BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – During an attack last month, the Israeli Air Force allegedly used an F-35 jet to bomb several Syrian military installations, the Defense-Blog reported, citing an unnamed source.
“Last month, an Israeli satellite imagery analysis company ImageSat confirmed that Chinese-made JY-27 radar of the Syrian Air Defense at Damascus airport destroyed by Israeli airstrikes on January 20th,” the publication said, referencing the destruction of one of the military’s radars.
The Defense-Blog said the Israeli aircraft used was the newly-acquired F-35i Adir fighter jet, which was purchased from the U.S.-based company Lockheed Martin.
“The JY-27 radar of the Chinese manufacturer CETC is a fully solid-state and fully coherent long-range early warning system. It is designed and developed to provide early warning information and detect low-observable air targets in so-called “Stealth technology”, included F-35 and F-22 fighter aircraft. Besides, it provides the early warning information for weapons system as well,” they would add.
This is not the first time that Israel has allegedly used the F-35 to bomb a location in Syria.
Last April, the Israeli Air Force bombed an Iranian base in the northern province of Aleppo; this raised suspicions then that they had used their F-35 to evade detection as they made the long journey to Al-Safira.