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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:20 am

    sepheronx wrote:
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    x_54_u43 wrote:I am very confident that these were Orlan drones, or perhaps a different Russian drone.

    Unless Russia operates another foreign UAV other than the Hermes 450 or the ScanEagle, then these were certainly an Orlan type drone, unlikely to be an Eleron or a Zala however.

    So far the Shahed drone has been good. And there's the CH-4...

    Are those even in Russian service though?

    Naaa, none in Russian service, Syrians do operate Shahed 129 tho apparently. Till this point in Syria we have seen Eleron 3, Orlan 10 and Granat 3 when its about Russian drones.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  x_54_u43 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:31 am

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    1. Shut your filthy mouth.
    2. Russians have been operating with Shahed and other Iranian drones for about 4 years, helping Assad. They are "Surprized" by the actual quality of the IRGC.
    3. The Chinese drones aren't exactly treason, they're a good off the shelf alternative to what Russia cannot buy or produce for now. If Russia has better luck with Dozor or other designs, then fine, until then Russia is stuck with Forpost and other less than adequate tools. Eleron for instance is a short range tactical drone. To get coverage over 100km they're no good.


    Looks like I touched a nerve, Albanian. Classic posting pattern with list format, no sources and spelling mistakes, consistent with shilling.

    And it does not have to be Eleron, there is always Orlan. As for its range, I am sure you watched the documentary by Star Television, on Russian UAVs?

    If so, you know perfectly well the range of Orlan, unless you do not watch "Russian propaganda".

    For your viewing pleasure...


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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:48 am

    x_54_u43 wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:

    1. Shut your filthy mouth.
    2. Russians have been operating with Shahed and other Iranian drones for about 4 years, helping Assad. They are "Surprized" by the actual quality of the IRGC.
    3. The Chinese drones aren't exactly treason, they're a good off the shelf alternative to what Russia cannot buy or produce for now. If Russia has better luck with Dozor or other designs, then fine, until then Russia is stuck with Forpost and other less than adequate tools. Eleron for instance is a short range tactical drone. To get coverage over 100km they're no good.


    Looks like I touched a nerve, Albanian. Classic posting pattern with list format, no sources and spelling mistakes, consistent with shilling.

    And it does not have to be Eleron, there is always Orlan. As for its range, I am sure you watched the documentary by Star Television, on Russian UAVs?

    If so, you know perfectly well the range of Orlan, unless you do not watch "Russian propaganda".

    For your viewing pleasure...

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:50 am

    This is like, you're the actual dumbest motherfucker I've ever read. I could be from fucking Nauru and still call you out for being a dumb cunt.

    Once again. Eleron on your own clip is at best at 1KM altitude, usual altitude because of sensor limitations is around 1000/1500 m, Shahed operates at twice that alt without trouble. The CH at about 3km alt.
    Your own source shows those drones to be used in purely tactical role with very small FoV. I cannot belive I'm discussing this. Russia is looking for a domestic UCAV for half a decade now. Why is this so difficult to understand.
    You could cram a ton of sensors on the ORLAN/Eleron they've been both shown at risk because of the low altitudes they operate. Both in Ukraine and in Syria.



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    Post  x_54_u43 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:54 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:This is like, you're the actual dumbest motherfucker I've ever read. I could be from fucking Nauru and still call you out for being a dumb cunt.

    Once again. Eleron on your own clip is at best at 1KM altitude, usual altitude because of sensor limitations is around 1000/1500 m, Shahed operates at twice that alt without trouble. The CH at about 3km alt.
    Your own source shows those drones to be used in purely tactical role with very small FoV. I cannot belive I'm discussing this. Russia is looking for a domestic UCAV for half a decade now. Why is this so difficult to understand.
    You could cram a ton of sensors on the ORLAN/Eleron they've been both shown at risk because of the low altitudes they operate. Both in Ukraine and in Syria.

    The Orlan's sensors are rather sophisticated, at this altitude:



    They got this on their screens, note the shadows of the people, the furthest one was actually moving, and you could discern the movement of their shadow.



    Now, if Wikipedia is to be believed, the Orlan can operate at an altitude of 5500m, giving it plenty of distance from any threats in Syria, as well as a nice radius of 140km datalink range.

