American magazine writers Military Watch Magazine (MWM) believes that Kazakhstan rightly chose the Russian Su-30SM over the French Rafale.
Observers of the publication noted that the Su-30 not only flies much farther with more powerful weapons, but also has significantly greater awareness of its surroundings due to the radar twice the size of the Rafale.
MWM also noted the similarity of Kazakhstan’s choice with Algeria’s decision in 2006. Journalists stated that France tried to sell warplanes to the African country, but ultimately preferred the Russian Su-30 MKA.
Previously, military observer Maya Karlin wrote an article for The National Interest. WroteIt was stated that the Russian Aerospace Forces used modern Su-30SM warplanes to carry out distracting maneuvers against the air defense systems of Ukrainian troops.
Military Watch Magazine also WroteSu-30SM fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces are ideal for combating maritime drones of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). Journalists noted that the Russian fighter jet is very durable and extremely maneuverable, but its main advantage is a powerful radar with a maximum detection range of 400 km.
Previously reportedthat the first Checkmate fighters could appear in 2025.
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