The United States has reportedly decided to provide Israel with more F-35 stealth fighter jets.
US President Donald Trump ordered the boost in the number of advanced planes for Israel after Russia deployed four S-300 air defense systems to Syria following an incident in which a Russian plane was shot down, reported DEBKAfile, a military intelligence news site linked to Israel
Moscow blamed the downing of its Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft on Tel Aviv.
Moscow said its data proved that an Israeli F-16 fighter jet had been trying to use the Russian aircraft as a shield when it was shot down by Syrian air defense forces.
Military analysts believe Russia’s S-300 delivery to Syria boosts security of its personnel and prevents potential further escalations.
The RT news site reported that the S-300 delivery – initially planned years ago – was halted in 2013 on an Israeli request, but the September events forced Moscow to change…