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PREMIUM: Friendly fire incident reflects Russian inadequacies

20th October 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Moscow

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Shootdown of Su-30M2 holds up a mirror to a poor safety culture as well as a corrosive lack of transparency from military officials and government

On 22 September, according to Russian MoD reports, a Su-30M2 multirole fighter was lost with the safe ejection and survival of both crew. A day later, state news agency TASS reported that the Su-30M2 may have been accidentally shot down by another Russian aircraft.

The initial official report merely stated ...

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