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Russia Su-35 Fighter Jet: Russia shot down 3 of its Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets with S-400 in Ukraine war? dispute over claim

Kyiv: Ukrainian media has claimed that Russia itself shot down three of its Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in the war that began in February. The claim states that all these fighters were shot down during fighting around the city of Nova Kakhovka in southern Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force has also claimed responsibility for downing all three Russian Sukhoi Su-35s. However, Russia has denied these claims, saying that not a single of their fighter planes has crashed in Ukraine. Russia’s Su-35 fighter aircraft is considered very powerful. Russia has even offered this aircraft to India. This fighter aircraft can fly at a speed of 2778 kilometers per hour. Its range is also 3600 km.

Russia accused of shooting down its own fighter planes
BulgarianMilitary.com quoted Forbes as saying that Ukraine’s claim may be false. David Hambling, a Forbes journalist who monitors the Ukraine war, said it was quite possible that Russia accidentally shot down its own fighter jets. He has made this claim on the basis of apprehensions about the time and place of the downed planes. The Russian S-400 missile system is already stationed near the area where Russian fighter jets have claimed to be shot down.

‘Russian missiles do not have the ability to detect friend and foe’
According to Hambling, Russian air defense has little ability to identify its own fighters. In such a situation, these air defenses can accidentally shoot down their own fighter planes. He also claimed that Russia’s Su-35 is a very powerful fighter aircraft. It has an unprecedented ability to dodge enemy missiles. In such a situation, Ukraine currently does not have such a powerful air defense, which can shoot down the Su-35. He feared that Russia’s Su-35 may have been shot down by Russia’s own S-400 missile system.

The Su-35 was inducted into the Russian Air Force in 2014.
The Sukhoi Su-34 is a Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft. It first flew for the Soviet Air Force in 1990. It was later inducted into the Russian Air Force in 2014 after some modifications. This fighter aircraft is based on the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker Air Superiority Fighter Jet. The Su-34 has an armored cockpit, which does not harm the pilots sitting inside during the attack. So far, a total of 147 units of this fighter aircraft have been manufactured, all of which are deployed in the Russian Air Force. The aircraft has a length of 23.34 m, a wingspan of 14.7 m and a height of 6.9 m.

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