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Attack on the airfield “Kushchevska” in Russia: a $30 million Su-27 supersonic fighter was damaged

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May20,2024

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The Su-27 aircraft was damaged as a result of the attack of the Armed Forces on the military airfield ” Kushchevska” on the night of May 19. Despite assurances from the Russian authorities that aerial targets were shot down, at least three drones hit the airfield's infrastructure, causing damage.

The Russian public ASTRA writes about this with reference to its own sources. Earlier it became known that the attack on the airfield “Kushchevska” was carried out by the SBU together with the Forces of Unmanned Systems of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Attack on the airfield in the Russian Federation: the consequences became known

At least three UAVs were not shot down and got to the territory of the military airfield in the town of Kushchevsk, Krasnodar Territory, on the night of May 19, according to ASTRA sources in the emergency services of the region. As a result of the attack, a fire broke out, the Russian SU-27 supersonic fighter jet and the airfield infrastructure were damaged.

On the night of the attack, local residents reported that drones attacked a military airfield in Kuschevsk. The operational headquarters did not confirm this, but stated that a “local fire” had occurred. The “Russian BBC Service” later confirmed the attack on the airfield with reference to the SBU, but without specifying the consequences.

Recall that the Su-27 (according to the NATO classification – Flanker) – a fourth-generation Soviet heavy multi-role highly maneuverable all-weather fighter designed to gain air superiority. On March 24, 2024, 3 Su-27 aircraft were damaged by missile fragments at the Belbek airfield in Crimea. The cost of one such aircraft – about 30 million dollars.

This is not the first attack of the Armed Forces on “Kushchevsk”. At the end of April, British intelligence reported that a warehouse of aerial bombs had been destroyed at the airfield “Kushchevska” in the Kuban. Then the agency recalled that there are a number of Russian fighter jets, including Su-34 and Su-35S, which are used daily in strike operations against Ukrainian positions.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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