Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Israeli F-35s have already seen combat action



...according to Thomas Newdick on twitter quoting Le Figaro correspondent Georges Malbrunot.  

According to Malbrunot « pour la première fois, Israël a utilisé des chasseurs F-35 la nuit du 12-13 janvier pour frapper Damas, estiment les services [de] rens[seignements] français..le raid a visé des entrepôts de missiles Pantsir S-1 destinés au Hezbollah à l’aéroport militaire de Mezzeh à Damas. Tsahal a aussi détruit une batterie anti-aériennne de missiles S-300, déployée sur le mont Qassioun, près du palais présidentiel ».

 Israeli F-35's bombed Damascus on the night of 12-13 January targeting warehouses containing Russian-made Pantsir-S1 mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems that Israel feared could be delivered from Syria to Hezbollah forces operating in Lebanon. The warehouse was located at Mezzeh, a military airfield in Damascus. During the same attack, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) also reportedly destroyed an S-300 SAM battery deployed near the Syrian presidential palace, on Mount Qassioun. According to an unnamed French intelligence source quoted by Malbrunot, the F-35 aircraft finally overflew the palace of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, before returning to Israel.



much more on the F-35 on this blog

http://falkeeinsgreatplanes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/lockheed-martin-f-35s-at-fairford-for.html

http://falkeeinsgreatplanes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/f-35c-lands-on-board-nimitz-03-november.html

http://falkeeinsgreatplanes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/f-35b-lightning-ii-demo-2014-mcas-yuma.html

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