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The media named the five most dangerous fighters in the Middle East

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The American edition of Militari Watch has named the five most efficient fighters in service with the countries of the Middle East. At the same time, the rating did not include aircraft deployed by other states at military bases located in this region, as well as fighters already ordered but not yet delivered.


1. Su-35 Egypt

So, the rating is opened by the Russian Su-35 fighter of the Egyptian Air Force. It is reported that Egypt signed a contract for Russian heavy "elite combat" fighters of the 4 ++ generation back in 2018, and announced this only in 2019.

The Russian Su-35 fighter is considered the most efficient not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa, the newspaper writes. The aircraft has a number of advanced technologies, including a reduced ESR, controlled thrust vector of the engines, a powerful radar station, and various weapons, including air-to-air missiles with a range of up to 400 km.

Egypt intends to purchase 20 Su-35 fighters under the first contract and will probably conclude a second for the supply of an additional batch of Russian fighters. In the country's Air Force, they will replace the outdated and poorly armed F-16 fighters.

2.F-15SA Saudi Arabia

The media named the five most dangerous fighters in the Middle East

In second place is Saudi Arabia with the F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) fighter. This heavy attack fighter is the most advanced version of the F-15 in service with many countries today. The aircraft began to be delivered back in 2016, currently more than 70 F-15SA fighters are in service, as well as about 70 more F-15S fighters, which are being upgraded to the F-15SA standard, and another 81 older F-15C / D fighters. ...

According to the publication, the F-15SA lacks the F119 engines and the stealth capabilities of the F-22. At the same time, the F-15SA has advanced technologies, including new computer architecture and sophisticated electronic warfare systems, cockpit displays and data links.

The fighter develops a speed of Mach 2,5, maneuvers freely at high speeds and is capable of fighting at high altitudes. Thanks to its powerful and large radars, the aircraft has excellent situational awareness, but is not capable of using the latest missiles such as AIM-120D or Meteor.

3. F-35A Israel


In third place, the publication placed the fifth-generation fighter F-35A, which is in service with the Israeli Air Force. This is the only stealth fighter in service with the countries of the Middle East.

The F-35 has a number of advanced technologies and functions, it is able to remain invisible to radars and electronic warfare systems, and has network-centric combat capabilities. At the same time, the fighter has very modest indicators of flight range, altitude, speed and maneuverability. Internal weapons the bays accommodate just four air-to-air missiles, compared with 12 F-15SA and 14 Su-35 missiles.

The main problem of the F-35 is called unpreparedness for high or even medium-intensity battles, serious current problems with its design, which are not expected to be resolved until 2025.

4.F-14 Iran


In fourth place is the Iranian Air Force F-14A fighter. The fighter delivered to Iran in the 70s of the last century was modernized by Iranian specialists, and given Iran's defense cooperation with China and North Korea, it can be stated that the fighter received additional capabilities.

Notable improvements include a powerful new radar and new air-to-air missiles. The new F-14 Fakour 90 missile is a derivative of the highly efficient American AIM-54 and has an estimated range of 300 km and speeds in excess of Mach 5, making it one of the most powerful air-to-air missiles in the world.

At the same time, it is noted that the missile turned out to be heavy and therefore the fighter can carry only six such missiles.

5. Eurofighter (Tranche 2) Saudi Arabia


Fifth place is given to the Eurofighter of the Royal Saudi Air Force. The Saudis were the first of the Gulf countries to purchase this fighter, despite its dubious effectiveness. Its purchase was motivated by political rather than economic reasons.

In the Saudi Air Force, the Eurofighter is used as a reliable support aircraft. Unlike the much more advanced Tranche 3 Eurofighters recently ordered by Kuwait, the Saudi fighters lack some advanced features such as AESA radars or Meteor long-range air-to-air missiles.

Thus, the Eurofighter (Tranche 2) fighter has very mediocre combat capabilities at long distances, and the modernization of the aircraft is not yet planned.
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  1. iouris
    iouris 14 November 2020 12: 20
    -3
    So what, who might be interested in it?
    1. VO3A
      VO3A 14 November 2020 17: 31
      +4
      The F-35 ..... is capable of remaining invisible to radars and electronic warfare systems, and has network-centric combat capabilities.

