Why Russia Loves Its Very Own A-10 Warthog
The National Interest -

Charlie Gao

Security, Europe

And won't let it go.

Key Point: Attempts to modernize the Su-25 were made.

The Su-25 is one of the most visible signs of the Russian Air Force’s might. Since its debut during the Soviet-Afghan War in the 1980s, the Su-25 has seen service in every conflict involving Soviet or Russian forces, from Chechnya to Georgia to Syria.

Observers have often compared it to the A-10, but that comparison misses some of the nuances of how they are employed. Regardless, the Russian...

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