Soviet Su-25 attack aircraft are obsolete for participation in modern wars, and Russia, for economic reasons, could not modernize them to the more advanced Su-39. This is written by the Chinese edition of
The aircraft is equipped with electronic equipment and missile attack warning systems that do not meet modern realities, so the slow Su-25 is vulnerable to attacks of almost any MANPADS, the publication notes.
According to the authors of the material, instead of aircraft like the Su-25, it is more expedient to use reconnaissance and strike flying drones, for example, Chinese Rainbow CH-4 or American MQ-9 Reaper.
The Soviet subsonic Su-25 first took off in 1975. Currently, the Su-25 is being replaced with the Su-34, the first flight of which took place in 1990. In February 2018, the Su-25 of the Russian military aviation space in Syria was hit by MANPADS of militants. Pilot attack aircraft Roman Filipov catapulted, but undermined himself with a grenade, so as not to be captured. The pilot is presented to the title of Hero of Russia.