X-32 and Dagger missiles in Syria will become a serious deterrent for the West


The Russian Aerospace Forces came to Syria in 2015 to assist official Damascus in its fight against terrorist groups. Six years later, the territory of the SAR is becoming an important component of the national security system of Russia itself.


Our "flyers" are based there at the Khmeimim airfield in the province of Latakia. The military airbase is well protected and has reliable anti-aircraft cover. The private American company Planet Labs recently studied its satellite images with great interest and suddenly discovered that the Russians, for some reason, were lengthening and expanding the existing runway by 304 and 8 meters, respectively. This caused unhealthy hype in The Drive, which began to speculate why the Kremlin needed to do this:

Russian bombers flying from Khmeimim and armed with cruise missiles will be able to hold targets in Europe from an entirely new southerly direction, as well as deploy naval forces in the Mediterranean during any potential conflict.

I would like to dwell on this in a little more detail. As for the possible participation of the Russian Aerospace Forces in some kind of military conflict in the Mediterranean Sea, then our long-range anti-submarine aircraft (DPLS) Tu-142 will be able to say its weighty word. They were created on the basis of the Tu-95, their main purpose is to detect and destroy the enemy's strategic nuclear submarines with anti-submarine missiles and bombs, torpedoes and sea mines. To date, we have 12 aircraft in the Tu-142MK / MZ version and 10 Tu-142MR. If these giants are redeployed to Syria, then from Khmeimim they will block with their combat radius not only the Mediterranean Sea, but a bit of the Atlantic Ocean. The take-off weight of such an anti-submarine aircraft is 185 tons, so lengthening the runway at the air base for its reception and subsequent operation will definitely not hurt.

As for bombers and cruise missiles, things are even more interesting. Soon our "strategists" Tu-22M3, Tu-95MS or Tu-160 "White Swan" will be able to calmly land and take off in Syria. The latter will hardly be based in Khmeimim on a permanent basis, visiting only ostentatiously, but the Tu-22M3M supersonic bomber may well be “registered” there. Tu-22M3M is a project of deep modernization of Tu-22M3, it received the same engines and electronic equipment as Tu-160M2: sighting and navigation, electronic warfare and avionics. A missile bomber can perform a wide range of missions, including carrying nuclear weapons. It is rightfully considered one of the most secret examples of Soviet and Russian weapons. Now its combat capabilities will dramatically increase thanks to the adoption of the latest X-32 cruise missiles and X-47 "Dagger" missiles.

The Kh-32 is an air-launched missile with a range of up to 1 kilometers and a maximum flight speed close to hypersonic. It is believed to be capable of overcoming the vaunted US Aegis missile defense system. The ceiling and speed of its flight exceed the capabilities of the SM-6 antimissiles, it has an electronic warfare protection system, and in the final phase it attacks the target in a steep dive, as if flying into a funnel where radars simply cannot see it. Supersonic Tu-22M3M with such missiles can become an extremely unpleasant surprise for any, even the most technically advanced enemy, turning any destroyer or aircraft carrier into a large-sized target.

An equally unpleasant surprise will be that Russian strategic bombers of this modification will also be able to carry up to four X-47 Dagger missiles each. This is an aviation version of the Iskander complex, an aeroballistic missile has a flight range of up to 2 thousand kilometers and is capable of maneuvering, overcoming the missile defense system. This gives it the ability to hit not only enemy warships, but also stationary targets. Placing Tu-22M3M in Syria allows covering not only the Mediterranean Sea, but also the entire southern flank of NATO, the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. If we take into account that the Russian missile-carrying bombers in this modification are equipped with a refueling bar in flight, then its combat radius will increase even more significantly.

Thus, Syria can become a fairly effective element of the Russian system for containing NATO's aggressiveness.
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  1. white gentleman Offline white gentleman
    white gentleman (Ivan) 10 February 2021 16: 30
    -9
    How much has Russia already spent on the military operation in Syria? All data on the costs of this campaign are classified.
    Jane's estimates the Russian operation costs $ 4 million a day. Kommersant Dengi estimated the cost of the operation at 2,7 million euros per day. Bloomberg in December 2015, citing a source in the government, reported that the Ministry of Defense spends about $ 3,28 million a day on military operations in Syria. RBC came to the conclusion that Russia spends 156,3 million rubles a day (about 2,2 million euros).

