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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  Vann7 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:30 pm

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:Russian Navy chases off Turkish vessel impeding drill platform transit in Black Sea

    well.. some contradictory information about the incident. .it seems..
    according to Tass it never happened.

    http://tass.ru/en/world/843875


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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  Militarov on Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:06 pm



    Mi-8AMTSh in Syria, somewhere over Homs.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:36 pm


    Moscow Sets 3 Conditions for Improving Ties With Turkey After Su-24 Downing

    http://sputniknews.com/russia/20151214/1031740170/moscow-sets-three-conditions-turkey.html

    ...................According to the diplomat, Turkey should apologize for the attack on the Russian Su-24 aircraft, which resulted in the death of two Russian servicemen. The Turkish authorities are also expected to find and punish those responsible for the incident as well as pay damage compensation to the Russian side..........


    FU Turks!!! Razz

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:37 pm


    All aboard the bandwagon!!!  Cool

    Free Syrian Army Ready to Provide Russia with Data on Terrorist Targets

    According to one of the Free Syrian Army leaders, FSA is willing to share "precise intelligence" with Moscow to help coordinate airstrikes against Daesh (the Islamic State) militants.

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20151214/1031736166/free-syrian-army-russia-intelligence-data-airstrikes-daesh.html

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — The Free Syrian Army is ready to provide Russia with data indicating positions of Daesh terrorists in Syria, head of FSA intelligence, Gen. Hossam Awak, told Sputnik on Monday.

    "We have precise intelligence, documents, maps, and we can share them with the Russians so that their strikes on Daesh are more effective," Awak said.

    Russian Warplanes Launch 30-40 Airstrikes Daily to Support Free Syrian Army
    He believes that the information provided by Damascus is not accurate enough, which makes Russia's airstikes not as efficient as they could be.

    "We really want to cooperate with the Russians in fight against Daesh on condition that their airstrikes hit solely Daesh targets," the general stressed.

    Russia's Defense Ministry has repeatedly assured that all airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria are carried out after thorough data checks and with high precision.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  ult on Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:17 pm

    Su-34 and Il-76 in Iran.



    http://www.criticalthreats.org/russia/kagan-donovan-bucala-russo-iranian-coalition-in-syria-deepening-december-14-2015

    The Russo-Iranian Military Coalition in Syria may be Deepening
    By Frederick W. Kagan, Marie Donovan, Paul Bucala
    December 14, 2015

    The Russo-Iranian military coalition in Syria may be deeper than many have believed. The Iranian armed forces appear to be allowing Russian aircraft to use their military airfields in support of combat operations over Syria. This development is remarkable: Iran is one of the most virulently anti-colonial regimes in the world, and yet it is allowing a former colonial power that had partitioned Persia with Great Britain to place military forces on its territory. But Russia likely requires access to an airfield in Iran to support its military operations in the region, and Tehran seems willing to permit it. Contrary to Western analysts’ arguments that Russia is marginalizing Iran in Syria or even driving it out, Russia appears to be more dependent militarily on maintaining a strong relationship with Tehran than has been previously thought.

    Iranian fighters have been escorting Russian bombers as they transit Iranian airspace for some time, as can be seen in a video filmed and released by the Russian air force (reported by The Aviationist). Military aviation specialist Babak Taghvaei reports (as cited by The Aviationist) that Russian Tu-95MS Bear, Tu-160 Blackjack, and Tu-22M Backfire bombers have flown a southwesterly path through Iranian airspace since late November on their way to missions against rebel and Islamic state forces in Syria, flying southwest of Tehran, passing Esfahan and Ahvaz, and crossing over the Iraqi border north of Basra. Satellite imagery recently obtained and analyzed by AllSource Analysis now shows that advanced Russian combat aircraft have used Iranian Air Force bases to stage on the way to or from bombing runs in Syria at least once.

    One such combat aircraft, a Russian Su-34 “Fullback” strike fighter, was seen on the main parking apron of Shahid Nojeh Air Base in the northwestern province of Hamedan, Iran on November 23, 2015 and remained there for at least two days. An Il-76 “Candid” transport aircraft arrived likely in the afternoon or evening of November 24. Both had departed by December 5, according to AllSource analysts.

