Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tag: Russia’s S-300 vs. Israel’s new F-35 in Syria: Who wins in a shootout?

Russia’s S-300 vs. Israel’s new F-35 in Syria: Who wins in a shootout?

by Dave Majumdar, The Duran:

Even without the full Block 3F capability immediately available, Tel Aviv’s F-35 fleet would offer the Israel Defense Force a potent capability to strike against Syria’s newly acquired S-300s, certainly a better capability than offered by any conventional fighter. However, there is little prospect that Israel would attack those batteries while the Russians still more or less have those weapons under their direct control.

Russia has delivered the formidable S-300 air and missile defense system to Syria.

However, it will still take several months for Syrian crews to learn how to operate the sophisticated air defense system under Russian tutelage. In the meantime, the weapons are almost certainly going to be operated by Russian military advisors.