Russia and the United States have been at odds with each other on the world political stage that they have also become competittors in terms of military power. Whoever has the better military power and assets is expected to have the advantage, possibly shifting powers. Will Su-35 fighther have any hold on America’s F-35?
When two superpowers are constantly at odds with each other, it comes down to a battle of military prowess. Showing of force has become a political move that intimidation has been perceived as a means to make sure enemies back down.
Unfortunately, neither Russia or the United States is planning to back down. Both countries have reportedly been pushing for more military advancement citing each other as a possible reason. This also means any military weapon from each other will compared to see who may have the upper hand when the actual conflict begins.
In terms of comparing Russia’s SU-35 to America’s F-35, National Interest has this to say:
“Russia’s Su-35 fighter certainly has western defense outlets buzzing–and for good reason. Moscow, despite heavy sanctions and an economy that has certainly seen better days, keeps pumping out new combat systems one after another–items like new tanks, submarines, nuclear weapons platforms and more.”
If the two weapons are pitted against each other then America may have to resort a strategy that goes beyond direct confrontation.
“How would a group of four F-35s fare if it were confronted by a formation of four Su-35s? The most likely answer is that they would change course and call in the F-22 Raptors and F-15Cs, which are tasked with gaining and maintaining air superiority. Meanwhile, the F-35s would go on their merry way to their assigned targets.,” the report added.
Meanwhile, an ex NATO officer has also urged the United States to become the police of the world to counter conflicts. According to former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen, America “credibility” to be a “policeman to restore order, a firefighter to put out the flames of conflict, and a kind of mayor, smart and sensible, to lead the rebuilding.” It should serve as a deterrent to autocrats like Putin, as reported by RT.
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