      How can the F35 remain invisible to electronic warfare systems? The author is just a genius !!!
      This time ..
      What is network-centric combat capability? He has equipment on board to work in network-centric systems! This is yes! One aircraft outside the system, outside of other objects, cannot possess network-centric combat capabilities ... If, for example, the Saudis buy an F35 for themselves, then they will have it without the American system, will not have such capabilities ... And all this equipment on board will be fiddling with like cargo, or used in a simplified, truncated mode ... So this plane they don't even need "fuck" ... Like everyone else, without American systems ... and their own, even if they exist, may not work ... So Israel is struggling with the F35J, puts its equipment on it, installs its software to match its systems ...
      This F35, by and large, is not needed by anyone except the Americans ... Either they buy it to work in P_NDOS network-centric systems, it means not for themselves ... When stupid Europeans and other buyers who are selling this useless plane to them will understand this. ..
      In this regard, the Su-57 is much preferable, in addition, it has excellent maneuverability and combat capabilities ... And it is not sharpened for use in network-centric systems, although such a possibility is provided, but not on the Su-57E !!!
  2. Pavel57
    Pavel57 14 November 2020 12: 20
    +1
    About the F-14 with 6 missiles is strange. He practically did not fly 6 Phoenixes.
    1. Snail N9
      Snail N9 14 November 2020 13: 13
      -4
      Something tells me that the time of manned aviation is leaving (yes, in fact, already gone) into the past. The future belongs to drones and unmanned aircraft with artificial intelligence. You can minus me, but my opinion is that manned aviation is left to live no more than 10 years. Investing money in it is pointless now ..
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 14 November 2020 13: 26
        0
        Quote: Snail N9
        the time of manned aviation is leaving (yes, in fact, already gone) into the past.

        Exaggerating. Yes, most of the tasks will be completed by drones by the end of this decade. But manned aviation will not disappear, it will transform. The transport aviation engaged in the transportation of people will remain manned, fighters / bombers will become the command centers of the UAV swarms, and will carry out current tasks. I think 70% of the tasks performed by manned aircraft will be taken away by UAVs.
        1. Vol4ara
          Vol4ara 14 November 2020 13: 40
          +1
          Quote: OgnennyiKotik
          Quote: Snail N9
          the time of manned aviation is leaving (yes, in fact, already gone) into the past.

          Exaggerating. Yes, most of the tasks will be completed by drones by the end of this decade. But manned aviation will not disappear, it will transform. The transport aviation engaged in the transportation of people will remain manned, fighters / bombers will become the command centers of the UAV swarms, and will carry out current tasks. I think 70% of the tasks performed by manned aircraft will be taken away by UAVs.

          Why should aircraft be a command center when it is more profitable and safer to do it from the ground? after the launch of all 12k Starlink satellites, the Americans will be able to control the UAV anywhere in the world, without repeater aircraft, sitting on the couch somewhere in California with minimal ping
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 14 November 2020 13: 49
            -1
            Quote: Vol4ara
            Why should aircraft be a command center when it is more profitable and safer to do it from the ground?

            I am writing about the end of this decade. These satellites still need to be withdrawn, not the fact that wherever you need a stable connection, especially at transonic or supersonic speeds. The pilot's decision-making speed is higher, autonomy is higher, stealth is higher.
            But the prospects of the starlink for UAVs, unmanned surface and submarine ships can hardly be overestimated. This will give the industry a giant leap forward.
      2. Cron
        Cron 14 November 2020 13: 29
        +4
        Quote: Snail N9
        Something tells me that the time of manned aviation is leaving (yes, in fact, already gone) into the past. The future belongs to drones and unmanned aircraft with artificial intelligence. You can minus me, but my opinion is that manned aviation is left to live no more than 10 years. Investing money in it is pointless now ..

