www.businessinsider.com/f-22s-backed-down-587-enemy-aircraft-in-first-combat-surge-in-syria-2018-10%3fDid the F22 ever see combat?
F-22 stealth jets got 587 enemy aircraft to back off in their first 'combat surge' over Syria
- US F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets just completed their first "combat surge" in operations over Syria, and in doing so deterred almost 600 enemy aircraft
- Russian, Syrian, and Iranian combat aircraft all operate in the skies above Syria, and US air assets have frequently deterred or defeated air attacks against US troops there.
- The F-22s protected US forces when the US struck Syria in April over chemical weapons use by flying deep into enemy territory populated with sophisticated air defenses.