    So, with the high altitude involved for observing large detonations, no need to climb down for a closer look. We are looking for bomb blasts, not camouflaged snipers, the high wind speeds at that altitude causing the buffeting seen in some of the videos, and the degradation of the video quality by the recording software(look at the crosshair), I am thinking that we are looking at Orlan footage.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Vann7 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:55 am

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    That was 7 years ago and I believe Rostec owns the company.  In other words, I can bet you that production is significantly higher (as the radio agencies have been in a massive upswing since the failures of 2008 Georgian war, and are producing brand new radio technology and glonass recievers especially for troops.  I don't know about dual purpose ones though, they may not make many of them).  If not for dual purpose chips, then for pure glonass.  As for those guided missile orders, I will need citations on those as I don't really believe it.

    Well when you combine anti shipping, guided and cruise missiles orders probably never went over 100 per year, even that my estimate is probably to high. I have exact figures on Kh31/35 for 2009. - 2010. from Tactical Missile Corporation yearly report published partially by https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/attach/176/176265_mdb_3_2011_sm.pdf sadly i cant find way of obtaining their annyal report, this is for both AG and AS versions.

    Later Russians ordered some 3M54s for modernised Kilos and Buyan-M ships, i guess we can count them in whole this guided ammunition story. Some Onix based missiles for Bastions and similar. But they have very small orders of actual guided ammunition in general.


    Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes
    Russia lagging way behind the west..  bla bla bla bla bla..
    Why would Russia need to buy thousands of cruise missiles like USA?
    Russia don't need to waste so much money.. the reason why Russia produce only 100 is because they don't need more than that.. they are not in the business of invading a nation every year like NATO and USA.  A cruise missiles are anything but cheap.. tomahawks last i saw
    cost $1.4 millions of dollars. Why in hell Russia needs to buy thousands of cruise missiles every year? that weapon is only need to invade a foreign nation far away of your lands..

    Thanks God Russian Army does not have so short iQ..  otherwise will be bankrupt wasting money in things they don't need in such large quantities.

    War is not like in video game ,where you only need to care about tactics and using your best weapons.. in real life.. wars can be lost if you do not have a balance with your economy..just keep using state of the art expensive weapons ,without taking into account the economics side of any war. .Russia needs to develop an strategy that could allow them to continue fighting for as long as is needed.. a year or two  more.. If they go now and start using remote control missiles with all the latest bells and whistles and sensors in the world ( InfraRed,TV,Lazer ,active homing ,anti radiation,and missiles with Artificial intelligence ) then we are talking a bout several millions of dollars per missile , in a conflict they are paid NOTHING! and they just doing an humanitarian service. lets not Forget that US iraq war invasion cost was 1 trillion dollars.. or about 100$ billions US dollars per year.. This is ridiculous stupid.. Russia don't have to imitate United States waste of money..

    Russian airforce lags in nothing in comparison to what the west have.. They have all the technology in the world their army needs to counter anything that the west bring forward. I will say is the other way.. The west is lagging behind Russia in moder warfare..  In counter electronics ,smart missile technology ,precision weapons ,air defenses and nukes.  and now in Tanks and Artillery too.. So in short you are wrong. Russia doesn't lag in anything..it have what it needs ,but they will not be using their best hardware in Syria for economic reasons and to not allow the west to spy on their technology.  So i don't expect Iskanders to be used for example , or neither Pak-fa.. even if was on service.. Military powers needs to save their best weapons only for real emergencies that nation security is at risk.


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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:05 am

    x_54_u43 wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:This is like, you're the actual dumbest motherfucker I've ever read. I could be from fucking Nauru and still call you out for being a dumb cunt.

    Once again. Eleron on your own clip is at best at 1KM altitude, usual altitude because of sensor limitations is around 1000/1500 m, Shahed operates at twice that alt without trouble. The CH at about 3km alt.
    Your own source shows those drones to be used in purely tactical role with very small FoV. I cannot belive I'm discussing this. Russia is looking for a domestic UCAV for half a decade now. Why is this so difficult to understand.
    You could cram a ton of sensors on the ORLAN/Eleron they've been both shown at risk because of the low altitudes they operate. Both in Ukraine and in Syria.

    The Orlan's sensors are rather sophisticated, at this altitude:



    They got this on their screens, note the shadows of the people, the furthest one was actually moving, and you could discern the movement of their shadow.



    Now, if Wikipedia is to be believed, the Orlan can operate at an altitude of 5500m, giving it plenty of distance from any threats in Syria, as well as a nice radius of 140km datalink range.

