- Dogfight Aerial Engagement
- Fighter Jet Firing Air-to-Air Missiles
In a video uploaded yesterday by Matthew Luxmoore, The Wall Street Journal’s reporter in Ukraine, we can see footage depicting one of dogfight aerial engagements, including the unusual sight of a modern fighter jet firing air-to-air missiles in actual battle.
Luxmoore’s tweet suggests that a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker fighter is seen dispensing infrared flares to fool an infrared-guided air-to-air missile, or AAM, fired by a Russian fighter jet out of frame. What we see in this short video is the Flanker in question firing two of its own AAMs.