The fifth-generation American fighter F-35 was tested in Syria
WASHINGTON, (BM) – The fifth-generation American fighter F-35 was tested in Syria, an international anti-terror coalition led by Washington said, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Izvestia.
The United States demonstrated its military power by testing the fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II fighter in Syria. Pictures of this flight were posted on the official Twitter account of the international anti-terrorist coalition led by Washington. The commentary on the photos clarified that the F-35 flew on April 10 as part of the ongoing fight against the militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization.
According to Al-Masdar News, an American fighter was spotted in the sky over the provinces of Deir ez-Zor and Hasak, that is, in the immediate vicinity of the Kamyshly airfield: the Russian military base is now located there.
Thus, specialists from Russia could probably observe the F-35 flight, the agency said.
The fifth generation fighter F-35 is a joint project of the USA, Australia, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway and Turkey. The aircraft was designed using technology to reduce visibility. It is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
At the same time, the very presence of the United States in Syria is illegal, because Washington, unlike Russia, did not receive the sanction of local authorities. Once again, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed to this in November last year. He stressed that the actions of the United States and the international coalition led by it in this country are contrary to international law. The head of the Russian diplomatic service suggested that the United States uses the protection of oil fields in the SAR from militants of the Islamic State as an excuse to stay in the republic.
At the beginning of 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about this. “US troops are illegally in the Syrian Arab Republic. There are no international legal grounds for finding them: there is neither an invitation to a legitimate legitimate government, nor a decision by the United Nations Security Council,” Putin said at a press conference following Russian-Turkish talks, answering a question about the Russian position on the presence of United States in Syria.
In the Arab Republic, not only Americans experience their technology.
In mid-May last year, Putin during a meeting in Sochi said that due to the combat use of Russian aviation in Syria, a number of shortcomings in the technical condition of aircraft and helicopters were identified.
The President emphasized that such nuances would be impossible to detect if the equipment were tested at the training grounds. The head of state said that industrial enterprises routinely eliminate the problems that have appeared.
To perform combat missions in Syria, Russia uses fifth-generation fighters Su-57. For the first time, the appearance of these two Russian aircraft in the Arab Republic became known on February 22, 2018. Then the latest equipment arrived in the combat zone along with four Su-35S fighters and the A-50U long-range radar detection aircraft.
The purpose of transferring aircraft to a hot spot was to conduct tests in conditions close to combat, wrote Kommersant. According to sources in the defense industry, in Syria, the Su-57 were to test electronic warfare systems (EW) and radar systems. There was no talk of full-fledged combat use of fighters.
This Russian fighter was developed at the Sukhoi Design Bureau. It is designed to destroy all types of air, ground and surface targets using air defense systems (air defense) and long-range reconnaissance.
In addition, this aircraft can neutralize the enemy aviation control system.
The equipment has supersonic cruising flight speed, intra-body armament, radar-absorbing coating using stealth technology, as well as the latest on-board equipment. For the first time, the Su-57 was tested back in 2010.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has repeatedly tested multifunctional fighters in Syria at the end of last year, said Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov during a speech to foreign military attaches. He emphasized that all the planned tasks were completed successfully.
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