MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. Two Su-34 and two Su-35 aircraft of Russia’s Aerospace Forces in Syria have registered the impact of aiming and radiolocation systems by two F-35 fighter jets from the anti-terrorist coalition led by the US.
The aircrafts’ onboard defense systems were activated automatically, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Parties in Syria, said.
"On August 11 from 02:13 a.m. to 02:20 a.m., during a scheduled flight in the vicinity of El-Tanf, two Russian Su-34 and two Su-35 aircraft recorded the impact of aiming systems which triggered an automatic activation of their onboard defense systems. The same aircraft were affected by radiolocation actions on the part of two F-35 fighter jets," Kulit said.
According to him, by such actions, the coalition continues to create situations fraught with aircraft incidents and exacerbates the situation in Syria’s airspace.
The military official added that over the past 24 hours, fighter jets and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the pro-American antiterrorist coalition have violated Syria’s airspace 16 times near El-Tanf where international air routes lie. He also added that the coalition’s UAVs have violated deconfliction protocols 11 times over the past 24 hours thereby continuing to create dangerous situations in Syria’s airspace.