    The Su-34 is an advanced fighter-bomber with a range of 2,500 miles (with a full weapons load) that is capable of aerial refueling. It is reportedly capable of attacking four targets simultaneously and can fire air-to-air missiles as well as air-to-ground ordnance. Its cockpit is armored to allow it to engage in close air support operations like the U.S. A-10. It supposedly has a greatly reduced radar cross-section, making it harder to detect and track, and advanced radar and avionics.

    The timing of the aircraft sightings suggest that the Su-34 may have developed mechanical trouble, landed at Shahid Nojeh Air Base, waited for the Il-76 to arrive with maintenance equipment and/or personnel, and promptly left. AllSource analysts have not seen indications that Russian aircraft have used this air base at other times, although Taghvaee’s graphic shows two Russian Il-78 tanker aircraft on stand-by based out of Hamedan (without offering any evidence for that claim, however).

    Shahid Nojeh Air Base, however, offers certain advantages if Tehran’s aim is to conceal the active support it is giving to Russian military operations from its own territory. Although Iran has many airfields on the flight-path of Russian planes flying to and from Syria, Shahid Nojeh is a purely military airfield with no civilian element, and it is located well away (about 50 km) from the nearest significant population center, Hamedan Province’s capital, Hamedan City. It is ideal for providing covert ground support to Russian combat missions.

    The base itself is otherwise relatively unremarkable and strategically unimportant. English- and Farsi-language bloggers have noted that it has housed the 31st TRS (Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron) and the 31st TFS (Tactical Fighter Squadron) with RF-4 and F-4 D/E Phantom fighter-bombers. Iranian news footage indicates that the F-4s flew out of the base as of mid-2014. The base does not appear to have an organic complement of F-14s, for example, or of any of the Soviet-made aircraft that make up the relatively more advanced elements of Iran’s air force arsenal. The base is nevertheless quite large with a 15,000-foot runway, extensive taxiways, and multiple hangars and bunkers—all seemingly in good repair. It is an ideal facility for Russian aircraft to stage from.

    In addition to highlighting the irony of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a fiercely anti-colonial state, in allowing a former imperial power to re-establish bases on its terrain, this incident also shows the degree to which Russia needs a strong relationship with Iran to continue significant military operations in Syria without dramatically expanding its footprint there. Vladimir Putin has been using aircraft and naval vessels from Russia and the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas to attack targets in Syria in order to demonstrate his ability to project force over long distances. He could not sustain the intensity of the air campaign he is now waging in Syria without assets such as the long-range bombers and fighter-bombers that remain based in Russia, however. Shifting those bombers—like the intercontinental-ranged and nuclear-weapons-capable Blackjack—to Syria would be extremely provocative. It would also expose those airframes to attack by rebels who are often able to come within rocket and artillery range of the Latakia airfield at which they would be based.

    Putin therefore requires a clear and reliable air corridor from Russia to Syria. That corridor must transit Iranian airspace, given the rising tensions between Russia and Turkey. But the flights are long, and prudence requires the ability to set aircraft down on the way to or from their runs into what is, after all, a dangerous combat zone. Some sort of agreement for at least in extremis landing and maintenance operations in Iran is therefore necessary. This fact increases Russia’s dependence on Iran and suggests that there will be limits to the degree to which Putin can afford to antagonize Iran’s leaders in pursuit of his own policies and interests in Syria.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  ult on Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:18 pm


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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:25 pm

    Logical...

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:25 pm

    ult wrote:
    There will be volunteers and units fighting round the block for postings there, especially at this time of year.

    Assume the armchairs/TV/surround sound area is for officers! My father was in the RAF and when we were in Singapore the armchairs in the Officers Mess moved outside on the balcony and downstairs for the open air cinema. That was the life!

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:01 am

    JohninMK wrote:.............
    There will be volunteers and units fighting round the block for postings there, especially at this time of year.