    So, with the high altitude involved for observing large detonations, no need to climb down for a closer look. We are looking for bomb blasts, not camouflaged snipers, the high wind speeds at that altitude causing the buffeting seen in some of the videos, and the degradation of the video quality by the recording software(look at the crosshair), I am thinking that we are looking at Orlan footage.

    Ya'allah, this density in only matched by unobtanium. If the Orlan could operate from 5,5K it wouldn't have been picked off at least 8 times by Ukropithecus. The sensors on both Eleron and Orlan are best used at the 500/1000 alt. This is how they work best. BDA is only a very little task those UAV's are going to be employed for. If you think that drones are best employed for recording fireworks, then you haven't got the slightest clue about area interdiction and survey.(AIS).

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:25 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    x_54_u43 wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:This is like, you're the actual dumbest motherfucker I've ever read. I could be from fucking Nauru and still call you out for being a dumb cunt.

    Once again. Eleron on your own clip is at best at 1KM altitude, usual altitude because of sensor limitations is around 1000/1500 m, Shahed operates at twice that alt without trouble. The CH at about 3km alt.
    Your own source shows those drones to be used in purely tactical role with very small FoV. I cannot belive I'm discussing this. Russia is looking for a domestic UCAV for half a decade now. Why is this so difficult to understand.
    You could cram a ton of sensors on the ORLAN/Eleron they've been both shown at risk because of the low altitudes they operate. Both in Ukraine and in Syria.

    The Orlan's sensors are rather sophisticated, at this altitude:



    They got this on their screens, note the shadows of the people, the furthest one was actually moving, and you could discern the movement of their shadow.



    Now, if Wikipedia is to be believed, the Orlan can operate at an altitude of 5500m, giving it plenty of distance from any threats in Syria, as well as a nice radius of 140km datalink range.

    So, with the high altitude involved for observing large detonations, no need to climb down for a closer look. We are looking for bomb blasts, not camouflaged snipers, the high wind speeds at that altitude causing the buffeting seen in some of the videos, and the degradation of the video quality by the recording software(look at the crosshair), I am thinking that we are looking at Orlan footage.

    Ya'allah, this density in only matched by unobtanium. If the Orlan could operate from 5,5K it wouldn't have been picked off at least 8 times by Ukropithecus. The sensors on both Eleron and Orlan are best used at the 500/1000 alt. This is how they work best.  BDA is only a very little task those UAV's are going to be employed for. If you think that drones are best employed for recording fireworks, then you haven't got the slightest clue about area interdiction and survey.(AIS).

    Orlan should be fine up to 2000-2500m, above that it becomes far less useful, i guess it performs best between 1000-1500m. Fact it can fly on 5.000m doesnt make it useful there, you fly it so high till you reach area you want to scout, to save fuel coz drag there is reduced.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  x_54_u43 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:48 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:

    Ya'allah, this density in only matched by unobtanium. If the Orlan could operate from 5,5K it wouldn't have been picked off at least 8 times by Ukropithecus. The sensors on both Eleron and Orlan are best used at the 500/1000 alt. This is how they work best.  BDA is only a very little task those UAV's are going to be employed for. If you think that drones are best employed for recording fireworks, then you haven't got the slightest clue about area interdiction and survey.(AIS).

    One more time, there is no need to fly at 1000m altitude when you are observing fuck huge explosions and doing BDA.

    And when did I say that I think that drones are best used for observing fireworks? Projecting a little bit there?

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:56 am

    http://en.ruvsa.com/catalog/orlan_10/
    Orlan 10 performance:
    Use(s): control of objects, search and reconnaissance Manufacturer: Orlan, Russia Powerplant: internal-combustion engine Weight: MTOW: 14kg, max payload: 5kg Performance: cruise speed: 90-150km/h, endurance – 16hr, ceiling – 5km Payload: photo camera and video camera, infrared imager and giro-stabilised TV camera Operating conditions: -30 ... +400C Launch: catapult Recovery: parachute

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:58 am

    Militarov wrote:


    That was 7 years ago and I believe Rostec owns the company.  In other words, I can bet you that production is significantly higher (as the radio agencies have been in a massive upswing since the failures of 2008 Georgian war, and are producing brand new radio technology and glonass recievers especially for troops.  I don't know about dual purpose ones though, they may not make many of them).  If not for dual purpose chips, then for pure glonass.  As for those guided missile orders, I will need citations on those as I don't really believe it.

