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    Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #14

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:28 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:The convoy of Ropucha-class landing ships and their escort passed into the Med yesterday. So for a short while there is a bigger than normal Russian fleet in the Med.


    Also SAA not only getting old Russian hand me downs

    https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1375338294465155073/YIf9SKgW?format=jpg&name=small

    Actually that's Vystrel armoured transport and it is old Russian hand me down

    Russian Army has been trying to offload them in favor of something better (like Typhoons) for a while because they didn't really pass the mustard

    But it's still pretty damn good all things considered, SAA should find them very useful

    A lot of them already ended up in Donbass with NAF



    If they didn't pass the mustard then they wouldn't of been in the Strategic Forces. Reality is that it's capable for being cheap, that's why they used them to protect Topol-M's, they bought a cheap and capable carrier so they can base a very capable (and expensive) anti-IED/Mine complex on top of it. The vystrel is cheap, but they wanted something more capable and a little more expensive (Typhoons) so they're placing them with that.
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:57 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Actually that's Vystrel armoured transport and it is old Russian hand me down

    Russian Army has been trying to offload them in favor of something better (like Typhoons) for a while because they didn't really pass the mustard

    But it's still pretty damn good all things considered, SAA should find them very useful

    A lot of them already ended up in Donbass with NAF

    If they didn't pass the mustard then they wouldn't of been in the Strategic Forces. Reality is that it's capable for being cheap, that's why they used them to protect Topol-M's, they bought a cheap and capable carrier so they can base a very capable (and expensive) anti-IED/Mine complex on top of it. The vystrel is cheap, but they wanted something more capable and a little more expensive (Typhoons) so they're placing them with that.

    Thanks for the correction guys. Is it the part Italian one?
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    Post  franco Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:16 pm

    JohninMK wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    Actually that's Vystrel armoured transport and it is old Russian hand me down

    Russian Army has been trying to offload them in favor of something better (like Typhoons) for a while because they didn't really pass the mustard

    But it's still pretty damn good all things considered, SAA should find them very useful

    A lot of them already ended up in Donbass with NAF

    If they didn't pass the mustard then they wouldn't of been in the Strategic Forces. Reality is that it's capable for being cheap, that's why they used them to protect Topol-M's, they bought a cheap and capable carrier so they can base a very capable (and expensive) anti-IED/Mine complex on top of it. The vystrel is cheap, but they wanted something more capable and a little more expensive (Typhoons) so they're placing them with that.

    Thanks for the correction guys. Is it the part Italian one?

    No, it is a Russian model that other designs have proven to be better and more useful.

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    Post  Hole Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:03 pm

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    4 of them with 30mm guns were seen in western Russia lately, part of a convoy.
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    Some one's out snooping again on activity by Russian Forces in the coastal regions.
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    Post  JohninMK Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:29 am

    More testing?

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    Russian multipurpose helicopter Ka-226 in Syria.


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    Post  Isos Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:14 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RALee85/status/1383192402161238016

    Lancet loitoring munition being used in Syria.
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    Post  JohninMK Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:24 pm

    Here they come after their long trip, unusually not many of the crew on deck. Fresh ships for the Syrian Express perhaps?

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:34 pm

    All four of those ships are now into the Black Sea.

    Meanwhile it looks like a deal is done on the protection of the 'Iran Express' where oil and other supply ships will be protected in a convoy by Iranian Navy ships all the was up the Red Sea to the Suez Canal and then when they reach the Med by the Russian Navy. By implication this has already happened with the tankers that arrived last week.

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    An operations room (Russian, Iranian, Syrian) aimed at securing a safe and stable flow of oil supplies, wheat and some other materials to Syrian supplies on the Mediterranean.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:11 pm

    KamAZ-43269 Vystrel-M
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    Post  JohninMK Wed May 19, 2021 12:09 am

    Could be her first Syrian Express trip. She is certainly running lower in the water than any others I can remember. No doubt a big load onboard.

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    Post  nero Mon May 24, 2021 8:34 pm

    Seems that the runway expansion in Khmeimim is completed:

    Two Tu-22M's spotted above Khmeimim AB.

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    Very strange to see these deployed. It is likely that we will see escalation in the next few weeks.

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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Mon May 24, 2021 8:54 pm

    Almost the whole Mediterranean, Libya and much more is within reach. Only MIG-31BM are missing as accompanying protection.

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    Post  GarryB Tue May 25, 2021 10:59 am

    Operating them locally means they can carry external bombs in much greater numbers than previously carried so they can either hit targets harder or hit more targets per flight.

    It should also mean they will be able to carry heavier individual weapons too perhaps.
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    Post  JohninMK Tue May 25, 2021 6:35 pm

    That's a detachment of three. Coverage all the way to Gibraltar, one of NATOs worst dreams, vulnerability on their southern flank. This will drive up their costs as they try to respond to it. Next come the Tu-142M to really pile on the pressure.

    Today's Russia is not responding to threats like the old Russia.

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    Tu-22M3 has a hi-hi-hi combat radius of 4,000 km with a payload of three Kh-22M/AS-4 missiles.
    Here is what that combat radius looks like from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. They would have more access to the Mediterranean and Africa.


