BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 A.M.) – On Monday evening, 4 elite Russian Su-25 fighter jets and another 4 IL-78 tankers arrived at the Hmaymim Military Airport in southern Latakia, locals in Jableh reported Tuesday.

The Russian Su-25 fighter jets will reportedly be deployed the Aleppo front, where the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a large-scale offensive against the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS).

Video footage of these fighter jets flying in northern Syria was captured by local residents on Tuesday, confirming their arrival and deployment to this front.

The Su-25 fighter jets are greatly needed during these harsh winter months, as many Syrian warplanes are immobile in rough weather.

 

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2017-01-11 06:36

calling a su-25 “elite” is a stretch … .
You could use it for the Su-34 if you want, but would the credible western media call the f-15 elite?

It undermines your own credibility when using such words inappropriately, which is unfortunate because we appreciate your reporting.

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2017-01-11 09:21
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In close air support, it can be considered as so : very few aircraft can take hits from AA-guns thus operate CAS without serious risks : only A-10 and Su-25 can do so as they are armoured and A-10 has never been exported, in other terms, Su-25’s the only aircraft on this range of products.

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2017-01-11 06:37

Funny fact : Su-25 is not known to have a refuelling probe… The refueller is surely sent for Su-34/35, thus, maybe Russians ended mounting a refuelling probe which would be a good idea : Su-25 is a bit short-ranged. Leith : SyAAF has older Migs and Sukhois. I severely doubt that these can’t stand winter use! Even western jets can withstand harsh weather, hey, Canada and Norway have F/A-18, Rafale was tested for Arctic operation @-60°C!!!! What may cause problem are targetting systems on old L-39, Mig-21/23 and Su-22 as both Syrian Su-24 and Mig-29 have been upgraded recently. Let… Read more »

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2017-01-11 09:58

4 other Su-25 have been sent since this flight, thus, 8 Su-25 have landed since last night. It’s clearly to replace Kuznetsov Su-33! Now, if 4 Il-78 tankers have been sent, it’s that VKS came to the conclusions I point for months : air-support needs loitering time, not just raids! You need to have assets around that can respond to calls from the boots. What ends counting is not the speed or the payload but the loitering time and the cost-effectiveness. Even an old 1945-1957 A-1 Skyraider if fitted with modern targetting systems would end having better results than any… Read more »

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prince teutonic
2017-01-11 08:57

I like this site but they are backed against the wall with their reporting sometimes…

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Aute
2017-01-11 09:40

Haha AL-masdar and their headline’s
Elite , awesome, obliterate….

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Janjak Desalin 1804
2017-01-11 10:07

are these su-25s flying saaf colors, by any chance?