It's an EC and RC game. You know he's out there somewhere. But it's going to require visual to do it. Flying high won't cut it. You lost the GAC that the Russians rely on so heavily. This is actually an old scenario from the 80s that was presented. The only fighter that had any chance of success of intercepting was the Mig-25. All others didn't have the speed from ground launch. Plus, the Mig-25 was the only Soviet Fighter with the possible radar to pull it off. I would say that there was as much a chance of failure as there was as of success.