Sukhoi Massacre! Ukraine Has Shot Down Six Of Russia’s Best Jets In Just Three Days

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For an air force that has just a thousand fast jets, losing 60 in a month would be catastrophic. The loss of experienced aircrews might sting even more, according to a recent report from the Royal United Services Institute in London. Russian air ops “are constrained by the availability of pilots with sufficient experience to carry out key missions,” RUSI analysts Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds wrote.

Read the commentary: 'Russian Military Objectives and Capacity in Ukraine Through 2024' by Dr Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds, 13 February 2024