were mistaken in their conclusions. This machine, as well as other Russian invisible fighters, several times humiliated the advanced American air defense systems.
“In September 2015, when fighter jets of the Russian aerospace forces appeared at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria, the US intelligence community was stunned. The Americans could not understand how the Russian Federation managed to crank up such a large-scale operation without falling into their field of vision,” the authors of SOHA note.
The successful actions of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the fight against terrorism in Syria forced the Western military to take a different look at the Russian army – they began to respect it even more.
In February 2018, Russian military aviation again shocked the western military when, in the Middle East, the fifth generation Su-57 fighter was unexpectedly noticed by everyone. No one understood how they got into the SAR; their Syrian maneuvers were a shock to American intelligence.
This plane has become a real “headache” for the United States and Israel, who do not understand how to track it. Some time later, the head of the Russian defense department, Sergei Shoigu, praised the actions of the Su-57 in the SAR, and also presented a video of the launch of the Kh-59MK2 missiles with this machine.
“The Su-57 during their visit to Syria not only confused American intelligence, but also surpassed the foreign air defense systems installed in the Middle East,” the experts added.
A few days ago, Russian media reported that Russian Su-57 fighters flew through three US bases in Iraq, undetected by air defense systems. This information did not receive an official impression, but it seems that something like this could really happen.
Thus, this will be the third case in recent times when modern Russian invisible fighters have humiliated American intelligence in the Middle East.
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Original source: Poliros