BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that his country’s military detected six F-35 jets near the borders of Iran after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) attack two Iraqi bases hosting U.S. forces.

Citing Lavrov’s statement, the aviation publication Avia.Pro reported that the Russian Foreign Minister claimed his country’s armed forces were able to track the presence of the F-35 jets because of their air defense systems in the Middle East region.

“At that time, there were at least six F-35s in the air, on the border, near Iranian airspace. This information still requires rechecking, but emphasizes the whole nervousness of the situation,” Lavrov said.

According to Avia.Pro, if Lavrov’s claims are in fact true, that would mean the U.S. warplanes were likely on the western border of Iran.

“According to the data available to Avia.pro, today, there is really only one long-range radar in this direction – the over-the-horizon container radar; however, given the maximum radius of its action, it can cover only part of the Iranian borders, and obviously, American F-35 fighters were located precisely on the western borders of Iran,” they said

“The fact that U.S. stealth fighters found Russian air defense systems means that Russia has complete control over the F-35, even outside the Middle East ,” a specialist told Avia.Pro.

There have been rumors that Iran suspected U.S. jets entering their airspace after the attack; however, there has been no data to corroborate these claims.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
ALSO READ  Iranian Defense Chief warns US: We are watching all of your activities

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

7 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jar
Jar
2020-01-18 18:47

You are visible, said Lavrov 🙂

Yourboss
Yourboss
2020-01-18 20:20
Reply to  Jar

Silly Russians if only you knew the bigger picture ?.. You will soon i promise that!

M I Z
M I Z
2020-01-19 03:16
Reply to  Jar

we thought maybe there were possibly maybe at least 6 F35s in the area but we need to confirm because we are not sure ……

Yeah …clear visibility …

Stealth is in part about creating fog and paranoia … mission accomplished

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-19 14:56
Reply to  Jar

You don’t seem to get how stealth works… Unlike Rafale which can switch its cloaking on/off like a Klingon vessel, be it F-22, F-35 or B-2, when they do “casual” flights, they’re equipped with Luneberg lenses which make them un-stealth in order to avoid risk of accident with civilian aircraft. Another point : an OTH like the Kontainer has no problem to “see” such assets even in stealth use, this is no secret, BUT it’s totally unusable to target them : it can only estimate that there is a stealth object in a large area, way too large to guide… Read more »

Daniel M Pourkesali
Regular
Commenter
Daniel M Pourkesali
2020-01-20 16:36

Anyone who had listened to IRGC commander Hajizadeh’s speech a week ago would know that Russians are not presenting any new info here other than a sales pitch for their missile defense system. They did the same right after the attacks on Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia.

R J Fankelberger III
R J Fankelberger III
2020-01-18 23:15

I’ve identified F35s and 22s with my homemade dustbin radar here on Rodos. Once I had them tracked I was able to slave my homemade optics onto the aircraft and read the pilots names on the side of the cockpit. HONEST!!!!

Deez
Deez
2020-01-21 17:25

This is fake news being spread by the Russian troll brigade