Russia has deployed heavy artillery and MRL reinforcements to Syria after several 130mm shells were fired by the Syrian rebel groups outside Latakia.
Russia has transferred two types of heavy weapons systems by sea and by air to the front near Latakia in the past two days, Debkafile reported Monday.
Russia has deployed three battalions of 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers at Khmeimin. The artillery system is capable of firing 152mm bombs. These are the same bombs that were used against the Islamic rebels in Chechnya in the 1990s.
The 2S19 Msta-S has a modified chassis of a T-80 tank and a diesel motor of a T-72. It is effective against fortifications as well as military and terrorist targets in wooded mountain areas, exactly the kind of geographical environment in which the rebels around Latakia area are operating.
Russia has also deployed TOS-1 220mm multiple rocket laucher in Syria. The system is mounted on the chassis of a T-72 tank.
Russian aircrafts participating in the military operations against terrorist organizations in Syria carried out their first sorties equipped with air-to-air missiles yesterday, Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday. The measure is intended to deter Turkish fighter aircraft or those of any other country from taking aim at Russian aircraft on the pretext of them violating their airspace
The Syrian militants have used the US manufactured TOW Anti-Tank System to target Russian Journalists. Russian journalists were attacked with anti-tank missile on November 23 while passing to Dagmashliya, a Syrian town located 20 kilometres from the Turkish border
Turkey has sent an additional 20 tanks to an armored brigade stationed at western Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey earlier today also said, that it will be increasing the number of F-16s from 12 to 18 patrolling the border
Hanwha Techwin Co., a South Korean firm has won a 280 billion won (US$260 million) deal to build 96 K-9 self-propelled howitzers for a state-run company in Poland
Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army by providing air support, weapons and ammunition in joint operations with regular Syrian forces against Islamic State militants. "The work of our aviation group assists in uniting the efforts of government troops and the Free Syrian Army," Russian President Vladimir Putin told an annual meeting at the Defense Ministry, Haaretz news daily reported Friday
Russia is developing third generation robots that need no human assistance, navigate on their own, recognize objects on video images, conduct reconnaissance, and communicate with drones and other robotic systems. “A fundamental differentiator of the 3rd generation robotics compared to existing robots is the ability to operate with no human input”, Alexander Kalinin, Head, Innovative Development Dept
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