The U.S. Air Force (Air Force) at its base in England, Florida, conducted the Emerald Flag exercise, which practiced, among other things, the destruction of Russian military equipment.
The publication notes that one of the slides of the U.S. Air Force presentation, showing “efforts on future battlefields,” showed the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, Su-34 supersonic fighter-bombers and submarines as “potential targets for air strikes.
Defence Blog writes that the T-72 tanks were directly involved in Emerald Flag.
In September 2019, U.S. Air Force Commander in Europe Jeffrey Harrigan said that the Pentagon has a plan to break through the multilayer air defense (air defense) of the Kaliningrad region.
In August 2018, Harrigan, who served as commander of the U.S. Air Force Central Command, noted that Washington is actively monitoring Russian weapons in Syria. The lieutenant general added that, in particular, we are talking about the Su-34 and Su-35 aircraft, the collected information about which will be taken into account when updating the database of the fifth-generation fighter F-35 Lightning II, concerning the actions in the operational environment.