    Assume the armchairs/TV/surround sound area is for officers! My father was in the RAF and when we were in Singapore the armchairs in the Officers Mess moved outside on the balcony and downstairs for the open air cinema. That was the life!

    More likely it is for pilots on standby although pilots are officers also...

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    Post  flamming_python on Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:29 am

    JohninMK wrote:
    ult wrote:
    There will be volunteers and units fighting round the block for postings there, especially at this time of year.

    Haha, yeah it looks pretty modern, but a lot of units are like that now - with the new canteens/civilian workers, those mobile truck-based gyms that fold out, etc...
    Bah. Back in my day..

    Assume the armchairs/TV/surround sound area is for officers! My father was in the RAF and when we were in Singapore the armchairs in the Officers Mess moved outside on the balcony and downstairs for the open air cinema. That was the life!

    Na, it's the Psychological unwinding room (that's its literal translation from Russian).
    Our base had one of those; looked very much like that one in the vid except without the TV (I think there was one actually but not a wall-mounted flat-screen one). But the paintings were there, the armchairs, the bookshelf too, a stereo/sound system with some music available. Also a table large enough to seat a squad if everyone bunched up a little; which we always used to eat some treats that we got sent from home and whatever canned goods we managed to swipe from the food storage warehouse.

    It's for everyone's use - more the conscripts in fact as the officers and regulars had plenty of other places outside the base to go too; whereas we didn't.
    Mind you, you could only go in with the permission of the duty officer; but typically you won't get refused. Like I said, we used it for squad gatherings for some tea and crumpets, and also people sometimes used to meet their families family/relatives in private if they paid them a visit at the base.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  Militarov on Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:31 am





    How our beloved Buratinos get supplied.

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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:41 am

    Holy sheet, that's a non smoking sail.
    Damn those 30kg crates full of ammo stacked like they were gotten out of the deepest dump in Biroboidjan, make me chuckle.

    Also 15th december 2015, only 15 ATGM's used so far...from about 150 in October, 85 in November, we might see 40 in December. Maybe the best sign that tactics are changing and the Russians doing their thang.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:29 am

    "We really want to cooperate with the Russians in fight against Daesh on condition that their airstrikes hit solely Daesh targets," the general stressed.


    Hehehe... translation... you are hurting us so bad we will do anything to make it stop including pass target and intel information to our enemies that are supporting Assad...

    Of course at the end of the day ideally Russia needs to get the anti assad and pro assad forces to fight against ISIS and then when that is done to talk together and sort out Syrias future using the ballot box rather than the muzzle of a rifle.


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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  Cyrus the great on Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:36 am

    I just have to laugh at the incredibly illogical assertions, proposals and demands by the Anglo-American establishment. They actually think that Russia should abandon a historical ally as though this was somehow logical, and that Russia should avoid hitting Islamists terrorists that they armed and unleashed with the objective of removing Assad. If Russia acquiesced, it would undoubtedly lose its only naval base in the Mediterranean. I just don't get it.


    We're constantly told [that other than ISIL], the other terrorist groups are 'moderate', without so much as an explanation as to how this assessment was arrived at and why this term is appropriate for groups that advocate for Sharia. If some God-awful armed groups in the 'western' world advocated for religious law, they wouldn't be called 'moderates' - they would quite rightly be regarded as dangerous radicals.

    It's nice to see that American officials are now admitting that Russia's intervention is having an effect on the ground. It will take time, but thanks to the Russians, the Syrians will get their country back.

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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:10 pm

    Cyrus the great wrote:

    It's nice to see that American officials are now admitting that Russia's intervention is having an effect on the ground. It will take time, but thanks to the Russians, the Syrians will get their country back.
    Not sure about that. In Obama's speech yesterday he made no, repeat no, mention of Russia being in Syria at all.

    By clear intent leaving the impression to those not properly informed, that is most of his audience, that all the fighting with ISIS being done by the US coalition.

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    Post  Cyrus the great on Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:57 pm


    JohninMK wrote:Not sure about that. In Obama's speech yesterday he made no, repeat no, mention of Russia being in Syria at all.

    By clear intent leaving the impression to those not properly informed, that is most of his audience, that all the fighting with ISIS being done by the US coalition.

