It had been discovered that the United States had been repainting many of their fighter jets in Russian Air Force colors, to bomb Syria.
However, it had not yet been confirmed whether this repainting business was part of a training process. On the other hand, it was also suspected that the repainting was done as a preparation to launch a terrible bombing inside Syria.
If that was the case, the repainting would help the US to blame the Russians for the attack.
According to Super Station95, the repainting of these fighter jets could help in going for bombing missions, while making sure that they fly low and slow circling a target a few times.
The publication continued to note that the low flying jets would be noticed by people on the ground, who would turn out their cellphones to record the video of the attack.
The US would sit and relax, while all the civilian videos would make their way into social media showing a “Russian” plane committed the bombing. This would certainly be a perfect setup.
Moreover, it had also been questioned that why does US need to repaint an entire fighter jet for the purpose of training.
The F/A-18 Hornet was an US Navy and Marine Corps jet aircraft that could been used as both a fighter and attack platform. While in fighter mode, the F/A-18 had been used mainly as a fighter escort and for fleet air defense. In terms of attack mode, the jet had been used for force projection, cut off enemy supplies and close and deep air support, said Military.
In 2014, it was reported by The Aviationist that Defense indeed announced the repainting job. The paint was being applied on to the F/A-18 Hornet, which was similar to the Russian 4th and 5th generation aircraft.
This was being done as the US jets were taking participating in Top Gun jet fighter training at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC. The speculation that the repainted aircraft would be used for false flag bombing in Syria, was completely waived.
According to a report by Airforce-Technology, the Su-34 fighter bomber had been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company in Moscow. The Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association at Novosibirsk, Russia, was also another creator of the Russian fighter jet.