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Venezuelan air force Su-30 and F-16 jets escort Iranian oil tankers to Venezuela oil ports

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    So how can Venezuela keep flying F-16s? Do they have enough spares stocked?
     
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    Even if they don’t F-16s are so common I’m sure you can bribe a nation to get extras.
    Besides I would expect to keep some spares in the back just in case of emergencies. I feel like this was an important propaganda display for them
     
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    The westerners have totally lost credible influence in the world. Give another 5-10 years decision making abilities will be taken away also.
     
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    Waste fuel to get some fuel...
     
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    It's better than having 10 carriers x 10bil looking at someone wasting fuel to get some fuel. Lol
     
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    very lethal combination of f16 plus su30
     
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    The Russia and Chinese already has a good look at F-16 and China are willing to fabricate a lot of spare parts for Venezuela to keep their F-16 flying. Seriously ,F-16 despite being a legend is consider an outdated product in 2020.
     
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    The parts are not complex, most likely sourced from China.
     
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    It can still take on anything russians or Chinese throw at it. Especially in BVR
     
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    The F-16 haven't met the real match in current era.
    If USAF managed to bomb and killed a group of Taliban caveman without casualty, does it prove superiority in current modern context!

    Let me ask u a simple question. Do u think Venezuela will allow Russian and Chinese to take look at their F-16 given both US and Venezuela have face off each other with point of no return? Or Venezuela still stick to US export principle of not divulge their F-16 secret? There is no more secret left for Russia and China regards to F-16. Even US has moved on.
     
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    for third world poor nations f16 is equal to f22 but capability of f16 depends upon up gradation,when they are not upgraded like that of f16 in u.s inventory and nato as well as israel their capability is much reduced so every nation having f16s not qualify for that level of capability
     
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    Nowadays aerial warfare is not depend on a single platform to gain air superiority. It needs to come in a package. AEW, AWACS, plus a lethal BVRAAM fired from the fighter jets.

    I will bet money on a package of JL-9G with KJ-200 and JH-7 carries jamming pod vs F-16C/D alone.
     
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    in BVR the typical 3rd world country F-16 would be detected from hundreds of km away by AWAC, then blinded by jamming from electronic warfare planes, then shot down while blind and mute.

    that's the difference between a 3rd world air force and Russia/China. 3rd world airforce - indeed, most air forces other than USAF, RuAF and PLAAF is like you buy a car kit to assemble. The pieces sort of fit, but it isn't custom made.

    US/Russia/China don't build with legos, they just make the car with custom OEM components. their planes are custom made for their doctrines which fit their needs exactly.
     
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