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U.S. Buys Su-27 Fighters From Ukraine for 'Aggressor' Training

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:10 PM

MOSCOW, May 12 (RIA Novosti) - The United States has bought two Su-27 Flanker fighter jets to help train U.S. pilots to cope with the growing number of Russian 4th-generation aircraft sold around the globe, a U.S. online magazine said.

The two planes have been bought from a private Ukrainian company by the Reno-based Tac Air, which provides training and test support for the military.

The aircraft will also be used to test the effectiveness of new U.S. radars and electronic warfare equipment, the Strategy Page reported.

And for against who USA has need to train now with Su-27?

In the past, Russia's Sukhoi aircraft maker sold Su-27 and Su-30 fighters to China, India, Malaysia, Venezuela and Algeria.

- India? ...No!
- Malaysia? ...No!
- Algeria? ...No!

So we have three possible "aggressors" and "threats" = Russia, China and Venezuela.

posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:15 PM
Your forgetting Cuba...

There in the market for a major upgrade in both arms and trade.

posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:48 PM
And this is out of the ordinary how exactly besides your paranoid delusions?

It is very common for the military of one nation to buy the creations of another nation for these very stated purposes.
There is a little something called knowing your enemy and knowing if your new toys actually work or not for the purpose they were created. They do this all the time with new firearms, tanks, rockets, etc.
And what makes you think that other countries in the future won't try to purchase or get a hold of these planes themselves? Just because they don't have the aircraft now does not mean that they won't go for it eventually.

posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:04 PM
Truth is that one of the best collections of MiG's and Sukhoi's are in the US for the sole purpose of training our pilots to deal with them. It's been that way for many years, it's very typical for the US to purchase some of the latest Russian fighters for the purpose of practice. I really don't see any reason to be alarmed just because we're not on the best terms with some of the other customers. Best to be prepared for the best Russian made fighters out there.

posted on May, 18 2009 @ 04:22 PM
I'm surprised that nobody's thought of the possibility of a false-flag operation using these aircraft. Bomb/strafe a major city with a foreign plane, and use the plane's origin to justify an attack on that country.

posted on May, 18 2009 @ 05:37 PM
I don't think anyone would believe for one second that two Russian fighter jets flew halfway around the globe without escorts, refueling jets, or being detected just to make whatever small air strike two fighter jets could make against the United States.

They are for training purposes. It makes sense to seek out Russian fighter jets because most other fighter jets are manufactured by NATO members and U.S. allies - and in reality, our military trains against those aircraft as well.

posted on May, 18 2009 @ 05:50 PM
Umm, I find this to be absolutely pointless. Sorry.

We've had soviet made Migs and Sukhois our own soil for decades.

What's the big deal here?

Our military (always) keeps close tabs on all military tech around the globe, every country. .......not only that, but are you aware of US miltary budget??

We have plenty of advanced toys that make these aircrafts sitting ducks in the sky. Relax........

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