The Sukhoi Su-25 is a ground attack aircraft originally developed by the Soviet Union. Its NATO reporting name is “Frogfoot”. The aircraft was designed for close air support against tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets. It also includes anti-ship capabilities because of its naval heritage as well as aerial reconnaissance to detect military hardware in time of war.
The Sukhoi Su-25 is a close air support aircraft. It is designed to provide direct combat support of ground troops, with secondary roles including anti-armour operations and enemy troop suppression. The Su-25 has been extensively used by the Syrian Air Force in the Syrian Civil War against both government and rebel forces, proving its worth for supporting ground troops under fire.