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How F-22 Is Deconflicting U.S.-Russia Operations Over Syria
Jun 14, 2017
Aviation Week & Space Technology
“Shell” was just days into his first deployment to U.S. Central Command (Centcom) when U.S. Navy destroyers launched a surprise strike against the Syrian regime, pummeling Shayrat Airfield with dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles.
In the tense wake of the attack, Shell, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and Raptor squadron commander who spoke on the condition that Aviation Week identify him only by his call sign, and his squadron of stealth F-22 Lockheed Martin Raptors had a critical job to do: deconflict coalition operations over Syria with an irate Russia.
The U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has leaned heavily on the air-superiority fighter since its debut there in 2014. The F-22, originally designed as an air-to-air platform, has become crucial to the fight, regularly striking ground targets, providing close air support (CAS) for soldiers in battle, and protecting legacy strike fighters from surface and air threats.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE F-22 IN OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE
-After the April 6 Tomahawk strikes on Shayrat, the Raptor provided a crucial communications node between U.S. and Russian air forces;
-Shell and his squadron of F-22s talked to noncoalition players over an an internationally recognized frequency often used for aircraft emergencies;
-The stealth aircraft had a unique advantage in getting noncoalition forces to cooperate;
-The F-22 also regularly provides CAS, defensive counter-air, and ground strikes in the area of responsibility.
But one of the most critical missions the F-22 conducts in the skies over Syria, particularly in the weeks following the April 6 Tomahawk strike, is deconfliction between coalition and noncoalition aircraft, says Shell.