The Sukhoi Su-35 is an advanced Russian fighter jet that has seen extensive use in military engagements in recent years. It is widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated technologies available to the Russian military. Despite its capabilities, however, it appears that the Ukrainian forces were able to shoot down a Su-35, raising questions about its vulnerability and effectiveness in combat situations.

This incident has now resulted in US and British scientists studying the Su-35’s secret long-range targeting system. Little is known about this system, but it is a highly effective component of the aircraft’s arsenal and is likely responsible for much of its success on the battlefield. As such, it could provide valuable insight into how to better protect against similar threats and even potentially offer new ways for US forces to counter enemy air defenses. The systems from the downed SU-35 were transported to the Government’s Defense, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), where experts from the US Air Force will be joining the investigation.

The Sukhoi SU-35 is a Russian fighter jet touted as the most advanced non-stealth fighter plane in Moscow’s arsenal. The recent downing of this aircraft by Ukrainian forces has raised alarm bells in Washington, as the United States is now examining the long-range targeting system of this sophisticated piece of technology.

The Su-35’s long-range targeting system uses combinations of radar systems and smart missiles to detect threats from afar and destroy them with precision and accuracy before they can get close enough to do damage. It also incorporates advanced algorithms, allowing the pilot to make more accurate decisions quicker than ever. For example, if an enemy aircraft is detected within range, the system will calculate various potential solutions based on factors such as wind speed, trajectory, target size, altitude, etc., allowing for more decisive action when engaging targets at long distances.

Justin Bronk, air power and technology expert at the RUSI think tank, said: “Any potential opportunity to examine the radar components or electronic warfare pods on the downed SU-35 would be valuable as, even damaged, such components can confirm or undermine existing intelligence assessments about how they work.”