eehnie wrote:miketheterrible wrote:Or anyone with experience with reading Peskov it is: "I don't know". Once again, he is known for this. Not like it matters anyway. Rumor has it that it was requested by Russia for Syria to move their more advanced planes to the Russian AB.
It is obvious that the most advanced aircrafts with Syrian marks are between the most pursued targets by the US and Israel. It would be a logical movement.
This is in part why I do not see Russia sending MiG-31 or other advanced aircrafts to Syria. But the less advanced, like the L-39, and more taking into account that have a lavel of training aircrafts and not combat aircrafts, can go to Syria easier and with very lower cost.
Russia atm doesnt have enough L-39s for their own needs, let alone to waste them on Syria. Atm about 160 are fit for service. Majority of rest are graveyard material.