    Well when you combine anti shipping, guided and cruise missiles orders probably never went over 100 per year, even that my estimate is probably to high. I have exact figures on Kh31/35 for 2009. - 2010. from Tactical Missile Corporation yearly report published partially by https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/attach/176/176265_mdb_3_2011_sm.pdf sadly i cant find way of obtaining their annyal report, this is for both AG and AS versions.

    Later Russians ordered some 3M54s for modernised Kilos and Buyan-M ships, i guess we can count them in whole this guided ammunition story. Some Onix based missiles for Bastions and similar. But they have very small orders of actual guided ammunition in general.

    I still dunno. Cause the amount that Russia uses during exercises and the amount of orders of newer equipment would dictate that the amount ordered needs to be higher. That is how I see it. But since there aren't any official figures i can find right now, it is up in the air.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Vann7 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:44 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    x_54_u43 wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:This is like, you're the actual dumbest motherfucker I've ever read. I could be from fucking Nauru and still call you out for being a dumb cunt.

    Once again. Eleron on your own clip is at best at 1KM altitude, usual altitude because of sensor limitations is around 1000/1500 m, Shahed operates at twice that alt without trouble. The CH at about 3km alt.
    Your own source shows those drones to be used in purely tactical role with very small FoV. I cannot belive I'm discussing this. Russia is looking for a domestic UCAV for half a decade now. Why is this so difficult to understand.
    You could cram a ton of sensors on the ORLAN/Eleron they've been both shown at risk because of the low altitudes they operate. Both in Ukraine and in Syria.

    The Orlan's sensors are rather sophisticated, at this altitude:



    They got this on their screens, note the shadows of the people, the furthest one was actually moving, and you could discern the movement of their shadow.



    Now, if Wikipedia is to be believed, the Orlan can operate at an altitude of 5500m, giving it plenty of distance from any threats in Syria, as well as a nice radius of 140km datalink range.

    So, with the high altitude involved for observing large detonations, no need to climb down for a closer look. We are looking for bomb blasts, not camouflaged snipers, the high wind speeds at that altitude causing the buffeting seen in some of the videos, and the degradation of the video quality by the recording software(look at the crosshair), I am thinking that we are looking at Orlan footage.

    Ya'allah, this density in only matched by unobtanium. If the Orlan could operate from 5,5K it wouldn't have been picked off at least 8 times by Ukropithecus. The sensors on both Eleron and Orlan are best used at the 500/1000 alt. This is how they work best.  BDA is only a very little task those UAV's are going to be employed for. If you think that drones are best employed for recording fireworks, then you haven't got the slightest clue about area interdiction and survey.(AIS).

    Ukraine got Russian drones with American help.. by their own Ukraine cant do nothing..
    Drones are very vulnerable weapons , so jamming.. iranians too can be captured.. the fact
    that Russia is not using Iranian drones but theirs.. shows they have more confidence in their technology than IRANIAN one. and im not discrediting Iranian drones... somewhere i read Russia bough them..  but the way Russia use drones is for spying ,to become the first eyes of their airforce.. they also used for artillery precision attacks. and Again the question of money comes to the discussion.. Russia will not use attack big drones ,that cost millions if they could use a cheap one backed by Artillery or Airforce. The discussion about Iranian vs Russian drones
    is a discussion of tactics.. in the case of IRAN.. that it doesn't have a strong airforce.. or strong anti missile jamming capabilities like Russia or electromamgnetic weapons ,in their case developing attack drones could make more sense to compensate for the lack of a strong airforce and lack of high precision artillery.  In the case of Americans.. Attack drones makes sense since they use them in third world nations with poor air defenses and they do lots of operations in foreign nations territory..  In Syria , Iranian drones makes sense.. since ISIS have next to none
    air defenses..  

