BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:55 P.M.) – Two more 5th generation Su-57 fighter jets landed at Hmaymim Military Airport in southwestern Latakia, pro-government accounts reported on Friday.
According to the reports, the two Su-57 fighter jets were escorted by several Su-30SM as they made their way from Russia to the Syrian port-city of Jableh in the Latakia Governorate.
With this latest deployment of Su-57, the Russian military has now sent at least four of these elite jets to Syria.
While the purpose of this deployment is not yet clear, the Russian Aerospace Forces have also sent a large number of
Su-25 and Su-35 jets to this front.