The Russians Sent Their Slow Attack Jets On Virtual Suicide Runs

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Analysts Justin Bronk, Nick Reynolds and Jack Watling from the London-based Royal United Services Institute detailed the Su-25 force’s tragic plight in their definitive study of the first phase of the Ukraine air war. ...“Defensive aids suites have performed consistently well against most MANPADS,” Bronk, Reynolds and Watling wrote. “The losses have come from repeat exposure in areas with high concentrations of MANPADS teams, rather than a high probability of [a] kill during individual engagements.”