Russia has delivered an unspecified number of T-62M main battle tanks and BRM-1K combat reconnaissance armored vehicles to the Syrian Arab Army.
The newly delivered batch of T-62s are less advanced than modern T-72 tanks employed by the Syrian military, Orynx Blog reported, citing Russia’s “Syria Express.” The tanks lack Shtora active protection systems in T-90 tanks, and are more advanced than earlier T-55 and T-62 variants. The 115mm gun’s Volna fire control system module has a KTD laser rangefinder (LRF). The tank has a new sighting system, BDD appliqué armour and Kontakt-1 explosive reactive armour (ERA). It is powered by a new 620hp V-55U diesel engine.
The BRM-1K has been armed with the same 73mm 2A28 cannon of the BMP-1. The BMP-1's autoloader and ATGM launcher were foregone and the ammunition loadout were reduced from 40 to 20 rounds for its 73mm cannon. In their place, a laser rangefinder, a range of navigation and detection devices, a mine detector, and additional radios and day/night observation devices were fitted.
The Israeli military bombed and destroyed a Pantsir-S air defence system (ADS) after its Syrian operator left behind a mobile phone providing a lead to the location of the ADS, a top official of the Russian manufacturer has admitted. Information of the Pantsir-S systems destruction emerged in an Israeli MoD video detailing the bombing of the system last month
Russian electronic warfare (EW) system de-activated the control system of hostile drones launched by terrorists at its Hmeymim air base in Syria yesterday. This is the first time that the Russian command has reported the use of EW system to defeat drones
In retaliation to a series of rocket attacks on US-led coalition bases in the last few weeks, the US military carried out airstrikes in five locations in Iraq and Syria targeting multiple weapons and munitions depots linked to Iran, on Sunday. “In response to repeated Kata'ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, US forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH's ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces,” the Pentagon said in a
Syria has held the United States accountable for the December 21 drone strikes carried out at Homs oil refinery and al-Rayan Gas station. “The United States, using its illegal military base in Al-Tanf, sent unmanned aerial vehicles to Homs and carried out airstrikes on oil refining infrastructure," Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem was quoted as saying by UAWire
Syria should replace its ‘failed Russian S-300 and Pantsir air defence systems (ADS) with the China made Red Flag series such as the Hongqi 9, the export version of FD-2000 land-based ADS. State-aligned media outlet Sina
Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35I “Adir” stealth fighter jets reportedly carried out a “successful” airstrike to destroy a “large convoy” of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)- Quds Force, or Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or of Lebanons Hezbollah, in Syria early on Thursday. “It is now confirmed that the F-35Is of Israel Air Force carried-out a very successful airstrike destroying a convoy of IRGC-Quds Force/Hezbollah/PMU on the way from Abu Kamal to Aleppo in Syria minutes ago
Russian-made air defence systems with the Syrian Army such as the Pantsir "waste" their missile-projectiles by inaccurately firing at air-to-ground missiles launched by Israeli F-16s. Israeli intelligence website https://nziv
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