- Jul 29, 2010
It can alternatively be interpreted that PAF launched it from Max envelope as it was spray and pray method. But to discount R-73 is naive. Plus I find the unnecessary bashing of Russian hardware unfounded. It's more unbecoming from a country that does not have an indigenous and strong defence complex to criticize each and every system.It didn't failed, we just depleated it's dmax advantage, by simply staying very far off and using evasive maneuver too.
All systems have pros and cons, that is why you have testing phase to find out the shortcomings.