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After Russian supplies to Syria antiaircraft rocket complexes With-300, allow US to continue using stealth fighters fifth generation F-22 Raptor and the fourth-generation fighter F-16CJ Viper for the operation of aircraft in the Syrian sky, writes The Drive.
“Early aviation US military campaign in Syria, when it was unclear how Assad (Syria’s President Bashar al — Assad – approx. “Of the tape.ru”) could answer, the USAF used the F-22 and F-16CJ Vipers intended for suppression and destruction of air defenses”, — writes the American edition.
The Drive notes that the use of the F-22 Raptor is possible in areas under the control of Syrian government troops. According to the publication, currently Russian-supplied missile launchers s-300 are insufficient to cover the North-Western part of Syria.
In October, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that Russia completed the transfer of Syria’s air defense systems. The official noted that the Republic delivered 49 units of equipment: radars illumination, basic system identification, control machine and four launchers.
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