Could Russia Send Its S-70B Stealth Drone to Fight in Ukraine?
S-70B Stealth Drone – Headed to Ukraine? Since launching its unprovoked and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine in late February, the Russian military has been unable to achieve air superiority. Moscow, which has faced numerous setbacks on the ground, also saw that some of its best and most modern aircraft have failed to live up to the hype. In June, reports circulated that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name “Flanker-E”) near the city of Nova Kakhovka.
The Sukhoi Su-35S, which is the latest generation of the Soviet-era Su-27 fighter jet, was designed to intercept and destroy air targets in long-range and short-range air battles, while the aircraft can also carry out ground attack missions. However, Moscow has limited the use of such aircraft, likely out of fear that more would be shot down.
S-70B: Attack of the Drones
Russia has been increasingly relying on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in its air war in Ukraine, and it has…