Having discussed few related ‘good examples’ from the past, now let’s have a look at what’s around in terms of aerial warfare in Ukraine. This is something like ‘easiest’ part of this story, then most of the equipment is well-known, and many like to have some sort of ‘metrics’ involved – and think there’s no better metrics than equipment and its numbers.
It seems the Ukrainians should have the situational awareness advantage from NATO and USA assets but they lack the ability to act. Meanwhile the Russians have the means of action and sufficient situational awareness to carry out the actions in a limited capacity.
Would it be accurate to say that balance could easily shift if the Ukrainians were given the ability to disable Russian radar? Do they have sufficient airpower to achieve even local superiority?
Thanks, Tom, for another fascinating article.
Loving the patient build up, layer upon layer, to illustrate the complexity of what media outlets reduce to facile simplicity!
Thank you very much! Extremely clear and understandable concerning complicated things. Looking forward to continuing.
Great post looking forward to the next one.
Tom Cooper at his best. Great article, thanks.
Loved the stadium and lamp metaphor, looking forward for the Part 4
Really learned a Lot with this article! Thanks Tom!
#3 read and thanks Tom I,m trying to absorb this information and I'm seeing the light so to speak
#constructivecriticism: I think the 3D vs 4D analogy should be swapped out to 2D vs 3D as the possibility to move in 2 directions (left & right or forward & backward) is exactly what is meant by 2D. You can model it on a piece of paper (or a chessboard) that is 2 dimensional.
And again - very educational read.
Thanks a lot
Now I know that sand storms will affect radars in Ukraine big time 🌞. And seriously - great story you're writing 😎