US Air Force Colonel: R-37 missile is designed to destroy American aircraft These include fighters equipped with active phased array radars, infrared sensors and long-range air-to-air missiles, writes Mitchell Aerospace Research Institute Program Director for Future Concepts and Military Capabilities, retired US Air Force (Air Force) Colonel Mark Ganzinger.
“Some of these missiles, such as the Russian R-37 and the Chinese PL-XX, are designed to destroy expensive US airborne weapons such as early warning and control aircraft, air tankers and bombers, not made using stealth technology, “- said an employee of the Mitchell Institute.
The fighters who e are part of an integrated air defense system and are capable of “killing” American aircraft, the US Air Force colonel named the Russian Su-35, Su-57 and MiG-35, as well as the Chinese J-20 and J-31.
In July Ganzinger in his Defense News article predicted NATO's defeat in the war with Russia. In his opinion, the Pentagon has chosen the wrong strategy for the development of the armed forces. The expert expressed confidence that the United States would not have enough strength to repel an attack by an equal adversary, defend the country and deter a nuclear strike. According to him, success in the war with Russia and China requires a strong army capable of leading an offensive deep into enemy territory and delivering large-scale and accurate strikes.