        That's the case, the Americans have had these drones since the time of the dinosaurs, but for some reason no one even thinks of giving up manned aircraft. And then the Turks from some low-speed maize workers fired at the "natives", and all that means it's time for drones. Well, it's funny, no?
        Yes, they are certainly good for waging war without the involvement of personnel. And now go prove who ruled them in Karabakh. Good for a war against a technically very backward enemy.
        UAVs are only one of the components of the armed forces, but only the use of all this in a complex can give results.
        Let me remind you that the aviation was once buried missiles, but they never buried them.
        Here we still need to wait for the 6th generation aircraft before drawing any conclusions.
        the time of manned aviation is leaving (yes, in fact, already gone) into the past

        We convinced you to have all the available drones at your disposal, and I have manned aircraft, and we will see who and where went there. Don't cry later
        1. CSKA
          CSKA 14 November 2020 13: 47
          +2
          Quote: Cron
          We convinced you to have all the available drones at your disposal, and I have manned aircraft, and we will see who and where went there. Don't cry later

          I completely agree with you. Have seen enough videos from the SAR, Libya and the NKR and that's it, they already have manned aircraft in the past. No one has UAV fighters even in the project, and they will write off the planes right before the end of the decade.
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 14 November 2020 14: 08
            -1
            Quote: CSKA
            Fighter UAVs, even in the project, no one has


            Direct speech by Ray Mabus of the United States Secretary of the Navy.

            “I don't know exactly what program it will fall under, but whatever F / A-XX looks like it should be unmanned,” he said.

            “I don’t know exactly what program it will fall under, but whatever the F / A-XX, it must be unmanned,” he said.



            1. CSKA
              CSKA 16 November 2020 10: 52
              -1
              F / A-XX is still a long way before it takes off, and the XQ-58A is not a fighter.
        2. -Dmitry-
          -Dmitry- 14 November 2020 13: 53
          0
          I agree. It's like looking at an American gunship and saying it's a Wunderwoof! For rotting natives, or countries with suppressed or absent air defense, this is of course a force, but if there is at least some more or less effective air defense, then these ganships, just like UAVs, will be just targets. This is supported by the fact that the much smaller UAVs in Syria against our troops were not as effective.
      3. Ros 56
        Ros 56 14 November 2020 13: 53
        0
        You are very much mistaken, but this is your right.
    2. VO3A
      VO3A 15 November 2020 00: 14
      0
      It is very expensive to fly with $ 6 million ... One of the most expensive missiles of its class of all times and peoples ...
  3. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 14 November 2020 12: 51
    +6
    With this in rating excluded are aircraft deployed by other states at military bases located in the region, as well as fighters already ordered but not yet delivered.

    1. In the original: "A look at the five most capable combat aircraft currently deployed by Middle Eastern states." (Take a look at the five most capable combat aircraft currently deployed in the Middle East.) Accordingly, this is not a rating. at best, an overview. hi

    2. Su-35s have not yet reached Egypt. recourse

    3. F-14A fighters are an excellent machine of their time, but almost half a century ago, even those that have undergone modernization are, of course, a formidable thing, and they should be reckoned with, but in modern conditions they can only nominally take into account their composition of the Air Force. what
    1. kot423
      kot423 14 November 2020 13: 15
      -2
      Quote: A. Privalov
      The Su-35 has not yet reached Egypt.

      No need to wishful thinking, at the end of July 5 pieces were sent (bn 1910-1914). https://sdelanounas-ru.turbopages.org/sdelanounas.ru/s/blogs/134333/
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 14 November 2020 13: 18
        +1
        Quote: kot423
        https://sdelanounas-ru.turbopages.org/sdelanounas.ru/s/blogs/134333/

        Great article.
        However, there is not a single word about the delivery of the devices to Egypt. hi
        1. kot423
          kot423 14 November 2020 13: 22
          -8
          Just like not a word in 18 (when Egypt did it) was about ordering. Or are you the navel of the earth, to which you must personally report everything?
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 14 November 2020 13: 45
            +7
            Quote: kot423
            Just like not a word in 18 (when Egypt did it) was about ordering. Or are you the navel of the earth, to which you must personally report everything?

