BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces recently completed a construction project that increased the security of the Hmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia Governorate.

The project, which began earlier this year, focused on increasing the Hmeimim’s air defense capabilities and protecting their air assets from the constant attacks launched by the militants in the Idlib and Latakia countrysides.

Among the new changes at the Hmeimim Airbase was the construction of hangars to hide their aircraft from satellite photos; this allows them to conceal which aircraft they have present at the installation.

Furthermore, the satellite images were allowing the militants to have the capabilities to see where certain aircraft are located for their future drone attacks.

The Russian Armed Forces recently allowed journalists access to the Hmeimim Airbase to see the recent modifications made to the installation.

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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

With the numbers of sats above, it’s not an issue to monitor arrivals+departures… And just remember how the US pics of latest failed Iranian space rocket launch were accurate under multiple angles. In fact, many civilian sats have more than enough resolution to do so at the point even the military and intelligence agencies buy sat-time from these simply because it’s cheaper than their own sat-time (!). The hangars are not closed, you see what’s in from the sides, pffff. Moreover, a drone with 30 kg explosives (near 4x the warhead of a Hellfire missile) can attack from sides too… Read more »

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Well nothing is perfect but they just made it more challenging. Also other benefits of being covered and AC was added also. Pros vs Cons.