Flying over Syria, F-22 Raptor intercepted by Russian fighter jets

Flying over Syria, F-22 Raptor intercepted by Russian fighter jets

A Su-35S air-superiority fighter jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force has intercepted and visually identified the U.S. F-22 Raptor Raptor combat aircraft flying over Syria.

The photographs posted on Instagram account fighter_bomber_ with little explanation other than it was allegedly taken by a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighter. Known by NATO as “Flanker-E,” the Su-35 is capable of both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat and is roughly similar to a modernized F-15E Strike Eagle. It is also known for some extraordinary aerial maneuvers.

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F-22 “Raptor”. Что для вас “партнёрские” взаимоотношения? Лично для меня, и в воздухе, и в постели это значит, что кто-то кого-то трахает. Причём если в постели это как-бы минимум дружеские взаимоотношения, то в воздухе, это нечто совсем иное. Все партнёрские взаимоотношения предусматривают лишь некий договор не стрелять по “партнёру”. Не стрелять боевым оружием. При этом мешать выполнить боевую задачу, если она не выгодна партнёрам, тебе будут всеми способами. Таких способов миллион. Самый банальный, это постановка помех радиосвязи и средствам навигации. Это самый мирный и гуманный способ. Могут пересекать твой боевой курс на минимальных интервалах и дистанциях сбивая тебя спутняком от двигателей. Могут обоссать сливом топлива, могут обстрелять ППИшками. Могут включить все прицелы и имитировать атаки, с выходом из атаки в последний момент. Могут на твоей высоте в лоб запустить парочку беспилотников. А уж станция предупреждения об облучении у тебя будет орать постоянно, даже на сомневайся. И если файтербомберы могут ответить тем-же, то разведке, штурмовикам и бомберам приходится несладко. Поэтому им помогают файтеры и файтербомберы. Они всеми способами делают выполнение боевой задачи своими подопечными возможным. На фото F-22 “Raptor” в прицеле нашего Су-35с. “ОЛС+ТП”. В захвате. Да 22й хамил и был наказан после непродолжительного воздушного боя, за который конечно нашего синегрудого трахнули. Все как обычно. Как видите замечательно захватывается и стелс. Да можем. Да не всегда всё получается, но если надо будет – сделаем. #bomberchronics #russianmilitary #aviator #aviation #авиация #вксроссии #aircraft #airforce #jet #avgeek #russiaairforce #avporn #aviationlovers #aviation4u #pilot #aviationgeek #aviationlover #airplane #fighterjet #fighterpilot #piloteyes #militaryaviation #aviationphotography #planes #f22

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As per fighter_bomber, the picture was taken with the Su-35’s OLS-35 infrared hunt and track (IRST) sensor. Mounted simply forward of the cockpit, the OLS-35 comprises of warm imaging and TV cameras, a laser rangefinder, and an objective designator. The system is used look for aircraft by their heat signatures and then launch infrared-guided air-to-air missiles. The OLS-35 can distinguish contender planes comparative in size to the Su-35 from the rear at 56 miles, and head on at 22 miles. It can track up to four targets at the same time.

An Su-35S during take-off
An Su-35S during take-off

The OLS-35 system is “passive,” which means it produces little as electromagnetic radiation that can be gotten by the focusing on the airship, not at all like radar which is “active” and in this way less demanding to distinguish. As an infrared sensor, the OLS-35 ignores radar-based stealth, so a stealthy contender fly and an unstealthy warrior fly are similarly perceivable.

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The picture—assuming genuine—doesn’t reveal much. The flying aircraft in the photograph appears to be an F-22, with its particular jewel formed wings. Any information appeared in the OLS-35 show seems trimmed out. A mysterious white square shows up behind the F-22, likely put there to enable the fighter to stand out. A number of lines in the background appear to be roads, indicating the Su-35 is above the F-22. The OLS-35 is mounted above the nose of the Russian jet, suggesting the Su-35 is diving down on the American stealth fighter.

GSh-30-1 cannon in starboard wing root, Su-35, Paris Air Show 2013
GSh-30-1 cannon in starboard wing root, Su-35, Paris Air Show 2013

The Instagram post doesn’t specify where the picture was purportedly taken. One plausibility is Syria, where F-22 based at Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates fly in proximity to Russian Su-35s based at Hmeimim air base additionally in Syria. Another plausibility is a September thirteenth, 2018 incident in which two Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers, escorted by a couple of Su-35s, were captured by Raptors close Alaska.

It’s hard to state if the picture is genuine, yet the situation it portrays isn’t unimaginable. Russian and U.S. fighters will undoubtedly keep running into one another over Syria. At 71,500 square miles, Syria is somewhat greater than Oklahoma or Missouri. There will undoubtedly be conditions where a Su-35 is “behind” an F-22, and the detection range of the OLS-35 implies the Russian stream could have been almost sixty miles away. Anyway, the Russian jet is in reality over the American fly, as background pieces of information recommend, the two planes must be substantially closer.

In the picture is genuine, it proposes the F-22 is perfectly recognizable by Russian aircraft with infrared sensors at specific ranges. Also, that could be an issue for the world’s first fifth-age warrior.

The majority of that having been stated, this picture ought to be seen with a major grain of salt. Originating from a non-official source, the image could easily be a fake. Until further notice, it’s only an information point found in the realm of social media, where fakes are plenteous yet periodically some intriguing—and disturbing—data surfaces.

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