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In the US media: American B-52Hs were escorted by Israeli Air Force fighters with obsolete missiles

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US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers made another combat mission to the Middle East. They reportedly flew through Israeli airspace. F-15 "Baz" fighters of the Israeli Air Force were taken to escort the American aircraft.


This kind of escort, as well as the next flight of American "strategists" B-52H "Stratofortress", is discussed in foreign media.

In particular, the question is raised of why the Israeli command did not send fifth-generation F-35 Adir fighters to escort American aircraft? Whether in jest or in earnest, Western observers suggested that "not the most modern fighters with not the most modern missiles were raised to escort the B-52H, since the B-52s themselves are not at all new."

And in the military-thematic section of the American edition of The Drive, material was published.

In foreign media:

Two of the Israeli Air Force escort aircraft had an interesting armament layout. Instead of the latest air-to-air missiles in service with the Israeli Air Force, they flew with obsolete missiles.

For American experts, this has become a kind of mystery.

In particular, it is indicated that the F-15 "Baz" used modifications of the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, which have been in operation since 1956. That is, the operation of such missiles in 2021 will be 65 years old.



From the article:

There is no real explanation for what unique circumstances led to the need to use AIM-7 instead of, for example, AIM-120 AMRAAM.

And yet the author makes an assumption. It was noted that "the matter may be in the tiny size of Israel, when the capabilities of the AIM-120 missiles in the range of destruction are not so important." At the same time, the use of the AIM-7 may be preferable "when it comes to destroying large targets, including hijacked airliners," or, conversely, too small - "for example, the UAVs that Hezbollah has."
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  1. figwam
    figwam 8 March 2021 22: 04
    -1
    Pensioners are still in business! Another blow to the F-35)
  2. iouris
    iouris 8 March 2021 22: 04
    +6
    And even without missiles. That's not the point.
    1. Kaman
      Kaman 8 March 2021 22: 41
      +2
      Everything is correct. Sparrow is enough for a drone or SU-24, while the AIM-120 is expensive and redundant for such purposes.
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 8 March 2021 22: 53
        +2
        Israel could well have completed these missiles. And the latest modifications are still relevant. If they are in combat readiness, there is no point in writing them off.
  3. Tank hard
    Tank hard 8 March 2021 22: 20
    -3
    In particular, the question is raised of why the Israeli command did not send fifth-generation F-35 Adir fighters to escort American aircraft? Whether as a joke or seriously western observers suggested that "not the most modern fighters with not the most modern missiles, since the B-52s themselves are not new at all, were raised to escort the B-52H."

    That is, they spat on an ally? recourse
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 9 March 2021 12: 06
      -1
      [/ quote] That is, spat on an ally? recourse[/ Quote]
      Not even at all!
      They warned the fainting state of the flight crew of the striped air force in the event that the insidious Hezbollah wanted to bang on this escort with something and do not let the boh get into the Fu-35 - this would be a worldwide scandal !!!
      1. ironic
        ironic 10 March 2021 00: 15
        +1
        Vsehizbolonny gewalt would have happened if the main bearded uncle in a yupka would have been buried together with the scarlet and the bar in the bunker. Dyadke knows this and is terribly afraid.
  4. Dmitry Izmalkov
    Dmitry Izmalkov 8 March 2021 22: 21
    0
    Who can enlighten bast shoes? Why does the Russian Federation need a s-300v4 (antey 4000) complex when there is an S-400?
    1. El Chuvachino
      El Chuvachino 8 March 2021 22: 35
      +3
      They have different tasks and conditions of use.

      You are here -> https://topwar.ru/174981-zrs-s-300v4-oborona-na-vseh-napravlenijah.html
    2. Holgerton
      Holgerton 8 March 2021 22: 50
      +5
      To oversimplify:

      The S-300V4 is a development of the S-300V, namely a military air defense / missile defense system on a tracked chassis of high cross-country ability, intended for organizing air defense at the front edge, was created primarily to protect important military facilities, such as concentrations of equipment, communication centers, command points from enemy aircraft, OTR / BRMD and other means of attack.

      The S-400 is a continuation of the original S-300 family (in particular the S-300P (S)), uses a wheeled chassis, is designed to equip air defense troops and deploy in a relatively deep rear in prepared positions, it is responsible for both object air defense and air defense the country as a whole.
      1. Dmitry Izmalkov
        Dmitry Izmalkov 9 March 2021 20: 03
        0
        Thank you
    3. figwam
      figwam 8 March 2021 22: 54
      +5
      The S-300V4 is tracked and moves with the troops closer to the front line

