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Decoded: Why USAF’ F-22 Raptors, F-35s Could Be ‘More Vulnerable’ To Chinese Su-35 Fighters Than Russian Sukhoi Jets?

By Eurasian times

China is one of the countries that operate the Russian-made Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jet. Armed with deadly BVR missiles, the Chinese Su-35 can pose a formidable challenge to America’s super-advanced F-35 or F-22 stealth aircraft.

In 2017, an American F-22 fighter left the engagement area with a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft over the Syrian airspace after a SU-35 appeared on the scene. According to the Russian media, as the Su-35 moved in to engage, the F-22 Raptor crew quickly retreated.

The Su-35

Sukhoi Su-35 - Wikipedia
The Su-35 (NATO codification – Flanker-E +) is a super-maneuverable fighter developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau belonging to the 4 ++ generation fighter aircraft category.

The category denotes that in terms of the aggregate characteristics, the Russian Su-35 is as close as possible to a fifth-generation fighter, except for its stealth technology and an active phased antenna array (AFAR).

AFAR technologies are already widely used in developing airborne radars of modern fighters in Russia, particularly the MiG-35. The radar makes it possible to track many targets simultaneously due to electronic control of the beam position. It can detect and engage the enemy on water, land, and air, identify its class, type and size, and aim high-precision weapons.

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