Extending the runway length in Khmeimim: what Russia is preparing for


Satellite images posted on social media indicate that Russia continues to lengthen the runway at its Syrian airbase at Khmeimim. What is it for and what goals is Russia pursuing by increasing the length of the runway?


In 2017, after the encirclement of Deir es-Zor by militants, the Russian Aerospace Forces used long-range aircraft to deliver a massive strike on the enemy. Tu-22M3 bombers took part in the operation, however, for its successful implementation, Moscow needed jump airfields in Iran. Otherwise, the planes simply would not have had enough range, given that they were leaving Russia with a full combat load.


The increase in the length of the runway in Khmeimim is due to the need to use heavy bomber aircraft. The military confrontation in Syria is still far from over, and the Russian aerospace forces last week continued combat missions to the central regions of the SAR, intensively working on ISIS positions.

The brunt of the Russian attacks was borne by terrorist groups in the south of Raqqa, in the east of Hama, as well as in the northeastern regions of the province of Homs. According to Al-Masdar News, Russian military forces strike daily at jihadist bases in the SAR, thereby providing air support for the ground operations of the Syrian army.

According to a number of sources, Russia in Syria is preparing for a large-scale confrontation with Turkey. Russian military transport aircraft Il-76 with additional armored vehicles arrived to the north of the SAR in Kamyshly.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 January 2021 10: 58
    +1
    According to a number of sources, Russia in Syria is preparing for a large-scale confrontation with Turkey.

    With a strategic partner? funny
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 25 January 2021 21: 10
      0
      With a strategic partner? funny

      A strategic partnership with a NATO member country? Funny ..
    2. polev66 Offline polev66
      polev66 (Alexander) 31 January 2021 09: 48
      0
      a very funny question, no more. laugh, you are going to success
  2. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 25 January 2021 12: 09
    -2
    The military confrontation in Syria is still far from over, and the Russian aerospace forces last week continued combat missions to the central regions of the SAR, intensively working on ISIS positions.





    The main question in today's Russia is not who is to blame and what to do, but who to believe ???
    1. goga3913 Offline goga3913
      goga3913 (Igor) 25 January 2021 13: 11
      +9
      If the terrorists raise their heads again, then we will strike, there are two bases where Putin lied?
      1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
        Alexndr p (Alexander) 26 January 2021 11: 17
        +4
        they are simply tired of tolerating Putin and cannot do anything about it. It remains to endure and whine.

        I feel sorry for these wet oppositionists. You cannot envy their fate. Wake up and immediately begin to endure and this lasts more than 20 years. Just imagine it

        Therefore, you should not be surprised at the schizo that they broadcast here. These offended guys endured too long and they got used to
  3. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 13: 18
    -8
    I don’t understand one thing. How can the state of the Russian Federation, with a claim to conscience and the right to teach others, can cooperate with the dictator Assad, from whom millions of Syrians suffer? Since 2011, the country has been destroyed through his fault.
    The lengthening of the strip means that Russia is satisfied with the current situation in Syria. But the needs of millions of people in Syria DO NOT CARE. The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed billions of dollars worth of housing in Syria ..
    Will the people there be fed and housing will be restored there?
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 27 January 2021 01: 33
      +4
      The lengthening of the strip means that it will be possible to deliver cargoes of 24 tons to bearded consumers instead of 3-5 tons. Which will have a positive effect on their livestock.

      Will the people there be fed and housing will be restored there?

      We will ask Estonia.
      1. bulvas Offline bulvas
        bulvas (Vasiliy) 27 January 2021 08: 56
        +3
        Quote: General Black
        The lengthening of the strip means that it will be possible to deliver cargoes of 24 tons to bearded consumers instead of 3-5 tons. Which will have a positive effect on their livestock.

        Will the people there be fed and housing will be restored there?

        We will ask Estonia.

        and Ukraine.
        Let them join the values, not only for themselves begging for loans.
        1. General Black Offline General Black
          General Black (Gennady) 27 January 2021 10: 10
          +1
          And even lower, let us ask Maya ̶K̶a̶k̶a̶d̶u̶ Sanda.
      2. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 27 January 2021 13: 28
        -3
        Quote: General Black
        We will ask Estonia.

        And you also want the Russian Federation to NOTICE. Replaced of course and conclusions are already drawn. The dollar and the euro are becoming more expensive.
        There is already a solution - if Assad and all the riffraff that feeds him disappear from Syria Western donors agree to invest $ 300 billion in Syria.
        1. General Black Offline General Black
          General Black (Gennady) 27 January 2021 16: 16
          +3
          Toraga druh! You leave your Russophobic croak to your owners, just warn them to wash their ears, otherwise they will miss something from your squeak.

          And you also want the Russian Federation to NOTICE

          Russia is just noticeable, it is you limitrophes who need to look under a microscope. This is understandable - "Every pipette dreams of becoming an enema." Fuss everywhere, as if the water will not be sanctified without you And give 300 billion to better North American blacks. They need it more, they have the whole struggle ahead. And you are catching herring with a friend, come to Russia for gasoline, otherwise the dollar and the euro are becoming more expensive and do not meddle with your notions in someone else's monastery. And you will be happy.
        2. polev66 Offline polev66
          polev66 (Alexander) 31 January 2021 09: 53
          0
          300 billion?))))) Uhaha, somewhere I heard it ... but, for sure, from the Ukrainians, you see, they waited. especially after cuts in domestic investment from Western donors
    2. polev66 Offline polev66
      polev66 (Alexander) 31 January 2021 09: 50
      0
      quality nonsense. Can you tell me the dealer's phone number?