      The S-400 is on a wheeled chassis and covers strategic facilities in the country.
      1. Dmitry Izmalkov
        Dmitry Izmalkov 9 March 2021 20: 02
        0
        Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the clarification
  5. Nadrub
    Nadrub 8 March 2021 22: 53
    +2
    Or they could accompany them on hang gliders :) it's cheaper ..
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 March 2021 23: 04
    -3
    And how many kilometers of the air space of that Israel, where they flew further B 52 and F 15th? And a no brainer why the penguin was not used, encrypted. At what altitude do B52 fly? drinks
    1. ironic
      ironic 10 March 2021 00: 18
      0
      Gee, for this they simply attach lenses to the Penguin. Why are Penguins not encrypted over Lebanon? They are even photographed and mistaken for 15th because of the tail and air intakes? You read the press sometimes. wink
  7. Petio
    Petio 8 March 2021 23: 18
    +21
    Each rocket has a certain number of hover flights. Then it is necessary to start up or write off. So it is better to complete the resource of the old Sperow than the new AMRAAM. The theme is more purely symbolic accompaniment. The reality of the fight is not expected. So in 20-16, they were outraged that in Syria, the Su-35 miss the R-27 more often than the R-77-1. The latter just hit a little and tried to save the resource
    1. hydroy
      hydroy 8 March 2021 23: 28
      -11%
      Are you Russian?) and there are so many mistakes in the text)
      1. Petio
        Petio 9 March 2021 00: 31
        +16
        I am Bulgarian, but I write from the phone and there are no Russian letters at all.
        1. hydroy
          hydroy 9 March 2021 00: 31
          -2
          krasava)))))))))))))))
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 9 March 2021 00: 36
            +3
            In Bulgarian there is no letter "e", so they write "UTB". On this basis, it is easy to understand who is writing. And the language is very similar to Russian, “pure” Belarusian, for example, is harder to understand than Bulgarian.
  8. Bradley
    Bradley 8 March 2021 23: 25
    +4
    The AIM-7M is a really outdated rocket. But this is not the rocket that was in the 56th.
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 8 March 2021 23: 48
    +6
    The F-15s were chosen because of the altitude at which the B-52s went.
    1. Guru
      Guru 9 March 2021 00: 22
      +2
      The F-15s were chosen because of the altitude at which the B-52s went.

      The F-15 has a practical ceiling of 18 m, while the F-300 has 35 m. So you are talking about the height? laughing
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 9 March 2021 01: 19
        0
        Probably the warrior means the B52 flight altitude, when flying wing to wing with B52.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 9 March 2021 02: 45
        +4
        Actually, 20 km for the F-15 and 15 km for the F-35 yes But who counts such little things? fellow
        1. Guru
          Guru 11 March 2021 14: 39
          0
          Class fellow One rounded up, the other down. But do not share the source of your information? Well that would be so without rounding.
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  11. Outsider
    Outsider 9 March 2021 01: 20
    +5
    In Israel, for a very long time, the releases of GOS with thermal imaging coordinators and with active radar coordinators have been developed and established. Israel has developed and is producing the Stanner missile (David's Slingshot) with a seeker that "has no analogues in the world": it has both a thermal imaging coordinator and an active millimeter-wave radar coordinator.
    Therefore: the suspension of the "Sparrow" URVV on the escort fighters is not made because "there is nothing more to hang." These fighters did not gather for war, and not even in the zone of possible hostile actions. These URVVs are exclusively for dealership and play a purely decorative role for which they are quite suitable.
  12. Outsider
    Outsider 9 March 2021 01: 22
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    The F-15s were chosen because of the altitude at which the B-52s went.

    - Incredible nonsense.
  13. Outsider
    Outsider 9 March 2021 01: 31
    -1
    Quote: tralflot1832
    Probably the warrior means the B52 flight altitude, when flying wing to wing with B52.

    - They flew wing to wing over Israel at medium altitudes and by no means on a practical ceiling.
  14. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 9 March 2021 06: 49
    +1
    There is no real explanation for what unique circumstances led to the need to use AIM-7 instead of, for example, AIM-120 AMRAAM.

    And what are the real circumstances of the need to use the AIM-120?
    Against who?
  15. svp67
    svp67 9 March 2021 08: 38
    0
    No real explanation
    Was the trolling attempt considered? wink
    1. ironic
      ironic 10 March 2021 00: 21
      0
      Better to assume extortion. It's more productive.
  16. Basarev
    Basarev 9 March 2021 10: 50
    0
    These antiquated missiles will not stop Israel from killing any enemies in the air or on the ground. The Israeli pilot is invincible, it is impossible to shoot him down, in principle, it is impossible at all, because such is his karma. And even from the S-500.
  17. Pavel57
    Pavel57 9 March 2021 16: 43
    0
    AIM-7 is the same age as the P-27 with which in the world, but what is there in the world, in Russia, the Su-27/30/34 fly,
  18. ironic
    ironic 10 March 2021 00: 11
    +1
    What other media in the USA has? That there are also sofa experts there? Eka news. It is necessary to raise a stealth brass band, play the US Anthem first, and then Atikwa, but so that no one sees or hears. You read and just ... well, tin. Far from new interceptors rose up for close escort, picked up four close and four medium missiles from the ammunition, which was the first to be shot in the next exercises. It is normal for those who are used to counting money, and not doing manual work in expert lists.
  19. Maksim_ok
    Maksim_ok April 6 2021 11: 36
    0
    "In particular, it is indicated that the F-15" Baz "used modifications of the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, which have been in operation since 1956. That is, the operation of such missiles in 2021 will be 65 years old."

    stupid comment, since it is obvious that this rocket has gone through several upgrades since 56 and it is completely foolish to assume that in the photo the rocket was from 1956 and is 65 years old.