d_taddei2 wrote:with all this equipment Russia is bringing to the Syrian battlefield its obvious that this is a show strength and the capability of its systems in the hope to attract sales as well to battle test its newer equipment, what i am hoping to see next is Ka-52, Mi-28, Mig-29M2, Iskander, BMP-3, Tornado systems, and it would be nice to see the Yak-130 armed carrying out some missions it would be a good demo of what it can do.
I don't think this is Russia trying to show off its new equipment for sales purposes or any other.
They are doing what they have to.
Before the Su-24 was shot down and its pilot murdered and one of those rescuing the other crewman was murdered they clearly did not want to rock the boat by upsetting the Turkish with air to air armed aircraft flying all over the place.
Of course after the Turkish shot down one of their aircraft then they immediately introduced systems to protect their assets in the region.
An S-400 means they don't need to enter turkish air space to take out an aggressive turkish pilot shooting at Russian or Syrian aircraft... and I suspect there would not be much the Turkish could do about an incoming S-400 once it is launched... except perhaps eject.
Having Su-35s is as clear a message as operating Su-24s without escort and without self defence systems.
The first message was we don't want to step on your toes... we are no threat to Turkey.
Clearly Erdogan thinks parts of northern Syria are now turkish so he had a Russian aircraft shot down.
Clearly the response by Russia is to introduce S-400 on land... likely Rif-M at sea, and Su-35 in the air to make that an undesirable option for the future...
A lot of systems the Russians could send would not be much value for Syria...
Other systems that would be nice to see would be
Kamaz Typhoon family including the Ural Typhoon.
and just for some show of destructive power deploy the 2S4 Tyulpan and 2S7 Pion
I would agree with BMPT, if only to test the effectiveness of various armament combinations.
I would not bother with Kornet and Krisantema... most of the enemy targets are positions rather than armoured vehicles. Their most common target would be a toyota ute, for which konkurs and metis with HEFrag warheads are perfectly adequate.
regarding artillery Nona would be useful, but I am sure they would have plenty of reserve towed and self propelled guns they could pass on to Syria. Modern smart phones would be good enough to make the aiming calculations... together with google maps...
I would think the conflict in Syria would be a good opportunity to test some UAVs and UCAVs in real combat situations... and in that case Kornet and Krisantema would be ideal as they don't drag wires...[/quote]