Isos wrote:Drones is what enabled SAA to advance so fast.
No it's russian bomber that helped them. Drones would need another 50 years to do what sukhois did.
Wrong on so many levels. The vast majority of strikes on rebels is done by Forpost lazing drones and Krasnopol laser guided artillery. Bombers are obsolete. These days you can have long range laser guided big mobile artillery like Turkish Kasirgas K which can pummel targets with 1000+ pound munitions from dozens of km away with pinpoint accuracy. And these are far more dangerous than bombers since they don't give any early warning unlike bombers which are noisy and slow, and they aren't vulnerable to drone strikes like bombers are which must be parked at static airbases while these are highly mobile. Plus they require far less servicing and have much faster reloading therefore far heavier firepower than bombers can inflict. Modern warfare is low intensity warfare. You park your artillery 30 to 60 km behind the lines. No one can touch those. That's why Orlan 30 lazing drones are entering service this year. In future war it'll be Orlan 30 and Krasnopol M combo. No need to fly bombers like Su-34 in Idlib. Su-34 aren't needed anymore. Orlan 30 and Krasnopol M combo can do everything Su-34 can do, at much lower cost, no early warning to the enemy, faster reloading time, and no risk to pilots lives in case of mechanical failure.