- Russian media broke out on Monday with a social media madness after photos were released showing an US Navy F / A-18 superhornet in the crosshairs of a Russian fighter during a mock battle.
- One source claims to represent a Russian fighter pilot, with the image that two Su-35s weakened and "humiliated" the US jets until the Japanese F-15 emerged to support the F / A-18s that the Russians had also claimed. maneuvered and embarrassed.
- The US has neither confirmed nor denied the incident, but US Navy F / A-18 has recently operated in the area.
- Russian media run a lot of propaganda stories, and this does not prove
Russian media broke out on Monday with a social media frenzy after releasing photos showing an US Navy F / A-1
Online, a source claimed to represent a Russian fighter jet pilot, surfaced with the image that two Su-35s had weakened and "humiliated" the US jets until the Japanese F-15 emerged, to support the F / A-18s that the Russians also claimed to have ranked and embarrassed.
Russian commentators hurried to brand the incident as evidence of the "total superiority of the Russians and the total humiliation of the Americans."
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The same source previously claimed to have struck an American F-22 stealth fighter with an apparent aerial combat in the skies over Syria, but this incident allegedly occurred in the Russian Far East.
The Source was recently the first to contain images of Russia's new stealth combat drone, suggesting some degree of official connection or access to the Russian military. Russian media accept the claims of the source in wholesale.
Lt. Cmdr. Joe Hontz, a spokesman for the US Command, told Business Insider that US "aircraft and ships regularly interact with Russian units in international airspace and in the oceans, and most interactions are safe and professional."
"If an interaction is not uncertain, we will not discuss specific details," Ingle continued.
This suggests that either the encounter took place and was considered absolutely safe or that the encounter did not take place.
The US had an aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Regan, recently in the Far East and Japan. Japanese fighter jets train regularly with the USA.
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The Russian Su-35 has several advantages over the American F / A-18 In dogfights or combat scenarios where turning and maneuvering is near, but as Business Insider has extensively reported, dogfighting has the focus of Air-to-air combat of the Second World War, achieved in the real fight a drastically reduced importance.
The F-15's dog-fighting capabilities are more like the Su-35, but again these jets are now mostly trying to fight and win middle-range distances with guided missiles instead of dog fighting.
Moreover, there is a history of running in the Russian media about stories of military or moral victories in their armed forces that usually end in something that the Russians can cheer on at the expense of the US, which is usually exposed as incompetent.