According to officials, stealth fighters provided support for American troops and allied forces operating on Earth, while the United States, France and Britain attacked chemical objects in western Syria.
F-22 played an integral role in the protection of ground forces during the attack and after the missile attacks- said Mark Graff, spokesman for the US Air Force Central Command.
According to him, thanks to the "unique capabilities" of the fifth generation fighter, the F-22 was the only aircraft capable of operating in the defeat zone of the Syrian air defense and providing air protection for the US and the coalition.
Previously, the participation of F-22 in this operation was not reported.
In the United States have repeatedly stated about the unique capabilities of the F-22 Raptor. It was reported that the fighter can easily move to supersonic cruising speed, without the use of an afterburner. F-22 was called super-maneuverable, despite the fact that the Raptor changes the thrust vector in only two dimensions, only up and down. In addition, the F-22 can carry six missiles. However, the main advantage is called stealth technology, which allows the aircraft to be invisible to the radar, Sight