BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force reportedly delivered a new supply of weapons to Syria this evening after two of their airlifters were tracked arriving in southwestern Latakia.

According to the website Flight Tracker, two Antonov An-124 airlifters arrived at the Hmeimim Airbase in southwestern Latakia this evening.

The An-124 is the largest airlifter to ever travel to Syria, which indicates they are likely transporting some heavy weapons to the Syrian military.

This move by the Russian Air Force comes just weeks after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a large-scale offensive inside the Hama Governorate’s northwestern countryside.

In the past, the Russian Air Force has increased its transport flights to Syria during the SAA’s offensives. So there is a strong indication that the Russian military is transporting more weapons to the countryr.

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prince teutonic

Maybe more MLRS’s to burn that mountains around Kabani?

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George King

Go Bear Go, hope its more Jets and S-400s for Syria.

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Iranian Patriot

Except Su-25 which hasn’t refuelling probe and pretty short range, others can come by their own means.
S-400 is not so useful : still zero combat launches.
MLRS of more powerful kind than old Grad or numbers of RBK-500 aerial bombs seem more interesting

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… and h**l for GENOCIDALS AND ITS MERDolfgan!

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Weldon Cheek

Are they fetching stuff or taking it out?

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wat denk je zelf wang .ze komen niet even op de koffie daar,natuurlijk brengen ze wapen en zware ook .

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Stern Daler

@lenhard, sure – they come for a cup of coffee 😉

@Weldon, IMHO bringing stuff that is needed soon.
Taking out is not urgent enough to pay extra expensive lifting.

Since it is cheaper for most things to use smaller planes.

The things that come are likely heavy enough to warrant the use of these big planes.

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Assad must stay

Coffe time ?
Yes, pop corn time and enjoy the very nice f**k to come 🙂

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Stern Daler

@Assad must stay, lenard suggested that they do not only come for coffee.

Yes “pop corn” = artillery or tanks? 😛

We will soon enough learn what. Lean back and wait.

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Stern Daler : 150 tons payload. An-124 is serious : twice as much as a C-17. Since Antonov is in deep trouble since the Ukrainian mess due to serious subcontracting in Russia (An-124 needs thousands of Russian made parts), it’d surely be interesting having Airbus or a JV Saab/Dassault taking over the company : CNCs and 3D Printers would soon compensate. An-12 = C-130 An-70 = A400M An-22 = C-17 (with turboprop) An-124 = replacement for A380 w. cargo version available. T’was the dumb thing with A380 : no cargo version. Building costs far inferior : an An-124 costs $100M… Read more »

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@Nakba, yes an interesting family of planes are from that construction office.

Both Ukraina and Russia have the same problem. Parts build in the neighbor country. Russia owns probably the rights to An-124 too. Volga-Dnepr Airlines, Russia, that operate them commercially muse over building some in their maintenance facility in Leipzig. The robust landing gear and easy loading of bulky freight directly from the ground via a ramp are the chief advantages.

p.s. A Boeing 747-400ERF that has similar loading capacity needs special airport facilities.