BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – On the night of January 23rd, the Russian Air Force reportedly transported dozens of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers to the Deir Ezzor Governorate after the road to the military airport was close by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

According to the Russian news outlet “Izvestia”, Ilyushin-76 transport carriers and Mi-17 choppers made their way across the vast Syrian Desert to the Deir Ezzor Governorate in order to transport a large number reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard and 1st Armored Division.

It was necessary for the Russian Air Force to complete this transport of reinforcements because most aircraft were unable to land in the province due to the Islamic State’s proximity to their landing zones.

The Syrian military’s high command reportedly thanked the Russians yesterday for allowing them to use their technology in the fierce fight against the Islamic State.

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Janjak Desalin 1804
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2017-01-26 13:21

That’s a US Huey in the pic!
There ARE photos of Mi-17s, y’all know?
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http://weaponsystems.net/image/s-lightbox/n-Mi-17/–/img/ws/ac_hel_mi8_m2.jpg

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2017-01-26 13:59

According to Wikipedia Mi-17 chopper can carry up to 24 troops. You only need 5 to 6 of them to transport whole company to the battlefield! On the other hand UH-60 Black Hawk can “only” carry 11 troops…

blitz
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2017-01-26 14:41

That is civilian version. Mi-8/17 military can carry 36 fully armed troops

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2017-01-27 17:12
Reply to  blitz

And there is Mi-26 that is much bigger : carries up to 20 tons payload… It’s like a C-130 but a chopper… Thus, I’m not a big chopper fan when it comes to move troops. Paratroopers are much less at risk and can glide and land with great precision even at night. A serious cargo airplane carries much more troopers, tanks and IFVs can also be airdropped with them and now you have GPS guided parachutes that can glide 25km with a 27tons tank and land in a 50m radius from the chose point, well, when you look at tremendous… Read more »

Azouzi
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2017-01-26 19:02

“On the night of January 23rd, the Russian Air Force reportedly transported dozens of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers to the Deir Ezzor ” !!!!!!!!!!! SVP c’est La nuit du 23 Janvier la 104e Brigade aéroportée des forces de la Garde républicaine, la première division blindée ont prient la direction de Deir- Ezzour avec un avion “Ilyushin -76” et des hélicoptères “Mi -17,” pour une mission trop dangereuse. Ce processus a été dans des conditions trop graves surtout de nuit mais les Bombardiers Russe de longue portée « TU-22 »ont intensifiées leur bombardement pour occuper Daesh ainsi l’opération d’atterrissage Syrienne… Read more »

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2017-01-27 17:15
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So assault landings on the airport or low altitude extraction of vehicles?