    I'm convinced that the American public actually enjoys being lied to and thoroughly enjoy their egos being stroked. To even suggest that another country [not subservient to the US] was doing anything right would automatically be misconstrued as anti-Americanism by their retarded media -> Fox news. Every American President and official nauseatingly espouses the merits of American exceptionalism.

    The Source below cites the Pentagon press secretary complaining about the fact that Syria has benefited from Russia's intervention:


    Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/12/14/russian-airstrikes-bolstering-syrian-dictators-grip-power/77158732/

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:06 pm

    Cyrus the great wrote:I just have to laugh at the incredibly illogical assertions, proposals and demands by the Anglo-American establishment. They actually think that Russia should abandon a historical ally as though this was somehow logical, and that Russia should avoid hitting Islamists terrorists that they armed and unleashed with the objective of removing Assad. If Russia acquiesced, it would undoubtedly lose its only naval base in the Mediterranean. I just don't get it.


    We're constantly told [that other than ISIL], the other terrorist groups are 'moderate', without so much as an explanation as to how this assessment was arrived at and why this term is appropriate for groups that advocate for Sharia. If some God-awful armed groups in the 'western' world advocated for religious law, they wouldn't be called 'moderates' - they would quite rightly be regarded as dangerous radicals.

    It's nice to see that American officials are now admitting that Russia's intervention is having an effect on the ground. It will take time, but thanks to the Russians, the Syrians will get their country back.

    Imperial (hubris) mentality at its finest...

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    Post  ult on Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:52 pm

    Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Sergei Rudskoy summed up the results of activities of the Russian air group in Syria since September 30

    Since September 30, the Russian air group has performed 4201 combat sorties, among them –145 ones have been carried out by the strategic missile-carrying and long-range bomber aviation. Bomb strikes are made on main infrastructural objects, concentrations of military hardware and manpower of militants.

    In the course of the last several weeks, the intensiveness of strikes on the positions of the ISIS and other terrorist groupings has been increased.

    The Russian aviation continues undermining terrorists’ sources of income in Syria – that is one of the priorities.

    For this purpose, just in the last three days, 6 objects of militants’ illegal oil production as well as 7 automobile columns with crude oil and oil products have been destroyed.

    Since the beginning of the operation, the Russian aviation has eliminated over 1200 such tanker trucks.

    The Syrian Armed Forces supported by the Russian aviation continue offensive operation along all the frontline, the most severe combat actions were in the Latakia, Aleppo, Hama, and Homs provinces as well as in the suburbs of Damascus.

    Terrorists’ formations are suffering heavy losses.

    In the Aleppo province, governmental forces continue expanding the security zone around the Kwaires airfield developing offensive in the south-west direction to Idlib.

    During the last week, despite the tough resistance of illegal armed groups, they have liberated 9 inhabited areas.

    In the Latakia province, assault groups of the Syrian Army conducted offensive actions in the northern and western directions.

    In the Northern Latakia, governmental forces extended under-control territories of Syrian-Turkish borderline.

    Near Sirmaniyah and Salma, militants have retreated from important tactical heights and inhabited areas.

    In Central Syria, governmental forces and militia captured a number of important heights and points near Mahin.

    In suburbs of Damascus, governmental forces continue making incursions in order to narrow the entrapment area for illegal armed groups in directions to Marj al-Sultan, an-Nula, Duma, and Zibdin

    Activities performed by so-called moderate opposition units against the ISIS contribute to successful ground operation of the Syrian Armed Forces.

    Now, there are more than 150 such formations active on the Syrian territory. Most patriotically-minded are fighting against terrorists in cooperation with the Syrian governmental forces. These are 5,000 men in total in the formations.

    The Russian Defence Ministry established and keeps constant contact with them. The opposition formations are providing the Russian aviation group leadership with coordinates of terrorists’ objects for their elimination.

    For instance, in order to support the offensive carried out by Ganim detachment, which forms part of the Free Syrian Army and Syrian Democratic Forces, the Russian aviation performed 17 strikes on ISIS positions to the north from Raqqah last day.

