The Pentagon has promised Israel that it will deliver more F-35 fighter jets in the wake of Russia’s “enhanced threat” and its decision to deliver S-300 air defense systems to the war-ravaged neighboring country, Syria.
The USA will reportedly provide Israel with more F-35’s after Russia supplied Syria with S-300 missile systems. Moscow’s move came in response to the downing of a Russian military plane, which it partly blamed on Israel.
The F-35 stealth multi-role fighters in question will be deployed from the US Air Force’s active service squadrons. The first squadron will be posted at the UAE Al Dhafra Air base, some 32 kilometers (19 miles) from Abu Dhabi.
Russia sent S-300 air defense system to Syria to boost security of its personnel and prevent potential further escalations.
The delivery – initially planned years ago – was halted in 2013 on an Israeli request, but the September events forced Moscow to change its mind.
Damascus, for its part, views Israeli strikes which have intensified since the start of the year as a violation of the nation’s sovereignty, confirming that they only help terrorists.
Russia’s S-300 delivery shows Israel who’s in charge and is not aimed at open confrontation. Russia is showing Israel who is in charge and that it won’t take any more nonsense.”
RT.com / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.