16 Sep '18, 11am

North American analyst questions F-22 combat capability

The US F-22 fifth-generation heavy fighter is not fit to fight the best Russian planes, nor to intercept border raids – that was the conclusion of Business Insider magazine columnist Alex Lockie. Recently in the Alaskan sky were brand new fighters from the US Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Force. According to the magazine’s analyst, in case of a fight between the two planes, the Americans would have lost. While the “younger brother” of the F-22 Raptor, the F-35 Lightning II, was designed primarily to attack light targets in the air or bomb ground facilities, representing the class of light assault aircraft, the Raptor aims to ensure air supremacy, aiming to clear and defend airspace over the battlefield, Lockie said. In turn, in Russia are the Su-30SM and Su-35 high-maneuvering fighters that fulfill this function. Compared to Russian aircraft, the US aircraft pale, no...

Full article: https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/north-american-analyst-...

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