The Moscow-based Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily newspaper has said that Russia is redeploying its forces and equipment to the Humeimim base after the Astana peace talks.

Russian media claimed that Russia has deployed Ka-52 advanced combat helicopters and Su-25 attack aircraft to assist in the liberation of Palmyra from ISIS terrorists.

“It is designed to compensate for the lack of Syrian artillery strike capabilities, as well as to provide effective support to government forces advancing on Palmyra,” the Russian newspaper Izvestia.

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“Using its state-of-the-art sighting and navigation equipment, the Ka-52s will transmit more accurate information about the (enemy) targets due to be bombed by the Su-25s,” Vladimir Popov, the deputy chief of the Russian magazine Aviapanorama, told Sputnik.

According to him, the super precise fire impact on ISIL’s positions in Palmyra would play an important role in saving the rest of the historic monuments in this ancient city.

“It is impossible to use carpet bombing in such historically important locations, which must be preserved rather than destroyed at any cost. At the same time, it necessary to liberate the city as quickly as possible, so it is very important to work with surgical precision when conducting pin-point strikes,” Popov said, stressing the importance of permanently adjusting the fire.

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  1. Vladimir Popov forgets that most of Su-25 have had their targetting systems recently modernised and Ka-52 have some serious strike capability too (and are the sole choppers with ejector seats as rotors can eject exactly as the mock-chopper in 007 Goldeneye! Kamov staff must be 007 fanboys!)

    “”It is impossible to use carpet bombing in such historically important locations, which must be preserved rather than destroyed at any cost. At the same time, it necessary to liberate the city as quickly as possible, so it is very important to work with surgical precision when conducting pin-point strikes,” Popov said, stressing the importance of permanently adjusting the fire.”
    => Not a question of carpet bombing or not : drop a fucking 250kg bomb, even guided and you’ll have serious damages anyway, even if metric precision!
    So think about the results of a pinpoint accuracy KAB-1500
    http://i.imgur.com/epcTM.jpg
    While the old school S-5 rocket
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/S-5M_57_mm_rocket.jpg
    Has the same load as a RPG-7 grenade.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Airforce_Museum_Berlin-Gatow_288.JPG
    There are pods with 32 of them in…
    And when you add the Ugroza kit :
    http://rbase.new-factoria.ru/sites/default/files/missile/ugroza/ris8.jpg
    http://rbase.new-factoria.ru/sites/default/files/missile/ugroza/bm8.jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugroza
    Then let’s rock! Nonetheless Ugroza fits to the small S-5 but also to S-8 (anti-tank) and S-13 (anti-bunker) rockets but also on the 122mm on BM-21 Grad MLRS! It’s not clear if it entered full range production but the system was presented at MAKS 1999…
    It could be even more interesting to mass manufacture LOGIR :
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-Cost_Guided_Imaging_Rocket
    Laser is nice but you’ve got to keep it on target… A low cost fire’n’forget allows to lock multiple targets and attack’em all at the same time.

    Now, remember too that good old 30mm GSh-30-2 mounted on Su-25 is pretty effective :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi_Ex7Uy6Zo
    Thus, only 250 shells while A-10 has 1140-1350 onboard. Underwng gunpods would be nice but Su-25 is made to resist NATO 20mm, not Russian 23mm so even technicals are dangerous…

    Aviapanorama should highly consider hiring me, LOL!

    “It is designed to compensate for the lack of Syrian artillery strike capabilities, as well as to provide effective support to government forces advancing on Palmyra,”
    => Nope:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/2K25_Krasnopol.jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krasnopol_(weapon)

    • He wants dedicated 52s that are a sort of ground fighting AWACS. The rest is advertizing of the Russian air industry. No carpet bombing around the Palmyra sites needed. You only need the strategic points, the roads & the town not the archaeological sites. Any unimportant holding out enemy pockets will eventually give up, be killed or run into the desert. Like Bretagne 44-45 only in the desert. No carpet bombing of the monuments, menhirs.