BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – During an attack last month, the Israeli Air Force allegedly used an F-35 jet to bomb several Syrian military installations, the Defense-Blog reported, citing an unnamed source.

“Last month, an Israeli satellite imagery analysis company ImageSat confirmed that Chinese-made JY-27 radar of the Syrian Air Defense at Damascus airport destroyed by Israeli airstrikes on January 20th,” the publication said, referencing the destruction of one of the military’s radars.

The Defense-Blog said the Israeli aircraft used was the newly-acquired F-35i Adir fighter jet, which was purchased from the U.S.-based company Lockheed Martin.

“The JY-27 radar of the Chinese manufacturer CETC is a fully solid-state and fully coherent long-range early warning system. It is designed and developed to provide early warning information and detect low-observable air targets in so-called “Stealth technology”, included F-35 and F-22 fighter aircraft. Besides, it provides the early warning information for weapons system as well,” they would add.

This is not the first time that Israel has allegedly used the F-35 to bomb a location in Syria.

Last April, the Israeli Air Force bombed an Iranian base in the northern province of Aleppo; this raised suspicions then that they had used their F-35 to evade detection as they made the long journey to Al-Safira.

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Rhodium 10

Fake news…they dont need to use F-35 as using F-15/16 away from Syrian air space they can launch medium range cruise missile like AGM 142 Popeye and Delilah..beside medium range guide bomb like Spice-2000!

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They don’t even need this : the 150km range EXTRA guided artillery rocket flies faster than a Pantsir missile=> difficult to intercept and moreover is very cheap… In such a case, was it to blast a few targets with aircraft, I wouldn’t even bother using F-16 : the Alenia M-346 Master (AKA Yak-130!) has 3 tons payload, using TERs or QERs on each of the 6 wings-hardpoint, you can drop 18 or 24x GBU-39 SDB ranging 110km…
Much cheaper to use a M-346 rather than a F-16 and so KHA pupils can get combat training too…

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Whatever Israel used it is irrelevant. The important point here is …where are the Syria S-300 systems ? why didn’t Russia tell Syria about the attack ? or did Russia tell Syria about it ahead of time ?

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Why would they risk an aircraft they paid $164M per unit? Damascus is enough close to the border to be into range of gliding bombs like the Spice kit mounted on Mk-82/83/84 iron bombes or GBU-39 “SDB”… Actually, they wouldn’t even need a F-16 to drop it : the M-346 trainer aircraft has 3 tons payload and is cheaper to fly! Young pilots need to train, don’t they? Missiles like Popeye, Popeye-Turbo, Rampage, etc are into range too, not speaking about suicide drones like Sky-Striker, Harpy or Harop, moreover Harop is stealth… In the al-Safira case, this is no problem… Read more »

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bibi can not stop the flow of weaponry to Hezbollah

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How funny, with all this flood of weapons, Hezb wasn’t able to stop Daech from spreading into Syria. Without Putin coming for help, they’d had been repelled into Lebanon… And they want to conquer Israel while IDF was technically to wipe out 90-95% of ISIS combat potential in 48 hours when these were at the height of their power…