so your saying 37x Mig-29 (of which 13 are BM version) and god knows what state the rest are in and Su-25(not SM level) would be suffice against NATO?
I'm saying you are either joking or else. Are you aware that you compare single Belarus to entire NATO ? This is not reasonable to put it mildly. You should compare Russia + Belarus at least .Belarus military airspace is integrated with Russian one.
what you forget even the Belarusians realise their airforce isn't what it should be, and you also forget that most european countries are in NATO so if there ever was conflict it would be against one country or even two, it would be against NATO.
Things always can be better. For one small, not really rich country it is more than adequate.
And you are basically saying that small Belarus have worse Airforce than entire NATO.
I could compare Estonia AF to Russia's but it would be senseless.
Like i said Belarus military airspace is integrated with Russian one. If you really want to compare it to entire NATO then add Russia to equation.
Also you forgot to answer the question whats your views on its ground forces????
I didn't forget anything. It was not question to me. But belarus ground forces are perfectly adequate for its tasks.Of course there is always something that could be better, more modern ( too many old 72B etc.)and so on.
as for your question without going too much into researchng it, i would say Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Poland, and i think even some smaller countries like Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, could still prove to be a handful,
The only country in Europe in NATO that is comparable or smaller to Belarus and have much bigger airforce is Greece ( for obvious reasons).
There is no such comparable country with better ADF though , even by the long shot.
also depends on what you mean by size. Also having a certain amount of aircraft doesn't mean it would be a great airforce it ultimately boils down to maintenance, training/flying hours, and just how good the pilots are. Another thing to consider is Belarus's defence budget, around $2bn, isn't a huge amount for the size of its force, then maintenance could be questioned. I however think Belarus pilots possibly dont get as much training as they should, as for ground forces they seem to be fairly good.
That can be said about everyone. It can be said about Belgium, Netherland, Finland etc.
And why do you think that Belarus pilots have less training ? Do you have access to their flight logs, or it is just your hunch ?