The Ukrainian Air Force claims that their MiG-29 has been fired down a Russian Su-35 jet

The Ukrainian Air Force claims that their MiG-29 has been fired down a Russian Su-35 jet ...

According to a tweet from Ukraine''s Armed Forces, a Russian fighter jet was allegedly shot down in a dogfight Friday afternoon. The event is the second of its kind since early April.

"A MiG-29 fighter fighter from Ukraine shot down a Russian Su-35 in the Kherson area today, 27 May, according to the air force. The Su-35, according to the airline, was "hunting for Ukrainian assault aircraft."

"Glory to Ukrainian pilots! Death to the occupiers!" the statement added.

About the Su-35

The Su-35, formerly known Flanker E according to NATO classification, is a super maneuverable multi-purpose aircraft. The two-engine fighter jet has a distinct avionics system, including a digital information control system, and a new radar system that can effectively engage eight targets at a time.

The single-pilot aircraft, which is expected to cost $50 million apiece, is controlled without the use of any analog devices and can reach speeds of up to 1,500 mph (2,400 kph) with a range of 2,200 miles (3,600 km). In support of Russian forces since 2014, the aircraft can carry a wide range of weapons including rockets, air-to-air missiles, and missiles.

A difficult offensive

Russian military operations in Ukraine have failed to run as smoothly as Russian President Vladimir Putin expected, as the air war in Ukraine was particularly looming. In early April this year, the Ukrainian Air Force claimed that it had killed another Russian Su-35 fighter on a SEAD mission (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses). This event markedthe first documented downed fighter of its kind in the Ukrainian war.

At the time, the fighter jet was struck in the sky over the Izyum region in eastern Ukraine, about 75 miles (120 km) from Kharkiv. The Ukrainian military even managed to intercept a conversation with the Russian military about a possible rescue operation.

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