BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 P.M.) – A U.S. jet attempted to deceive the Syrian and Russian air defenses while flying along the Syrian-Jordanian border recently, the Russian site Avia.Pro reported on Tuesday.
According to the Avia.Pro report, a U.S. Air Force jet flew within 5 kilometers of the Syrian border while masking itself as a civilian airliner.
According to the information provided by Avia.Pro, the data transmitted by the aircraft’s systems were artificially replaced, with the result being that the jet’s radars displayed it as a small civilian vessel.
Despite the absence of violation of the border of the Syrian Arab Republic, experts regard this incident as an attempt to test the Syrian and Russian air defense systems, the publication added.
“As a rule, much less attention is paid to private civil aircraft, in connection with which, the American military aircraft almost certainly tried to evaluate the performance of the Syrian and Russian air defense systems. A similar case was observed at the Russian military Airbase “Hmeimim”, when an American military reconnaissance aircraft replaced the identification data with a civilian passenger plane from a South American country,” a military expert told Avia.Pro.
The U.S. currently has aircraft, mostly helicopters, inside of Syria, with almost all of them being deployed in the northern part of the country.