    Imagine that Russia develops an attack drone..like American predator?
    where are they going to use that? they are not cheap.. Since RUssia have precision long range
    artillery and strong airforce they dont have really a need for a major attack drone fleet. This is like the question of sniper weapons about why Russia did not developed as much in that area vs the west.. And the answer is the same..thing again and again.. Russia develop the military hardware they will need.. and just that.. very long range sniper weapons like the ones used by western special forces there is not really a need for that in Russia army.. because Russia is not a  nation that invades other countries seeking to assassinate presidents in secret. In a real war.. such weapons are useless.. they are more for infiltration and stealth killing missions.. Russian Army don't need that.  in real wars ,you don't need to be stealth.. you need to be very noisy
    and scare the hell of your enemies with big bombs.. a western pro sniper rifle could have a range of 3km.. but good luck to any US navy forces using a sniper rifle against and army with tanks.. his position will be blow away from 5km away. by any tank or bmp... Such weapons are useless in war.. they are only special time use for stealth secret missions.

    Why people think Russia don't use flashing modern looking assault rifles ,like the west?
    it is because they don't know how to do that? no.. simply Russia don't need that. America is not at risk of being invaded ever.. So they don't need strong simple weapons that could last months without cleaning and have very few pieces and that you could literary repair with a hammer .

    Russia philosophy is one ,of developing weapons that can survive for a decade ..easy to produce ,easy to repair ,easy to replace..easy to clean..and cheap to produce.. . it was this easy to do thing.. what helped Russia to defeat nazi germany when invaded Russia.. that allowed Russia to quickly produce tanks and planes and weapons in big numbers with very little money and with next to no training.  

    USA don't need such philosophy because America is safe from any invasion.. don't have enemies near.. But this is not the case of Russia.. that have Turkey ,Baltics ,Poland and now Ukraine and potentially Georgia.. then Russia have a large muslins population.. something that USA don't have.. so the possibilities of Chechen like wars are there..  In short Russia military doctrine.. based on its geographical location and its needs to defend a very large continent..and
    its economy limitations .


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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Akula971 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:13 am

    Guys, whats the plan of action here ??

    RuAF goes and bombs the shit out of ISIS and its allies. This is enough to destroy morale, equipment, CnC hubs. Pretty much everything in the said AO.

    Creates enough leeway for SAA to mount an offensive ? Or do Russians spearhead an assault ?

    The way i see it (i would request someone to post the latest map of territory held), ISIS 'strongpoints' are mostly rural far off areas. If RuAF does bomb these areas, in theory SAA can move out (if they have the men) and capture those first. Right now it seems that VVS is going after points closer to the current line of control of ISIS and SAA but maybe with time they'll go after those too ?

    I just want to get an idea of what we should expect next. A solo air campaign never destroys an enemy. (thats my opinion). You need boots on the ground for clean up. I remember Kadyrov saying - I want my men to be the first boots on the ground - (which is good because they are experienced now, from Donbass.) Jokes aside, I doubt if SAA has the man power to carryout assaults.


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    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:23 am

    Akula971 wrote:Guys, whats the plan of action here ??

    RuAF goes and bombs the shit out of ISIS and its allies. This is enough to destroy morale, equipment, CnC hubs. Pretty much everything in the said AO.

    Creates enough leeway for SAA to mount an offensive ? Or do Russians spearhead an assault ?

    The way i see it (i would request someone to post the latest map of territory held), ISIS 'strongpoints' are mostly rural far off areas. If RuAF does bomb these areas, in theory SAA can move out (if they have the men) and capture those first. Right now it seems that VVS is going after points closer to the current line of control of ISIS and SAA but maybe with time they'll go after those too ?

    I just want to get an idea of what we should expect next. A solo air campaign never destroys an enemy. (thats my opinion). You need boots on the ground for clean up. I remember Kadyrov saying - I want my men to be the first boots on the ground - (which is good because they are experienced now, from Donbass.) Jokes aside, I doubt if SAA has the man power to carryout assaults.


    Russians claim they wont send any boots to Syria except training crews. But yeah, RuAF is to perform airstrikes and SAA should organise counter strikes now.

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    Post  Vann7 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:27 am

    There is a major ground offensive in the works apparently from Syrian army ,IRAN. . and hezbolah in northern Syria.. and possibly others nations  too.. in a week you will know .
    But already Russia is helping Syrian army to lift the siege on a Syrian military base..
    and helping Syrian army capture zones in Central Syria.

    in other news.. good report..

