Ukraine Conducting Road Runway Operations For Fast Jets

A Ukrainian Air Force two-seat Sukhoi Su-27UB recovers to land on a road runway, as the air force disburses its operations to protect them from Russian attack.
Credit: Ukrainian Air Force
Ukraine’s air force has transitioned to using road runways to disperse and protect its fast jet operations in the country’s war with Russia. In a series of social media posts by the air force’s Air Command Central, images show Ukrainian Air Force RAC MiG-29 Fulcrums and Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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