Iran got it.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Arrangements have been finalized for the delivery of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, and Yak-130 jet trainers to Iran, a deputy defense minister said. Speaking to Tasnim, Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Mahdi Farahi said plans have been finalized for Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, and Yak-130 jet trainers to join the combat units of the Iranian Armed Forces. He said those three advanced military aircraft will be definitely at Iran’s disposal and the processes are currently under way.
Israel is having a very bad day. It is one thing to fly against ancient Iranian F-14 Tomcats, totally another against SU-35s; and we may only guess what modification, especially in terms of radar and weapons, Iran will get. Could be, as was the case with China, a full blown domestic version. Per Yak-130s, some of them are already in Iran.
In 404 news:
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O'Brien also told reporters that Blinken, who departed on Monday for Brussels, will highlight the ongoing commitment of the United States and its allies as he takes part in the first foreign minister-level meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council in Brussels. "This is part of the process of finding a place in the alliance, which we've always said is Ukraine's future," he said.
O'Brien said the Biden administration was confident continued military aid for Ukraine had bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress, which is considering a request for more funding for Ukraine's defense alongside military aid to Israel and Taiwan. Asked about a report by Germany's Bild newspaper that the United States and Germany were quietly nudging Kyiv into negotiations with Moscow, O'Brien said Washington does not have such a policy. We've always said that this is a matter for Ukraine to decide," O'Brien said. At a press conference in Brussels on Monday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he expected alliance foreign ministers to "reaffirm NATO’s long-term support" for Ukraine.
Andrei is right about Svechin. If you have any interest in military theory, Svechin is definitely worth reading. I do take issue with Andrei saying there are no competent American strategists. We are there, but kept at the bottom levels of any organization (company or government agency) we work at because American organizations reward adherence to ideology, not competency. We are typically easy to spot from our resume because we will have two or more degrees from divergent fields that combine STEM and soft sciences, have excellent critical thinking, and practice the Yoga principle Satya (truthfulness). This means we are in constant trouble at any organization we work at and not promoted beyond the bottom levels because they do not want people who are ruthlessly, brutally, honest because it exposes just how utterly corrupt all organizations in America are today. The only reason we will even have a job at all is because they do occasionally need competent analysis.
What an animal.