This Infographic Sums Up All We Know About the Russian Air War in Syria

Oct 26 2015 - 6 Comments
  • The Russian presence in two bases draws a strong arc of Russian aerial control at the heart of Middle East. By boosting its two extremities with state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, Moscow has imposed a new reality whereby it will soon be almost impossible for any air or ground
    force, to go into military action above or inside Syria or Iraq without prior coordination with the Russians.The bricks of Russian domination are now almost all in place.In the last week of September, two Ilyushin-20 (IL-20 Coot) super-surveillance planes stole into Syrian airspace, to provide a major upgrade for the Russian air fleet of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets, cargo planes and attack helicopters gathering for combat in Syria. DETAILS HERE:

  • disqus_STXkrV9NGc

    Really cool stuff. Very clear and informative. It seems however that the majority of strikes targeted opposition fighters, not ISIS.

  • Xavier Dexter

    On list of AF add 4 Ka-28 Helix :) Istamo weapon storage south east of latakia

  • C_Low

    My question is how did Russia get a air route over E Europe. I was under the impression that when we got Greece/Turkey to agree to block Russian air flight approval through the Bosphorus that the Russians were have to fly the long way around via Caspian Iran Iraq Syria. If E Europe is so unreliable they cannot hold to a denial of air traffic for Russian actions in Syria are they really that much of allies?

  • su34

    A bit dated (2 weeks late), and quite incomplete. The Moskva surely
    isn’t lingering in Tartus as depicted, and it’s S300F(N?) range might be
    significantly larger (150-200km).
    BTW, persistent rumors of sending Tu22M3s into the fray based in North Ossetia at Mozdok AFB.

  • disqus_STXkrV9NGc

    I know that, but everyone is congratulating Russia for attacking ISIS. That’s not really happening. The other radical groups in Syria are much more moderate when compared to the latter, and actively engage them in combat.