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    Post  PapaDragon Tue May 25, 2021 11:27 pm


    Tu-22Ms at Khmeimim

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    Post  Hole Wed May 26, 2021 12:56 pm

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    Kh-22 made the trip, too. Very Happy

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    Post  JohninMK Sun May 30, 2021 10:47 pm

    The RuAF seems to make regular visits to these graduation ceremonies. A real 'gatecrasher'.

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    The jihadists in the seizures were killed after being observed for days by Russian drones at a training camp in Idlib, near Turkey, the NATO mercenaries had been receiving training for months.

    The aerial shots show the before and after of what was the "graduation ceremony" for the bearded, head cutter terrorists, courtesy of Russian aviation


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    Post  JohninMK Sun May 30, 2021 11:07 pm

    A short deployment it seems. A pity, they could have welcomed HMS QE2 and her flotilla Smile Maybe the Tu-142M are the next deployment.

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    on May 28, 2021, after completing all the assigned tasks, the trinity of Tu-22M3 bombers, led by the Il-62 86572 aircraft-leader, left the Khmeimim airbase and arrived in Russia

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    Post  PapaDragon Sun May 30, 2021 11:24 pm

    JohninMK wrote:The RuAF seems to make regular visits to these graduation ceremonies. A real 'gatecrasher'.

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    The jihadists in the seizures were killed after being observed for days by Russian drones at a training camp in Idlib, near Turkey, the NATO mercenaries had been receiving training for months.

    The aerial shots show the before and after of what was the "graduation ceremony" for the bearded, head cutter terrorists, courtesy of Russian aviation
    ....

    As a teacher I can tell you that graduation ceremonies are pain in the ass

    VKS did a solid here thumbsup

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    Post  slasher Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:46 pm

    Thanks to Russian help, Syria is growing in strength and confidence. People are more and more openly enjoying their liberties as seen in last Christmas celebrations, the successful conduct of their presidential elections and large concert events. This is a REAL freedom concert!

    https://twitter.com/KevorkAlmassian/status/1400520403181789189

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    It seems that entire Syria is in Latakia tonight

    This guy posts a lot of what's really going on in Syria that will NEVER see the light of day on mainstream media.


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    Heli hangars in Hmeimim

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    Post  par far Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:17 pm

    RIP to Russian Service men.

    Russia needs to start ponding these assholes, Russia cannot trust the Turks and their proxies.






    https://southfront.org/landmine-blast-killed-russian-service-member-injured-others-in-northeastern-syria-video/






    It was very sad to see the video.
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:37 pm

    Put all this here as it might be related. The Royal Navy could be in for 'Crimea+' movements.

    Carrier group now operating in eastern Med

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    RFA Victoria (one of the supply vessels of the UK Carrier Strike Group around HMS Queen Elizabeth) has arrived in the port of Limassol, Cyprus. The aircraft carrier has been reported to operate to the South of the island. #CSG21


    The Tu-22M are back, with a few friends  Laughing

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    A joint exercise of the Russian Navy and the Russian Aerospace Forces is taking place in the Mediterranean

    During the joint exercise of the forces of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea and the aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which has been taking place since June 25 in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, a pair of MiG-31K aircraft and an Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft were flown from Russian airfields to the Russian Hmeimim air base in the Syrian Arab Republic.

    Currently, the crews of the MiG-31K have begun to perform tasks for the development of the airspace of the region. The latest hypersonic missiles from the Kinzhal complex can be used on these aircraft.

    Also, long-range Tu-22M3 bombers made training flights over the Mediterranean Sea. "The pilots of the aircraft received practical skills to perform tasks in new geographical areas. Tasks were performed to destroy a conditional enemy. The tasks are completed with high quality. Aviation equipment has once again confirmed its high reliability. The flight crew has gained invaluable experience, " said Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash, Commander of the long-range aviation.

    Basing of this type of aircraft at the Khmeimim airfield is carried out for the first time. This became possible as a result of the reconstruction of the second runway with a complete replacement of the coating and the installation of new lighting and radio equipment.

    During the training flights, aviation equipment and equipment will be tested in difficult climatic conditions, and aircraft crews will acquire practical skills to work out training tasks in new geographical areas.

    As part of the joint exercise, the air defense calculations of the ships of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, in turn, took part in training to repel enemy air attacks. According to the operational situation, the enemy aircraft received data on the location of the frigate at sea and headed for the target in order to carry out an air strike with guided missiles. The enemy with the specified characteristics was simulated electronically by the ship's weapons control system.

    During the training, the ship's calculations of combat information posts detected and classified the target, and the air defense calculations when the conditional aircraft approached the target range destroyed it with electronic launches of anti-aircraft missiles, thereby preventing a missile strike on the ships.

    According to the plan of the exercise, five ships of the Russian Navy (including the missile cruiser "Moscow", the frigates "Admiral Essen" and "Admiral Makarov"), as well as two submarines "Stary Oskol" and "Rostov-on-Don" together with anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142MK, Il-38, long-range bombers Tu-22M3 and MiG-31K aircraft will perform combat training tasks to ensure the security of the Khmeimim air base and the logistics point of the Russian Navy Tartus.


    https://vk.com/mil?w=wall-133441491_435151

    Note what they carry Smile

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    Lots more on this inc better photos and good videos at https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1408410485461028865

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