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[ 25 ] July 5, 2012 |

All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind:

In spring of 2012 it became known that the Russian Air Force is to participate in the Red Flag training exercise in the fall of 2012 together with Americans. From 8 until 19 of October, Red Flag Air Combat Exercise 13-1 will be held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada (the exercises are numbered in accordance with the fiscal years, and exercise in the fall will be number one in the 2013 fiscal year). Like India, who participated in the Red Flag several years earlier using its Russian-made SU-30 MKI, Russia will get a chance this year to test its aircraft in realistic combat maneuvers with USAF aircraft. This chance is very important, since up until now the only Russian aircraft of the fourth generation which fought in a real combat situation against western aircraft has been the MIG -29, but the possibility of deploying it in the conditions of very specific wars of 1991 and 1999 was limited. Under such circumstances, the chance to test modernized Russian aircraft such as the SU -27 SM, SU-30M2, MIG -29SM and other strike aircraft – despite simulations, they are still against real western aircraft and pilots – is too attractive to be miss out on.

I miss the Cold War.

….sadly, it was not to be…

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  1. Marek says:

    Sounds like the beginning of a Tom Clancy novel.

  2. greylocks says:

    I’m sure the USAF is doing this entirely out of the kindness of their propellor-driven hearts.

  3. efgoldman says:

    Remember the Peace Dividend(tm) after the Berlin Wall fell and all the Commies magically turned into Tom Jefferson and Abe Lincoln? Remember how we weren’t going to need to spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined? Remember that?
    Well, maybe you remember the herd of unicorns grazing at the Pentagon’s front gate.
    I don’t know if it was our biggest lost opportunity, but it sure is up there.

  4. owlbear1 says:

    George Kaplan: God, I miss Communisim. The Red Threat, people were scared… the agency had some respect, and I got laid every night.

  5. UberMitch says:

    Here’s hoping the outcome of this exercise will prove that investing in the F-22 was worth it. Provided, of course, that the USAF can find someone willing to actually fly one.

  6. DocAmazing says:

    The Russians are going to see Area 51!

    • Walt says:

      The thing they don’t want you to know is that Area 51 has always been a Russian base.

    • Jason Sigger says:

      Was watching “Dark Skies” the other night, and the head of Majestic-12 said that the Roswell incident was really the result of a Soviet spetznatz operation to grab two American hydrogen bombs… of course, this was a cover story for the real reason, which was the Alien declaration of war on the United States.

      But still amusing how that series wove in the Cold War paranoia into the alien UFO stories.

  7. LosGatosCA says:

    Glenn Beck needs to be informed about this new October Revolution, this time in the US. With the Russians conspiring with extraterrestrials.

  8. MikeJake says:

    This will undoubtedly reveal more defense “vulnerabilities” that urgently require billions of dollars in new spending to rectify.

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