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The Soviet su-25 are outdated for participation in modern warfare, and Russia for economic reasons are unable to upgrade them to more advanced su-39. This writes Chinese edition Sina.com.
Installed on the aircraft does not meet the modern realities of electronic equipment and warning system for missile attacks, so the slower su-25 vulnerable to attacks of almost any MANPADS, the newspaper notes.
According to the authors of the material, instead of aircraft like the su-25 is it better to use reconnaissance and strike aircraft drones, for example, the Chinese Rainbow CH-4 or American MQ-9 Reaper.
Soviet subsonic su-25 first took to the air in 1975. Currently being replaced su-25, su-34, first flight of which took place in 1990. In February 2018, the su-25 HQs in Syria was hit by MANPADS to militants. Pilot stormtrooper Roman Filipov ejected, but blew himself up with a grenade, to not be captured. The pilot presented the title of hero of Russia.
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