    Insult to our intelligence: New information war against Russia

    http://www.rt.com/op-edge/317300-syria-strikes-information-war/

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    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:31 am

    In video there are visible the bombs that Su-34 and Su-24 are carrying


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    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:46 am

    George1 wrote:In video there are visible the bombs that Su-34 and Su-24 are carrying

    Yeah we determined types already, OFAB 250-270 and FAB 500SE seen for now.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:18 am

    "Militants Release Poster Offer 2 Million For Capturing A Russian Soldier":



    Source: https://twitter.com/Terror_Monitor/status/649784093157167104

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    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:27 am

    "Aleksand Tkachenko" roll-on/roll-off ship making second trip to Tartus, Syria, in 3 weeks:




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    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:32 am

    Militarov wrote:"Militants Release Poster Offer 2 Million For Capturing A Russian Soldier":



    Source: https://twitter.com/Terror_Monitor/status/649784093157167104

    Well, they got a lot of work to do in order to get their personnel in the Russian/SAA controlled airport.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:42 am

    "Большие морские танкеры (БМТ) проекта 1599-В Северного, Черноморского и Балтийского флотов привлекут для обеспечения топливом российской авиационной группировки, которой предстоит выполнять антитеррористические задачи в Сирии, сообщил "Интерфаксу-АВН" в четверг военный источник. "Для устойчивого обеспечения керосином российского авиационного контингента в Сирии будут привлечены, в том числе, морские танкеры Черноморского, Балтийского и Северного флотов", - сказал собеседник агентства. По его словам, БМТ "Иван Бубнов", "Сергей Осипов" и "Генрих Гасанов", а также танкер Балтфлота "Лена" будут совершать рейсы из Новороссийска в сирийский порт Латакия под конвоем боевых кораблей оперативного соединения ВМФ в Средиземном море. В состав вспомогательных сил Черноморского флота входит БМТ проекта 1599-В "Иван Бубнов" (выполняет задачи боевой службы в Средиземном море). В составе отряда судов обеспечения Северного флота - БМТ "Сергей Осипов" (обеспечивает отряд боевых кораблей в Арктике) и "Генрих Гасанов". Танкер Балтфлота проекта 577 "Лена" вернулся 8 сентября в Балтийск после выполнения задач в Средиземном море. БМТ проекта 1599-В способны перевозить 1000 тонн авиатоплива, а также 2050 тонн дизельного топлива, 8250 тонн мазута, до 220 тонн сухих грузов и продовольствия.


    Source: http://militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=390970

    Ill just "translate" the point:

    Big replenishment tankers of Project 1599-B and Project 577 Lena (i thought this class has been retired) shall start supporting Russian airwing in Syria by delivering fuel. You have tanker names in text so if anyone cares to track them or see how they look.




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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:44 am

    sepheronx wrote:
    Militarov wrote:"Militants Release Poster Offer 2 Million For Capturing A Russian Soldier":



    Source: https://twitter.com/Terror_Monitor/status/649784093157167104

    Well, they got a lot of work to do in order to get their personnel in the Russian/SAA controlled airport.

    I see many imbeciles losing their head while trying to capture Russians now.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:48 am

    Militarov wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Militarov wrote:"Militants Release Poster Offer 2 Million For Capturing A Russian Soldier":



    Source: https://twitter.com/Terror_Monitor/status/649784093157167104

    Well, they got a lot of work to do in order to get their personnel in the Russian/SAA controlled airport.

    I see many imbeciles losing their head while trying to capture Russians now.

    Would be interesting if they try an operation to attack the airbase. They would more than likely get demolished as Russian marines are there and I have a feeling SAA has more elite guys probably there as well.

    I would be interested in Iran ever decides to assist Russia in the bombings by providing some of their Su-22's (if they have not given all of them to Syria) and MiG's. Both could use the same airfield.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:01 am

    sepheronx wrote:

    I would be interested in Iran ever decides to assist Russia in the bombings by providing some of their Su-22's (if they have not given all of them to Syria) and MiG's.  Both could use the same airfield.

    Well if Iran decides to join Air strikes i expect them to use their Su24s and F5s as it seems they are in best condition. When its about Su22s some reports said they were to refubrish 12 during 2015. and at least 20 more till 2020, i think they had 35 in total pre Syria gifts.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #2

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:04 am

    That is decent numbers. Su-22's of course were pretty decent strike planes even for todays standards, especially upgraded. They could hand over all of them to Syria and use Su-24's and F-5's as you have said it. Maybe seek to upgrade them as well to newer standard of equipment.

    But I do hope that Iran does. If not, then I imagine they will act as the ground troops with Assad while Russia is pure airforce assistance.

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