Russian air force “underperforms” in Ukraine, British intelligence concludes

Russian air force “underperforms” in Ukraine, British intelligence concludes

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Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been failing to consistently deliver air power.

That’s according to the British Defense Ministry, Ukrinform reports.

“In the conflict to date, Russia’s air force has underperformed. Its failure to consistently deliver air power is likely one of the most important factors behind Russia’s very limited campaign success,” the report read.

“For years, much of Russia’s air combat training has highly likely been heavily scripted and designed to impress senior officials, rather than to develop dynamic initiative amongst air crews,” the British intelligence suggests.

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“While Russia has an impressive roster of relatively modern and capable combat jets, the air force has also almost certainly failed to develop the institutional culture and skill-sets required for its personnel to meet Russia’s aspiration of delivering a more Western-style modern air campaign. This has led to a greater than planned weight of effort falling to ground troops, who are becoming exhausted; and on advanced cruise missiles, stocks of which are likely running low,” concludes the report.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, as of June 20, Russian death toll in Ukraine amounted to 33,800.


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