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Interceptor and Protector: Russian Su-35S Combat Aircraft

Russian Su-35S military aircraft made headlines on more than one occasion this week as this type of warplane was spotted intercepting US B-52 strategic bombers over the Baltic Sea and escorting Russian Tu-95MS bomber aircraft over the Sea of Japan.
Su-35S is a 4++ generation Russian fighter aircraft that exceeds its western analogs, such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-16C Block 50/52 in terms of maximum speed at altitude (M2.25 versus M2 in both cases).
The aircraft can carry a wide array of short-, medium- and long-range air-to-air missiles. The Su-35 can also be equipped with air-to-ground and anti-ship missiles and both precision-guided and unguided bombs, allowing it to attack naval and ground targets.
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