here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria

Sukhoi Su-25


here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria
Russia has also deployed a dozen Su-25 “Frogfoot” aircraft to Syria. The jet is used mainly for close air support missions, similar in function to the U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt II.

Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva
 

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria
The Slava-class guided missile cruiser Moskva is reportedly in the Mediterranean Sea off the Syrian coast, not far from the airport at Latakia. The Moskva is the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

 T-90 Tank

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria
Moscow has shipped another trio of T-90 tanks to Syria, bringing the total number to nine, ostensibly to protect Russian forces at the Latakia airport. The T-90 is Russia’s main battle tank, similar to the American M1 Abrams.

Mi-24

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria

Moscow has moved at least 14 military helicopters into Syria, including Mi-24 attack helicopters. This large gunship, code-named “Hind” by NATO, has appeared in conflicts all over the globe in the last 40 years.

Mi-17

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria

The twin-turbine helicopter, called “Hip” by NATO, is mainly used for troop transport, although an armored gunship version exists

SA-22
here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria

Fox News has reported that satellite imagery over Bassel al-Assad airbase, situated near Latakia, has revealed SA-22 surface-to-air missiles, NATO codename “Greyhound.”
Drones

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria


In addition to jets conducting sorties, Russian troops are flying drone missions in Syria. While the exact system remains unknown, U.S. officials liken its size to the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle. One Russian blogger speculates that the drones are Yakovlev Pchela-1T models.

An-124 cargo plane

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria

How has all this material arrived in Syria so quickly? Satellite images have shown as many as four Antonov An-124 Ruslan airlifters, code-named “Condor” by NATO, parked at the airstrip in Latakia. Russia has used an air corridor through Iran and Iraq to move most of its assets, much to the consternation of the Obama administration which has repeatedly asked the Moscow and Baghdad to cease the operation. The An-124 is the largest military transport plane in the world.

Su-34

here are some of the 14 Deadly Weapons Russia Has Sent To Syria

Russia has beefed up its attack aircraft in Syria with the Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bomber. This advanced aircraft, nicknamed “Fullback” by NATO, is similar to the F-15E Strike Eagle. 

Source: Fiscal Times

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