franco wrote:The Syrian Arab Republic has received from Russia the latest upgraded Sukhoi Su-24M2.
Upgraded front bombers Su-24M2 were transferred under the provision of military-technical assistance to the Syrian Army in the fight against the "Islamic State" terrorist organizations. *
Bombers were a part of the Syrian Armed Forces of the presence of air and space forces of the Russian Federation
According to some reports, the Syrian side has already received two Sukhoi Su-24M2. There are plans to transfer eight military vehicles from the Russian VKS.
Upgraded bomber Su-24M2 has at its disposal the latest avionics (avionics), and an expanded list of weapons used. The set allows you to extend the range of avionics used precision-guided weapons, which is composed of such missiles as the Kh-31P and Kh-59M. Bomber can also be used svobodnopadayuschie bomb with a complex flight path. Sukhoi Su-24M2 was first shown to the public at the exhibition MAKS-2001.
Earlier, the Syrian Air Force were frontline bombers Su-24 first generation.
excellent news, but i also think Syria could do with some Mig-29SMT as well. Russia could even supply Some Su-25 which would be ideal for the type of conflict in Syria. Russia also has loads of Mi-24 nearing the end of their service life which would also be ideal. Its a real shame India (via Russia) doesn't donate its Mig-21 and Mig-27 which it is slowly taking out of service to Syria which would also be ideal Syrian pilots could just jump straight into these (Mig-27 will fly just like the Syrian Mig-23) and China could donate its Nanchang Q-5 which is also being phased out. Syria doesnt really need hi tech aircraft right now ground attack aircraft which is reliable, easy to service and maintain. Even getting hold of some secondhand armed L-39 is still good enough for the job, cheap, reliable, easy to fly, only real draw back is its slower speed compared to Su-24, Mig-21, Mig-23 etc. but being small and agile should help, but still an aircraft travelling at 300-400 mph is still a pretty hard target to hit with machine guns and AA guns, but then if more quicker aircraft took the AA guns out first leaving the rest for the L-39. Of course Yak-130 would also be suitable. I doubt Syria is still training new pilot recruits considering all money is being used for ammo, fuel etc, but if they did the L-39 would also be useful as there would be less training needed for the L-39 compared to Mig-29, Su-24 etc.