The US is concerned about the Su-24M2 upgraded tactical bombers of the Syrian Air Force, and tries to use any diplomatic means in order to limit activity of Syrian aircraft on the territory of the Arab country.
The Su-24MK tactical bombers are the main striking power of the Syrian Air Force. In summer, it became known that in addition to the ‘winged trucks with bombs’ from Russia, the upgraded Su-24M2s have also started to enter in service of the Syrian Armed Forces.
The Su-24M2 has more perfect aviation electronics. This has significantly improved accuracy of usage of regular ballistic bombs. A range of used precision-guided weapons has also been expanded. According to some reports, the electronic warfare systems that make the process of using of air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles against these aircraft more difficult have also been improved.
The fact that the Syrian Air Force has received these enough modern aircraft caused concern of the US. For this reason, it was not surprising that the F-22 Raptor fifth-generation fighter jets have been sent to intercept these Syrian bombers that can threaten the US Special Forces, operating on the Syrian territory.
The increasing effectiveness of the Syrian Air Force has led to the fact that Americans do everything in order to limit activity of the Assad’s air power, including the Su-24M2s, using any diplomatic means. Despite this fact, according to military experts, supplies of the Su-24M2s bombers to Syria will be continued.