Russia has delivered 1,000 Kornet-9M133 third-generation anti-tank guided missiles to Syria to fight Daesh militants.
DEBKAfile reported Six Russian MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft landed Tuesday at the Mezze Airbase situated in Damascus international airport followed by An-124 Condor transports, which delivered 1,000 Kornet-9M133 third-generation anti-tank guided missiles.
The Kornet Anti-Tank Missile system is an advanced ATGM with spiral trajectory. It was first introduced into service with the Russian Army in 1998. The missile started as a modular, universal system able to engage any target from a mix of platforms using a reliable laser beam guidance system.
Russia had supplied six MiG-31 'Foxhound' interceptor fighter jets to Syria earlier this month.
The six aircraft are part of the 2007 deal signed between Russian and Syria featuring sale of eight MiG-31 supersonic fighter jets, Turkish BGN news reported Sunday.
Moscow has earlier provided Mi-28 attack Helicopters to Damascus to fight against Daesh militants.
"The Soviet Union has always supplied weapons to Syria. Thus, some balance in the region was maintained to help us keep the peace, so I think that the contract is part of this historical strategy," one of the Popular Front’s leaders Qadri Jamil had said in 2014.
MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov, in May 2014 had said, "the company was planning to supply 12 MiG-29M/M2 fighters to Syria in 2016-2017 under a contract concluded in 2007, but due to the ongoing war in the country there may be problems with the deliveries."
Apart from Russia and Kazakhstan, Syria will be the only other country to fly MiG-31 if the reports are to be believed.
Russia has supplied six MiG-31 'Foxhound' interceptor fighter jets to Syria. The six aircraft are part of the 2007 deal signed between Russian and Syria featuring sale of eight MiG-31 supersonic fighter jets, Turkish BGN news reported Sunday
Turkey plans to beef up border security by flying zeppelins and building two-fence border system as part of an ‘integrated system plan to secure ‘critical parts of border to counter ISIL threat. Turkey will be beefing up security along the Syrian borders to block Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists transit points after the international community accused the nation of not doing its best to stop the flow of foreign fighters from Turkey to its neighbors
The American defense manufacturing companies appear to be benefitting from US led air-strikes in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State. Bloomberg in September just before airstrikes in Syria reported defense firms Lockheed Martin, Northrop, Raytheon and General Dynamics Corporation are all set to trade at record prices
The Pakistan Army has purchased some 52 launchers and an unspecified number of missiles of the Russian Kornet-E anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) for $62.46 million during the 2017-18
Russia has flown in additional 24 fighter aircraft to Syria that include 12 Su-24 and 12 Su-25 fighters over the weekend. Four Su-30 fighters were flown last Friday
Moscow has opened an alternate route over the Caspian Sea and northern Iran and Iraq to supply weapons to Syria after Turkey, Greek, Bulgaria and Cyprus closed their airspace to Russian military aircraft. The route for its ongoing military airlift from Sevastopol in Crimea and other bases in southern Russia runs over the Caspian Sea and northern Iran and Iraq and terminates with deliveries at the Syrian Mezze Airbase in Damascus and the new Russian air and ground base at Jablah, near the Syrian port of Latakia, DEBKAfile reported Wednesday
Russia will test this year a new multilevel system of electronic warfare, designed to counter missiles and space attack. The new electronic warfare system will target cruise missiles as well as tactical and strategic aviation, RIA Novosti reported today
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