            You can safely keep your order secret. This is just a piece of paper, and Egypt does not really want to once again aggravate relations with the United States. For 1,3 billion green dollars annually received from the hands of Uncle Sam is a very serious amount for the beggar of Egypt and it would be a pity to lose it.

            The delivery of the Su-35 to Egypt is not just a commercial deal. This event is of important military and political significance. Knowing the Arab mentality very well, let me doubt that the Egyptians missed the opportunity to brag to the whole world and inflate the arrival of five fighters to the size of five Egyptian pyramids.

            A boorish lunge with the navel of the earth says a lot about your discussion culture. hi
    2. Vitaly161
      Vitaly161 14 November 2020 14: 07
      -2
      Agas, so beautiful that it was recognized as one of the most emergency and difficult to manage, and even the "excellent" engines did not bring it to the end of the service, it became cult only thanks to Tom Cruise and the film TopGan, everything, and if you take into account that it was developed as opposed to Mig 25, this is an epicfail
    3. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 15 November 2020 21: 26
      +2
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Su-35 has not reached Egypt yet

      At the same time, Rafali flew, about whom there is not a word in the article
  4. Dimon Krasnodar
    Dimon Krasnodar 14 November 2020 13: 23
    +1
    1.F-35 is the Israeli version
    2.F-15 with new avionics, Afar and weapons
    3. F-16
    4. Eurofighter
    5. Rafale
    Su and f-14 are very doubtful
    On su 35 at least information about its combat readiness with modern combat
    1. Dimon Krasnodar
      Dimon Krasnodar 14 November 2020 13: 37
      0
      I will explain on su-35
      Good hardware doesn't mean it will be effective.
      This is a terrible weapon in the hands of our pilots, I am sure of it. But we again sell it to Egypt, where they will be just expensive toys.
      We do not know how to train other pilots, there are no good instructors, service centers, a system for the combat use of aircraft for the country to which we sell it. There is no adequate ammunition for export.
      As a result, it would be more efficient for Egypt to purchase the f-16 there, an effective strategy and tactics for its use, good spare parts logistics, service, pilot training centers are attached to the iron.
  5. askort154
    askort154 14 November 2020 13: 36
    0
    The Russian Su-35 fighter is considered the most efficient not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa, the newspaper writes.

    The meaning of the translation is not correct. The author wanted to say -
    "Su-35, he is in Africa Su-35!" good
    In third place, the publication placed the fifth-generation fighter F-35A, which is in service with the Israeli Air Force.
    The author has no idea what the Jewish fans of the F-35 will do with him on the VO website. crying
    1. Dimon Krasnodar
      Dimon Krasnodar 14 November 2020 13: 56
      +2
      And that the Jews are wrong?
      They sharpened the plane for themselves, the school and traditions are unique and constantly combat-ready aircraft. For the Middle East, they have the best pilots.
      But we do not need to share anything with them there either.
      If Russia had 5 or 6 full-fledged airbases in Syria with dryers 35 and 34 and reconnaissance aircraft, AWACS, jamming, then one would still think who is stronger and whose aircraft are more terrible)))
      And then to do a competition for aircraft, where the Su-35 can be placed on the 1st place.
      And so, all these contests are empty and stupid.
    2. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 14 November 2020 13: 58
      -1
      Quote: askort154
      The Russian Su-35 fighter is considered the most efficient not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa, the newspaper writes.

      The meaning of the translation is not correct. The author wanted to say -
      "Su-35, he is in Africa Su-35!"

      Su-35 in Africa? Who? lol
      1. Dimon Krasnodar
        Dimon Krasnodar 14 November 2020 14: 04
        +2
        Egypt has 5 Su 35
      2. askort154
        askort154 14 November 2020 14: 13
        0
        A. Privalo ....Su-35 in Africa? Who?

