BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The U.S. Air Force may consider employing the F-22 stealth fighters and F-16CJ Vipers to counteract Syria’s S-300 air defense systems, the Drive reported on Wednesday.
“During the opening phases of the U.S. military air campaign in Syria, when it was unclear how Assad might respond, the U.S. Air Force employed F-22 stealth fighters and F-16CJ Vipers loaded out to suppress and destroy enemy air defenses, as seen in the video below. The United States may have to return to such tactics, though it already continues to employ F-22s heavily in areas near Syrian government control,” the Drive report claimed.
While the U.S. could certainly deploy their F-22 fighters, the Israeli Regional Minister told a radio station on Wednesday that his nation is already considering the use of their F-35 jets in the near future.
Israel has used their F-35 fighter jets to bomb a Syrian military installation in the Aleppo Governorate earlier this year.
The F-35 went undetected through Syrian airspace before scoring a direct hit on the Nayrab Airbase that is located just south of Aleppo’s provincial capital.