According to the Ukrainian MiG-29 pilot, the Russian Air Force has improved its tactics throughout the course of the conflict and still has the upper hand in terms of firepower.
“After learning from their mistakes in the beginning of the war, the Russian Air Force is now making far more strategic decisions. With the help of A-50 aircraft and command aircraft, they often send out fighter patrols. Observational aircraft type Il-20 “,
“Juice,” a Ukrainian MiG-29 jet pilot, was quoted on December 16 by the military news outlet War Zone.
The Il-20 electronic intelligence and reconnaissance aircraft’s sophisticated sensor array allows for high-resolution topographical reconnaissance using radar, making it a major reason for concern for the Ukrainian government.
The Il-20’s ability to listen in on conversations and pinpoint distant adversary radar emitters is a result of its radio data collecting technology.
The Il-22PP has been updated with jammer technology to counter anti-aircraft radars. In addition to Su-34 bombers with jamming and electronic intelligence complexes, Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft, and Mi-8 helicopters with the Rychag-AV complex, this is part of Russia’s formidable electronic warfare capability.
“They operate almost 24/7, always putting the Ukrainian air defense forces in danger. The main threat to us is the Su-35S heavy fighter on patrol duty. It does not only carry missiles.
“We’ll use the anti-aircraft missile, the Kh-31 anti-radar missile, and the Khibiny jamming system to stop air defence complexes from working,” Juice said.
A report from the Royal United Services Research Institute (RUSI) in London said that the Russian Air Force (VKS) is putting two MiG fighters in each of the eight combat airspaces over Ukraine. -31BM or Su-35S is on patrol all the time.