    According to the objective monitoring data, the Russian aircraft eliminated more than 150 militants and 11 items of hardware.

    Moreover, the aircraft performed 18 strikes on terrorists in the interests of “Desert Lions” and “Kalamun” formations near Palmyra and El-Karatien.

    It is to be stressed that the Russian Defence Ministry is to continue the work aimed to joining efforts of governmental forces and other armed formations, which are interested in liberating Syria from international terrorists.

    http://eng.syria.mil.ru/en/index/syria/news/more.htm?id=12071868@egNews


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    Post  Vann7 on Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:17 pm

    Mmmm..  What is Kerry and Nuland with the US ambasaddor doing in moscow..?




    It looks like a real big changer meeting..  and the topic at discussion
    is not suprising Syria and Ukraine..

    possibly the reasons my bet is Syria is the most important issue for Americans..
    Ukraine already have a minsk-2 that even if not implemented it set the guidelines
    of the way out of the conflict.. However in Syria there is no negotiation or guidelines yet.
    So possibly the negotiations is mostly about SYria ,because US controls kiev and while in Syria
    you have many factions there with different goals ,like Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Israel ,and the  interest of the EU too that is really fed up with the refugees. so in Syria conflict is way
    way more  difficult to get consensus there.

    1)To blackmail Russia to backdown in Syria and demand Assad to leave .
    threatening with an increase of hostilities against Russia using Turkey.

    2) To negotiate an agreement in Syria that is acceptable for Americans and
    that Syria lose territory (kurdistan or sunistan) but in change the terrorist no longer supported
    ,and US will end its proxy war against Syria and allowed to continue .

    3) that they are losing control of the factions in Syria , ie. Turkey ,Israel and Saudi Arabia
    and really under pressure of the European Union to end the Syrian conflict and seeking to create a minsk-2 like agreement for Syria and be seen no longer as part of the problem.

    4)End the cold war with Russia and sanctions if they accept an offer to Russia that will allow USA to continue as the world financial power and dollar hegemony  and they will end the war
    in Syria and Ukraine.

    if i were to guess #2 option is the most likely one..  and #4 is the wishful thinking one..but
    definitively a shared world between US ,EU and Russia is better than what we have now.

    a side note..
    I really don't understand ,how western elite think.. is like absolute ignorance and blindness . with all the influence Americans have in the world with its culture ,technology ,entertainment, movies and music and space program and business and computers.. they don't need to control the planet by force and violence or even less making alliances with Alqaeda or ISIS to destroy nations. Because if anyone look carefully what americans are trying to do.. is nothing more than to block Russia from its development in the world.. as if Russia could pose a major challenge to their business. other than military and space ,i dont see that happening. in fact Russia complement US and helps their own development in space.

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:55 pm


    Moscow, Washington Agree on Syria Peace Talks in New York on Friday

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed that Syria talks will resume in New York City on Friday, adding that he and US Secretary of State John Kerry are finding common ground.


    http://sputniknews.com/politics/20151215/1031797707/larov-kerry-syria-talks.html

    The New York talks had previously been up in the air, as it was unclear if Washington would meet Moscow's preconditions over the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the list of participating opposition groups.

    During talks in Moscow between Lavrov, Kerry, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry said that the two nations could work together effectively on combating terrorism in Syria. The meeting was scheduled to last only one hour, but lasted for more than three.

    ​Kerry also announced that Russia and the US had discussed exchanging data on the locations of anti-terrorist operations, and that Washington is not pursuing a policy of isolating Russia.

    "Today we focused not on our differences, and not on what can be done immediately in terms of Assad, but we focused on the political process, in the frame of which Syrians themselves can decide the future of their country," Kerry said, according to RIA Novosti.

    After talks with Putin and Lavrov, Kerry also agreed that neither al-Nusra Front nor Daesh, also known as ISIL/the Islamic State, will be part of the Syrian opposition talks.

    "Islamic State, Nusra Front and other terrorist groups pose common threat to us, and we reaffirmed today our mutual determination to root out this evil," Lavrov said.

