Israel’s air superiority clouded by new Russian missiles in Syria

by Judah Ari Gross
December 1, 2015

Israel’s air superiority over its enemies has been a linchpin of its defense strategy for decades. The Israel Air Force’s unquestioned supremacy over neighboring forces has kept Syrian, Egyptian and Jordanian planes almost entirely out of Israeli airspace in the country’s wars. But with the recent deployment of the Russian S-400 “Triumph” missile defense system in Syria, that absolute primacy is now in question.

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