From Belarus with love: Are two enough?I think that we're looking at it from a compatibility aspect as well as the possibility of the potential AMRAAM being included. The benefits of the F-15 seem to outweigh those of the Su-35 because of the number of western platforms as well as weapons integration.
If the US doesn't approve the missiles, then there certainly wouldn't be any choice but to go with the Su-35SE and pile up on as many Rafales as possible to strengthen the western fleet.
Despite only having the AIM-9 Sparrow as the main BVR missile for the F-16s, the EAF has maximized that platform's use and has made great adjustments with alternate platforms that it could still be just fine.
I think we're trying to make sense of what might just be the inevitable.
lmao. Doesn't sound very tank destructive.
Shershen-D *(Equivalent of the Ukrainian Skif.. with some additions)