Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Russia Prepares to Test Next-Generation Su-35S Fighters in Syria

Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter

Russia’s brand new Su-35S multirole fighters will go through the baptism by fire in Syria, according to a military source. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is preparing to test the next-generation Su-35S fighters for the first time in combat in Syria, a military source told a Russian newspaper on Monday. “The General Staff has decided to…

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Russia’s Su-34 Jets Launch First Mission With Air-to-Air Missiles

Su-34 multifunctional strike bomber

For the first time since the operation’s beginning Russian Su-34 bomber jets have conducted sorties in Syria with air-to-air missiles on Monday, the Russian Aerospace Forces spokesman said. [su_youtube url=”” width=”500″] “Today, for the first time Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber aircraft went on a mission carrying not only aerial bombs OFAB-500 and guided aerial bombs KAB-500,…

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No US airstrikes in Syria since Russia deployed S-400 systems

Both the American and Turkish air forces halted their strikes on Syrian territory around the time Russia deployed S-400 air defense complexes at the Khmeimim airbase, from which it stages its own incursions against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). A spokesperson of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) told Sputnik on Friday…

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S-400 now deployed in Latakia to boost air defence

[su_youtube url=”” width=”500″] S-400 now deployed in Latakia to boost air defence – One of Russia’s most advanced air defence systems, the S-400 Triumf, was deployed to Hmeymim Air Base in Syria on Thursday. The Triumf system, also called the SA-21 Growler, is capable of detecting and destroying aircraft at a range of 400 kilometres.…

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