US may deploy F-22 stealth fighters in response to Syrian S-300

The recently sent Syrian S-300 missile systems have a bit triggered the concerns of major and regional states.

The US Air Force may employ F-22 stealth fighters and F-16CJ Vipers to suppress and destroy enemy air defenses in response to Russia’s deployment of S-300 surface-to air missile systems to Syria’s government, the Drive wrote.

The newspaper recalled that “at the beginning of the military campaign in Syria, the US Air Force used F-22 and F-16CJ planes, designed to combat and destroy the enemy’s air defense, when possible retaliation against Syrian forces was still unclear.”

Washington may have to return to such tactics, though it already continues to employ F-22s in areas near Syrian government control, the magazine wrote.

On September 24, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shweigo took a decision to supply Syria with the S-300 systems to boost Syrian air defense forces after the Il-20 plane crash.

Russia decided to send S-300 systems to Syria in response to the recent incident of the Israeli aircraft using the Russian plane as a cover while targeting Lattakia. However, Moscow blamed Israel for downing the plane mistakenly by the Syrian air-defenses.

Furthermore, The first battery of the Russian-made S-300 air-defense missile system has come into service, Russian media reported on Tuesday.

Read more: Syrian Army activates first S-300 battery in Syria – report