Russian Air Force Aviation Base in Syria
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Since September 30 Russia at the request of its ally, President Bashar al-Assad in Syria apply beginning point airstrikes on targets LIH. Russian Air Force Aviation Group, took part in military operations in Syria, located at a military airfield Hmeymim. Where are we today and go.
In accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 2Coglasheniya between Russia and Syria to place the aviation group of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic on 26 August 2015, "Aerodrome Hmeymim transferred free of charge to the Russian side", ie. E. Us. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
This is where Russian bombers heading for enemy objects LIH. Military airfield Hmeymim, Syria, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
The length of the runway strip airfield is 2797 meters and the height above sea level - 48 meters. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
The first air strikes on Syrian territory videoconferencing aircraft (military space forces) caused Russia September 30, 2015; for the first week of operation Russian aviagroup bombed objects 112 in Syria.
Military airfield Hmeymim, Syria, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
In the period from 30 September to 16 October, the Russian air group made 669 combat vyletovi destroyed 456 enemy targets. By December 25, the Russian aircraft flew 5240 sorties in the framework of the Syrian operations. Military airfield Hmeymim, Syria, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
An estimated Jane's Information Group, Russia possible costs range from 2.3 to 4 million US dollars a day. According to estimates, RBC, Russian Ministry of Defense operation costs make up 2.5 million US dollars a day. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
However, according to the American corporation IHS Inc., Russia costs of a military operation in Syria is about 10 times lower than the US spending in Afghanistan to maintain the same military contingent.
Fasten a rocket to the enemy. Military airfield Hmeymim, Syria, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
According to the Russian, strikes are applied to military installations banned "Islamic state." Of course, representatives of the EU, NATO, the US, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom say something else: the bulk of the blow inflicted on the Syrian fighters opposing the Bashar al-Assad. Anyway, Russia defends Syria in its own interests and its ally - the Syrian president. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
In November 2015 in the area of fighting aviation gruppybyla deployed air defense system. After the destruction of our aircraft by Turkey, November 24, 2015 decided to include in the air defense anti-aircraft missile system S-400, placing it near an air base Hmeymim. It is designed to destroy all the modern and advanced air and space attack. E., Will ensure the safety of its aircraft. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
Our aviation group is here aircraft fighters (Su-30cm), tactical bombers (Su-24M and Su-34) and ground attack aircraft (Su-25SM). The Group has in its composition and transport helicopters and helicopter gunships. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
In the new year, from 1 to 11 January 2016 was carried out 311 flight with defeat 1097 enemy targets. This is all the official data, of course. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
Where is the airport? At 25 kilometers to the south of the main port city of Syria on the Mediterranean Latakia. Until 1991, the base was located in Latakia Mediterranean squadron of the Soviet Navy. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
Soon in Syria will be another Russian base - on Shayrat airport 35 kilometers south-east of Homs. This would bring the number of combat aircraft to one hundred. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
(Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):
Our aviation group at a military airfield Hmeymim in Syria on January 20, 2016. (Photo by Vladimir Isachenkov):