        If you live in Russia, you should know the frequent expression in comparison with Africa, the meaning of which is, a good subject, it is also good in Africa. hi
        1. A. Privalov
          A. Privalov 14 November 2020 14: 32
          0
          Quote: askort154
          If you live in Russia, you should know the frequent expression in comparison with Africa, the meaning of which is, a good subject, it is also good in Africa.

          I have not lived in Russia for a long time, but the expression "... he is in Africa - ..." is familiar to me. Apparently, behind the phrase "The Russian Su-35 fighter is considered the most combat-ready not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa ..." is worth nothing. hi
          1. Dimon Krasnodar
            Dimon Krasnodar 14 November 2020 14: 36
            +1
            National interest likes to delight its readers with such comparisons.
            As I see another such creation, the phrases of Zadornov and Lavrov pop up in my thoughts)))
        2. aszzz888
          aszzz888 15 November 2020 04: 51
          0

          askort154 (Alexander)
          Yesterday, 14: 13

          0
          A. Privalo .... Su-35 in Africa? Who? If you live in Russia ..
          You're about ч eat?! he fled to Israel long ago and from there pours on the fan. All the best for him is only Merikatos, the grub must be worked out. bully
    3. Dimon Krasnodar
      Dimon Krasnodar 14 November 2020 14: 47
      +1
      Give the Hebrews su-35 and it will be scary for the entire Middle East.
      In this case, they will calm Pakistan too.
      And then the Su-35 would be undoubtedly number 1 and by a large margin, with a gigantic one, I would even say.
    4. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 14 November 2020 15: 47
      +3
      Quote: askort154
      The author has no idea what the Jewish fans of the F-35 will do with him on the VO website.

      Leave the author alone, he wrote what he wrote, and Jewish fans only want the TRUTH!
      But, you can check.
      American edition Militari Watch
      I think there is no need to translate.
      The site for advertising and selling military watches, but to expand clients is pulled from different articles, there was such an article in general about the five leading aircraft in the world, so the Middle East was pulled from there and added.
      Only one masterpiece.
      "However, the main problem with the F-35 (for Israel) today is that it is is very far from being ready for high or even medium intensity combat, with serious ongoing design issues that are not expected to be resolved until 2025. "
      When we click on the selection, go to and read.
      The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the Navy recently declared ready for battle, it has shown unacceptably low levels of "full alert" - that is, in fact, it is almost never fully ready for action - according to a document obtained by the Center of Defense. Information in the project "On State Supervision" (POGO).
      WELL AND WHAT RELATIONSHIP IT HAS TO F-35A or F- 35I and generally to Israel?
  6. Zuiss
    Zuiss 14 November 2020 16: 49
    0
    In this case, it all depends on the pilots, but the Su-35 is still the most dangerous and the best of the above.
    1. stone
      stone 15 November 2020 16: 34
      +1
      I agree a lot depends on the pilots, well then the rating should look like this:
      1st place - F-35 of the Israeli Air Force
      2nd place -F-15I Israeli Air Force
      3rd place F-16I Israeli Air Force
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  8. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 15 November 2020 21: 31
    +1
    It is reported that Egypt signed a contract for Russian heavy "elite combat" fighters of the 4 ++ generation back in 2018, and announced this only in 2019.
    In 2019, Rosoboronexport just denied the existence of this contract. This was reported by Interfax, a source much more reliable than Sdelanunas. Moreover, the fact of the arrival of the supposedly Egyptian Su-35 from the July ferry has not yet been presented directly to the customer.
    Langkawi (Malaysia). 26 March. INTERFAX - Russia is ready to supply Egypt with Su-35 multifunctional fighters, but the corresponding contract has not yet been signed, Deputy Head of Rosoboronexport Sergei Kornev told Interfax on Tuesday.
    "A commentary on this topic has already been voiced. I have nothing to add. There will be a contract for the Su-35, we will share this information. In the future, we would be interested with Egypt and other partners to cooperate on the entire aviation spectrum, including the supply of the Su-35," he said he is at the Lima-2019 defense exhibition in Malaysia.
  9. Evgeny Vinokhodov
    Evgeny Vinokhodov 21 November 2020 05: 34
    0
    The F-35 is expensive to use.