In just over a week, the aerospace forces of the Russian Federation have lost at least two Su-35 fighters. The second was shot down on the evening of May 21 over the Black Sea.
What is known
Information about the destruction of the Russian aircraft appeared on social networks. Very quickly, it was confirmed by Dmitry Pletenchuk, head of the press service of the Kherson Defense Forces. He called the downing of a fighter “an incredible sight”, but after a few minutes deleted the post. Therefore, official confirmation had to wait until the morning. The Air Force statement also noted the destruction of four Kh-101/555 cruise missiles and 20 Shahed-131/136 kamikaze drones.
At the beginning of the material, we noted that the Russian Federation lost at least two Su-35s in a few days. First was shot down may 13. Moreover, at the time of destruction, the aircraft was in Russian airspace.
The Su-35 is a 4++ generation fighter. It can reach speeds up to 2500 km/h (M=2.3) and fly 3600 km without additional fuel tanks. The cost of the aircraft for the Russian army is unknown. Judging by previously concluded contracts, the export price of the fighter reaches $100 million.