Russian airpower could overwhelm Ukraine unless West steps in, experts warn

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Speaking to the Telegraph, Justin Bronk, the report’s lead author, said F-16, F-18 and Gripens could offer Ukrainian fighter pilots “far superior radar performance and the ability to use far longer ranged and more capable Western air-to-air missiles” compared with the Soviet-made Su-27 and Mig-29 models Ukraine is currently operating. “They are currently having to fly against modern Russian Su-35S, Su-30SM and Mig-31BM fighters/interceptors [which] completely outclass their jets on a technical level,” he said.