Russian Air Forces: Braced For Combat

The IL-22PP Mute standoff jamming aircraft is used primarily to silence enemy air-defense radars.
Credit: Piotr Butowski
If Russia decides to attack Ukraine, its air force will not have to fly very far. The two military districts adjacent to Ukraine contain 60% of Russia’s tactical military aviation, according to an Aviation Week analysis. As tensions with Ukraine have escalated, Moscow has moved even more aircraft to...

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