A day after launching air strikes against Islamic State positions in Syria using long range bombers, Russia today deployed Su-34 attack aircraft for more precision strikes.
Russian Su-34 warplanes deployed at an airbase in the west of Iran carried out airstrikes against IS militants in Syria Wednesday.
The strike fighters that carried high-explosive bombs, OFAB-500 took off from an airbase near Hamadan city of Iran.
The airstrikes have been carried out against the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor and have destroyed two command centers and Daesh training camp, Russian media reported Wednesday.
The distance of the flights from the Russian airbase equal roughly 2,150km (1,340 miles) to reach a target near Palmyra, while the Hamadan airbase in Iran is about 900km from Palmyra, al-Masdar news website that covers the conflicts in the Middle East reported.
Nearly 150 Daesh terrorists, including foreign fighters, have been killed as a result of Russia's strikes on Wednesday; the ministry was quoted as saying by Russian media.
The Russian Defense Ministry had revealed Tuesday that it had deployed Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters in Iran.
Russian Sukhoi Su-34 bomber will be integrated with advanced radio surveillance gear, UKR-RT used primarily for detection and accurate positioning and performance goals such as: communication and information transfer, radar stations. The new system can turn into a multifunction bomber capable of airstrikes and also conduct reconnaissance at the same time
Turkey said Saturday that a Russian Su-34 warplane has violated its airspace for the second time despite several warnings. A Foreign Ministry statement on Saturday said that a Russian SU-34 crossed into Turkish airspace from Syria on Friday, ignoring several warnings that were delivered both in Russian and in English by Turkish radar units
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
A single-seat variant of the Su-34 bomber configured as an attack aircraft is planned to be developed, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Defense and Security Committee Viktor Bondarev said. The Su-34 based plane will be highly maneuverable and take advantage of its eight ton of weapons load against four tons carried by the Su-25, the current single-seat fighter in Russias arsenal
Afghanistans former President Hamid Karzai has accused the US of using Afghanistan as "a testing ground for new and dangerous weapons”, after Washington dropped the most powerful non-nulcear bomb in Achin district killing 94 Islamic State (IS) fighters Friday. The US used a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs" as part of its operations in Afghanistan that killed at least 94 Islamic State fighters, CNN reported Saturday
Islamic State forces have adopted similar practices to national military forces to manufacture improvised weapons including cast mortar round casings, rocket components, explosives and propellants. According to a report by London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR) investigation carried out between 11 and 16 November 2016 documenting six weapon manufacturing facilities operated by IS forces, IS forces operate a ‘Central Organisation for Standardisation and Quality Control (COSQC), which falls under the authority of the groups ‘Soldiers Bureau, Committee for Military Development and Production
The Islamic State (IS) militant group has released pictures of destroying Russian Mi-35 attack helicopter in Syrian central district east of Homs. “The aircraft was shot down in the Hwesis District east of Homs,”
Syrian air defense forces claim to have shot at an Israeli warplane and a drone in response to Israeli air strike against a Syrian artillery battery on Tuesday. Tel Aviv conducted an air strike against a Syrian artillery battery after at least four shells strayed into the Golan from battles between the Syrian army and rebels in the Quneitra sector,
Russia has stopped using Iranian air base for its strikes against Syria, following the recent deployment of bombers, which was criticized by US and Iranian lawmakers. Last week long-range Russian Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used Nojeh air base, near the Hamadan city, in north-west Iran to launch air strikes against armed groups in Syria
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