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War in the air: Air Battle Lockheed Martin F-35 vs Russian EW systems rages in the skies

F-35 Stealth Fighters ‘Suppressed’ By Russian Electronic Warfare Missiles Fail To Hit Target – Local Media Claims

Unverified reports and videos by local Russian media claim that Israeli F-35 stealth fighters missed hitting their target due to electronic interference.

The reports claim that Israeli jets missed their target because of robust electronic suppression, which disrupted the weapon systems of the Lockheed Martin F-35 jets. According to reports, neither aircraft could strike the target during the military drills, which Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attended.

At the same time, the report notes that this demonstrates the severe vulnerability of the fifth-generation F-35 fighters to electronic countermeasures.

Parth Satam, a defense analyst at the EurAsian Times, says: the video shows an air-to-ground munition, reportedly fired from an F-35, missing its target, which the website claims are owing to Electronic Warfare (EW) interference from Russian systems.

While it certainly is true that Russian EW systems like the Krasukha-4 have been highly effective in jamming even US drones, Russia’s interference in Israeli military exercises within its territory seems highly unlikely.

Israel Upgrades Its F-35 Stealth Fighters
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has reportedly extended the range of its F-35 stealth fighter jets to fly to Iran without needing mid-air refueling. The new capability can allow the IAF to conduct aerial strikes against Iran and its nuclear facilities.

It means that the Israeli F-35s will no longer have to rely on the IAF’s fleet of just seven Boeing 707 tankers for refueling, making them more flexible and deployable. Additionally, Israel is looking to accelerate the replacement of existing tankers with modern KC-46s