The Russians are building, and the Americans are not lagging behind: a new military airfield has appeared in Syria


The United States is building a new military airfield in Syria. This is evidenced by satellite images showing the creation of an airstrip near the Al-Omar oil field in Deir es-Zor province. The runway length is about 2,4 km.


By building a new airfield, the Americans emphasize that they are going to gain a foothold in the oil-bearing region of Syria for a long time. In work on military facilities in the SAR, they are trying to keep up with the Russians, who are modernizing their Khmeimim base, leased from the Syrian government for 49 years.


Recall that since December last year Russia builds up the length of the runway of the Khmeimim air base - according to American sources, it was lengthened from 2,9 to 3,2 km, which will allow the effective use of strategic bombers Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3 and Tu-160.

Before such transformations of the Khmeimim base, Russian bombers could only be deployed from Russian territory or from the Iranian Hamadan airbase, which was very impractical from the financial and political points of view. The deployment of the "strategists", as well as AWACS A-50U aircraft and Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft at a Russian base in Syria, can significantly change the balance of power both in the SAR itself and in the region as a whole.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 8 February 2021 12: 50
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    It would not be a bad idea to familiarize the Americans with our technical regulations in advance. Subsequently, this will allow saving and minimizing the cost of converting the facility to the requirements of the RF Ministry of Defense.
  2. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 8 February 2021 14: 50
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    In Syria, yes, but where is the balance of power? Or does the United States not have a couple of dozen more bases over there in Iraq and others? Or with what base of the Russian Federation in Syria can you compare the US aircraft carrier group at sea?
    All these base improvements are dubious. In conditions when for enemy missiles there are comic distances.
    It is true that the United States is strengthening there in order to keep oil under control and by selling it to compensate for its expenses, and the Russian Federation is protecting Assad there at its own expense, and the question of whether he will be able to rule there for another 49 years is doubtful.
  3. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 8 February 2021 15: 21
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    The United States, by the way, has such completely legal bases in the region in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan ... And also on the territory of Syria's neighbors - Turkey and Iraq. In addition, in September 2017, the inauguration of the first American base took place in Israel.
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 8 February 2021 21: 51
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      The United States, by the way, has such completely legal bases in the region in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan ...

      It remains to explain what these bases are doing there. repeat
      Not visible in these countries overt monarchies flourishing of Western-style democracy.
      Are they covering up the interests of large American monopolies ??
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 8 February 2021 22: 49
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        Quote: Ulysses
        It remains to explain what these bases are doing there.
        There is no visible monarchy in these countries of the flourishing of Western-style democracy.
        Are they covering up the interests of large American monopolies ??

        This is related to the topic. The Russian Federation in Syria is also not on the side of the Angel. We will see who will fly from there first.