I thought Russia recently restarted business and were talking about deals with Turkey (S-400).
Su-33 even with Gefest hardly qualifies as more cutting edge than S-400.
Do you have evidence that NATO member Turkey beheads children and burns women alive?
US supported terrorists in Syria do that.
SU-33 hardly qualifies as cutting edge by any means.
Trillion dollar aircraft like Rafale and Sub Par Whorenet are cutting edge... mostly cutting into US and French tax payers wallets. Su-33 does the same job for a fraction of the cost.
Come on, everyone here knows that Su-33s are long past their youth.
They are not new, they have had only minor upgrades. They do pretty much what the Russians need them to do... carry a load of AAMs a long distance from the K for the purpose of protecting ships from air and missile attack.
Neither Su-33 nor MiG-29K have the front landing gear designed &/ strong enough for CATs, so how would they get off those carriers even if they were cleared to recover on them? The J-15 is another matter- it now has a launch bar as Chinese r getting ready for CATOBAR ops on their future CVs. But even then they r a long away off, if ever, to crossdecking with the USN CVNs!
With no weapons attached and a low fuel load they likely would not need cats to get airborne from a carrier the size of the Nimitz... they could probably do a rolling take off from near the rear of the deck.
the landing gear on both aircaft is designed to operate from a ski jump so would be rather stronger than land based models, but there would not be any attachment points to lock it onto a cat launcher anyway.
Would make more sense to land them in Syria where they have the governments permission to operate rather than western carriers who might hand them over to their allies like ISIS for show trial and execution.
Compare the size of the two fleets and you have an answer. It's not embarrassing at all.
#cablegate is embarrassing indeed, for reasons already outlined.
But hang on... I thought Russia was losing aircraft because it does not know what it is doing and all its kit is poorly designed (ie not western design spec) and is old... now you are suggesting that losing aircraft happens anyway... those who don't lose aircraft don't fly...
And how many Hornets are there flying? And how MUCH? Math, math, math.
Numbers of aircraft should not matter... they have procedures and systems in place to prevent all accidents and are fucking perfect and all other navies should copy everything they do and they will be fucking perfect too.
more like a logic-bot
Your logic is weak.
Russia has crashes because they are not US Navy and don't know what they are doing... they lack training and experience.
US Navy has crashes because they have a million aircraft and fly everywhere all the time but everything they do is perfect and always have 5 or 6 backup plans... including being able to call up alien help via the Stargate.