    Lavrov also said that both parties agreed that the Vienna Accords on Syria must be backed a United Nations Security Council resolution, adding that Washington and Moscow have agreed on the next steps for effectively coordinating anti-terror efforts.

    "We met today not as Russia and the US alone, behind the backs of the other participants in the support group for Syria," Lavrov said according to RIA Novosti. "We met as co-chairs of the group, which do not do anything in secret and do not keep anything from the other members of that group, which was created as a result of the Vienna process."

    "We approved agreements that have been reached between the militaries of the Russian Federation and the United States, and agreements that apply to the US-led coalition, which works against ISIL," Lavrov added. "And in practical terms we agreed on some further steps that will help make our parallel work more coordinated and more effective."

    The meeting between Syria's opposition groups in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia seeks to establish a agreement by which the opposition can enter negotiations with the Syrian government.

    "It does not represent all opposition groups, but this, again, was one step in the process, which is coordinated by the United Nations," Lavrov said.

    Lavrov also pointed out that the UN Secretariat was unable to provide Russia with any proof that its Syrian operations have had a negative impact on the humanitarian situation.


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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:57 pm


    Russian Warplanes Conduct Over 4,200 Sorties in Syria Starting September 30

    Russian combat aircraft have carried out more than 4,200 missions against terrorist targets since the start of the air operation in Syria on September 30, the Russian General Staff said Tuesday.


    http://sputniknews.com/military/20151215/1031790986/russia-syria-sorties.html

    "Since September 30, the Russian air group has carried out a total of 4,201 combat missions, including 145 sorties by strategic and long-range bombers," Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said in a statement.

    According to him, the Russian Air Force is conducting airstrikes on the main Daesh facilities.

    Russia's jets conducted 18 airstrikes on terrorist units to aid the "Lions of the Desert" and "Kalamun" troops belonging to the Free Syrian Army.

    Syria's opposition is also assisting Russian forces by providing coordinates of Daesh objects, Rudskoy noted.

    "Constant contact is maintained with them [opposition fighters]. The opposition is providing Russia's aviation group command with coordinates of terrorist targets," Lt. Gen. said.

    Some 5,000 opposition militants are fighting Daesh alongside the Syrian Army, according to the Russian General Staff.

    "The so-called Syrian opposition aids the success of the Syrian Armed Forces' ground operation. Currently there are over 150 such [joint] units in Syria," Rudskoy said.

    Russian Armed Forces will work on uniting Syria's government forces and numerous fighting units all of which are battling Daesh terrorists, according to Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy.

    "I want to emphasize that we intend to continue to work towards uniting the efforts of government troops and other groups interested in liberating Syria from international terrorists," he said.


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    Post  Militarov on Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:44 am

    "Syrian rebels from Free Syrian Army shot down russian Orlan-10 drone in Sheikh Miskin Of Daraa. The Orlan-10 is an unmanned aerial vehicle reported to have been produced for the Russian government at the Special Technological Centre of Saint Petersburg.



    The system can observe above –ground environment, it is used for country borders protection and other territory observations. Coasts, railways, highways can also be observed by the system and rescue operations team may use the system effectively."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/syrian-rebels-shot-down-russian-drone-in-sheikh-miskin-of-daraa.html

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    Re: Russian Military involvement and aid to Syria #7

    Post  Project Canada on Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:14 am

    Militarov wrote:"Syrian rebels from Free Syrian Army shot down russian Orlan-10 drone in Sheikh Miskin Of Daraa. The Orlan-10 is an unmanned aerial vehicle reported to have been produced for the Russian government at the Special Technological Centre of Saint Petersburg.



    The system can observe above –ground environment, it is used for country borders protection and other territory observations. Coasts, railways, highways can also be observed by the system and rescue operations team may use the system effectively."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/syrian-rebels-shot-down-russian-drone-in-sheikh-miskin-of-daraa.html

    thats too bad, I hope they come up with an Orlan-10M with self destruction capability that has a special trigger that goes off when people pose for a picture with its debris Laughing

    Edit: any chance that there are sensitive technologies in the downed Orlan that western military could unlock and use against russian UAVs in future incidents?

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