A representative of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel Yuriy Ignat, claims that the liquidation of one A-50 reconnaissance aircraft of the “second army of the world” will not significantly affect the balance of power at the front. However, now the Russian invaders will be forced to change the tactics of using aviation.
In a comment to the Ukrayinska Pravda publication, a representative of the Armed Forces of Ukraine recalled that with the help of the A-50, Russian troops scanned Ukrainian territory, detecting air targets for the operation of their tactical aviation. This reconnaissance aircraft usually works with the Il-22 command post, NBN reports.
According to the colonel, the “demilitarization” of the A-50 cannot radically change the balance of power with the use of aviation at the front, since the army Putin has a significant “air fleet”. However, any successful operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces affects the enemy’s tactics – the invaders will have to behave more carefully in the sky.
Ignat added that the elimination of the A-50 is a serious blow to enemy aviation and the image of the aggressor country. At the same time, the occupiers have several reconnaissance aircraft in working condition, which they will use in the war in Ukraine.
Recall that ISW analysts explained the Russian fake about the elimination of the A-50 by “friendly” air defense fire from the “second army of the world” “.