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With a Seemingly Massive Fighter Jet Advantage, Russia Can't Achieve Air Superiority over Ukraine

The Russians operate more than 770 fighter jets compared to Ukraine's 69 or so. That's a massive deficit.

By Kris Osborn - President & Editor-In-Chief, Warrior Maven

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The Pentagon says the airspace above Ukraine in the Russia Ukraine war is still contested. Why is that and what's going on? A simple look at Global Firepower will show the Russians operating more than 770 fighter jets compared to Ukraine's 69 or so. That's a glaring, that's a massive deficit. So why aren't the Russians able to achieve air superiority?

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Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven President

Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven President - Center for Military Modernization

Kris Osborn is the President of Warrior Maven - Center for Military Modernization and the Defense Editor for the National Interest. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army—Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He has appeared as a guest military expert on Fox News, MSNBC, The Military Channel, and The History Channel. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.