Russia deploys the modernized version of the baseline Fulcrum jet, MiG-29 SMT to the Syrian air base for the first time during its seven yearlong conflicts.
According to a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Defense Wednesday, the Russian Aerospace Forces will begin using the MIG-29SMT in Syria to conduct missions against terrorist groups inside the country.
MIG-29SMT fighters have been deployed to Hmeymim airbase, near Latakia, in western Syria. The air base also operates the powerful Su-30 and Su-35 fighter jets.
MIG-29SMT is equipped with high-precision air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons to deliver high combat efficiency against aerial, ground, and sea-based targets. It incorporates enhanced cockpit and avionics, additional fuel tanks, upgraded engine, and increased weapons carriage capacity.
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