Al-Masdar News has obtained exclusive photos of Russian warplanes being deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran.

Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield; however, this newly signed military agreement with Iran will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving airstrike effectiveness.

The distance of these flights equal roughly 2,150km to reach a target near Palmyra. In comparison, the Hamedan Air Base in Iran is roughly 900km from Palmyra.

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The Khmeimim Airbase in Latakia province – which Russia was granted access to in late 2015 – is not suitable for the massive TU-22M3, one of the largest bomber jets in the world.

The Russian military is yet to announce how many TU-22M3 will be operating from the Iranian airbase.

This developement indicates significantly improved political relations between Iran and Russia, two priceless allies for Damascus.

Moments ago, Russia also requested Iraq and Iran airspace allowance to transport cruise missiles into Syria.

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BraveNewWorld
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Wow. Not sure what is coming but it is going to be big. Que the American freak out.

Zaslanets
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@JewRussophile long range supersonic bmbrs. Can dlvr 12t of bombs at this range. Thats 24 of 1000#s. Fun @ receiving end !

Bryan Suits KFI
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Ladies? Excuse me, but my cockpit is up HERE.

Stef
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Stef

Nice ..

Stormer
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Stormer

Let there be havoc!

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Tu-22M3 is not the largest bomber jet in the world. Tu-160 is.

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Tu-22M3 is not the largest bomber jet in the orld. Tu-160 is.

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Conglomera

Excuse me but Tu-22 isn’t the largest bomber jet in the world you’re probably mixing up with Tu-160 which is indeed the largest.

Romulus
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Excuse me but the writer dint write largest, one of the largest was the words being used in the article.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Anyway, any airport being able to cope with a 747 or a C-5 Galaxy can receive such aircrafts as they are much lighter.
Now, it depends on which criteria you consider a bomber being the largest bomber : its size, its weight or its payload? If you consider what’s interesting in a bomber, the Rockwell B-1B has the biggest payload although (just) a little smaller and lighter. 😉

chris
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he said “ONE OF THE LARGEST”

Shima Dwan
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This flightpath of a RuAF Tu-154 on Flightradar24.com shows the transfer of personal and/or leading of a ferryflight to Hamedan Air Base, Iran. In the last week there have been similiar flights to Latakia, likely they’ve replaced a group of jets there, likely for maintenance. Currently Tu-22M3 bombers do fly from Mozdok in southern Russia via the Caspian Sea, Iran, Iraq to Syria. The distance of these flights equals roughly 2.150km to reach a target near Palmyra. From Hamedan Air Base in Iran the distance to reach a target near Palmyra equals roughly 900km. This means about 60% less distance… Read more »
Henrik Hedda Wallin
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So the Russians are cooperating somewhat well with the Iraqi (flying over their space) while not having much of an agreement with the USA yet.

Maybe USA has lost more influence than they have given appearence of.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
If it’s just to carry 12 x OFAB 250-270 = 3240kg or 6 x FAB-500M-62, I’m sorry to say this but it’s not due to long distance : it’s a 4300km travel, Tu-22M3 range is about 7000km, they can do such missions with full load of 24 tons, including underwing racks, without problem and even without the full load of kerosene! Even worst : a 40y old Mig-23 can carry 3 tons payload, a Su-25 about 4 tons, a Su-24 about 8 tons and the Su-34 up to 12 tons… In other terms, I simply see no other purposes to… Read more »
Shima Dwan
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There’s no shortage of Tu-22M3s either. They’re already rather old, while an upgrade of a limited amount of planes to the new Tu-22M3Ms version is underway the system itself is nearing the end of its service time. Not only does the Tu-22M3 carry symbolic value — it is also a feared maritime strike aircraft — flying Su-24s from Iran might not be the most efficient matter due to range limitations. Looks like Russia is going to set up the ante this autumn, bombers flying from Iran, cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea and the Mediterranean and soon the Admiral Kuznetsov… Read more »
Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
There are much much older Mig-21 still in service and I’m not talking of Tu-95 or An-12 and bombers or cargos get much less “pressure” on their airframes than jet-fighters/strike aircrafts : no aerobatics are made… The last Tu-22M3 made are only 20 years old, Tupolev can resume production any day, consider they’re likely to still in service for a good 25/30 years… Using Mig-29K from Kutzenov will not be really interesting : using the sky-jump from a STOBAR carrier causes two problems : either you don’t carry the full payload of weapons or you fly with very low fuel…… Read more »
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I can tell there’s at least 4 different bombers on this photo: Photo 1: 42 Red and another one on final approach. Photo 2: 57 Red and another one to the left (note the shadow) Photo 3: Four bombers (three are clearly visible + one behind IL-76, you can see one of its main undercarriages under IL’s belly). Photo 4: 43 Red (the obscured one from Photo 3), unknown number (obscured by ladder), and what looks like 57 Red (first number is clearly 5, and you can see a tiny speck on its intake, right under middle bomber’s nose –… Read more »
chemTrailActivist
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Russia deploys jets at Iranian #Airbase to combat insurgents in Syria (Pictures)

#GOP #dobbs #hannity

jojo
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Russia needs to help more in Aleppo, and hopefully there’s a big training program for Syrian pilots in Russia.

jajaja
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@jojo There is a big training program going on. The exercise field is called Syria.

Iranian Soldier
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Iranian Soldier

you know what priceless is? Saudi Arabia’s coward bull kings thinking about chicks all the time.
Al Saud had better find an ally less priceless than the criminal Israeli regime.

Dariush
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Dariush

Turkey would not allow its air space to be used by Russian.
But who cares, Iran is always there to help fight terrorists.

ariely shein
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ariely shein

Russia cooperates with Islamist Iran
Russia coop rerates with Assad.

With whom cooperates Obama?
Obama betrayed all USA ME allies.

Next president being either Democrat or Republican will have a hard job to restore trust in USA and protect USA interests.

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