    And the cheerful start turned into a heavy boomerang. And when Assad leaves, Russia won't be there at all.
    1. Kostyar Offline Kostyar
      Kostyar 10 February 2021 16: 54
      +8
      How much they need, they spend so much, their own counting-GENTLEMAN ...
    2. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 10 February 2021 16: 55
      +9
      Better to spend on ammunition than to feed the Ukrainians. There is more benefit from shooting than from a heap of shit under the door in gratitude from the Ukrainians.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 10 February 2021 17: 53
        -10%
        The next pile of shit the Syrians will impose on you, as it was in the past - wait. bully And the Russian base Khmeimim, in comparison with the American bases in the region, is insignificant in its capabilities and will not be able to withstand the enemy in the event of a direct armed conflict between the USA and the Russian Federation (God forbid!), So all the author's reasoning that this base somehow provides Russia's strategic advantages in the Mediterranean seem naive.
        1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
          Just a cat (Bayun) 10 February 2021 18: 18
          +5
          Do you need to remember the past of your people? They say Biden after the inauguration "forgot" to call Israel laughing In the event of an armed conflict between Russia and the United States, Israel, at best, will cough up radioactive dust, but not for long.
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 10 February 2021 21: 17
            -8
            My PEOPLE remembers his past, and you clearly suffer from amnesia and at the same time megalomania. You even fought with Georgia in 2008. managed to lose several planes - you need to be able to do that! lol
            1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
              Marzhecki (Sergei) 11 February 2021 07: 53
              +3
              Judging by the inexhaustible stream of hatred towards everything Russian from you, you are most likely from Odessa or Dnepropetrovsk, because there is more Ukrainian (in the bad sense of the word) in you, in my outside opinion, than Jewish.
              Characters like you are the worst anti-advertising of the PEOPLE, to which you rank yourself. I have no doubt that many other Israelis are not into the thrill of reading endless vy..ry from a "Ukrainian" Jew.
              1. Binder Offline Binder
                Binder (Miron) 11 February 2021 15: 47
                -2
                And where, in my comments, did you manage to discern "an inexhaustible stream of hatred for everything Russian," Mr. Marzhetsky? Do you consider any objective view of Russia and its problems a manifestation of hatred? Your logic is weak, despite your legal education.
                As for my Odessa origin, I have repeatedly mentioned it without making a secret of it, moreover, for me the city where I was born and grew up remains native forever. And a negative attitude towards the annexation of Crimea is felt not only by the natives of Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk, but also by most of the world's population, as evidenced by the results of the vote in the UN General Assembly on resolution 68/262, when Russia was supported by only 11 states out of 193.
                1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
                  Marzhecki (Sergei) 11 February 2021 17: 20
                  0
                  Quote: Bindyuzhnik
                  And where, in my comments, did you manage to discern "an inexhaustible stream of hatred for everything Russian," Mr. Marzhetsky? Do you consider any objective view of Russia and its problems a manifestation of hatred? Your logic is weak, despite your legal education.

                  "Objectivity" does not exclude hatred. So with logic, I'm fine.
                  I guessed about Odessa myself, I don't follow all your comments. In general, I have no more questions. I already understand everything. hi
              2. Leon68 Offline Leon68
                Leon68 (Leon) 11 February 2021 19: 21
                0
                I fully support you. Bindyuzhnik is a great follower of Valtsman and Ze.
            2. sgrabik Online sgrabik
              sgrabik (Sergei) 11 February 2021 10: 10
              +1
              Bindyuzhnik (Miron), you are a stupid person, after all, time does not stand still, everything around is changing rapidly, including the technical equipment and combat capabilities of the Russian army, only fools like you stubbornly refuse to notice this and make the right things out of it findings!!!
              1. Binder Offline Binder
                Binder (Miron) 11 February 2021 15: 51
                -2
                Stupid is the one who does not understand that technical equipment and combat capabilities are being improved not only in the Russian army, but also in its potential opponents.
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    3. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) 10 February 2021 17: 47
      +10
      A fugitive gentleman, consider how much Ukraine spent on a punitive operation in Donbass. And what is typical, the money is in the sand. And the corpses of the punishers there too. When the Bandera occupation ends, all references to the punishers will disappear forever.
    4. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 11 February 2021 07: 46
      +2
      Quote: white gentleman
      And the cheerful start turned into a heavy boomerang. And when Assad leaves, Russia won't be there at all.

      Why do you think the Assad clan are such fools? Bashar seems to have replaced his father. Do you think he will not find his successors?
    5. sgrabik Online sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 11 February 2021 09: 20
      +2
      White gentleman (Ivan), well, stop talking nonsense and no need to quote the data of the Western media here, they present their information about Russia in an extremely negative, turned inside out key, all adequate people in Russia have long understood this and do not take all this lie seriously , but there are people like you, and they write such ridiculous nonsense, and in every possible way are trying to pass off wishful thinking !!!
    6. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 11 February 2021 23: 19
      0
      How much has Russia already spent on the military operation in Syria? All data on the costs of this campaign is classified.

      Everything goes according to the article "combat training costs".
      And yes, the military budget items are not a gateway for any "analytics" ..
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 10 February 2021 17: 59
    -8
    Placing the Tu-22M3M in Syria makes it possible to cover not only the Mediterranean Sea, but also the entire southern flank of NATO, the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. If we take into account that the Russian missile-carrying bombers in this modification are equipped with a refueling bar in flight, then its combat radius will increase even more significantly.

    1) Having placed the S-400 in Syria, we were assured that in the Middle East now even a fly will not fly by. In practice, it turned out that the "curvature of the Earth" turned out to be an insurmountable obstacle for these products.
    2) I admit that some of these aircraft, originally from the Union, are still capable of taking off. But it would be the height of naivety to expect that they will be able to portray any aggression against Western Europe or Turkey ...
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 10 February 2021 18: 21
      +5
      I would be interested in how the Americans are engaged in "cannibalism" for their no less ancient aviation. Anyone falling apart in flight, fu35 only make the crows laugh.
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 10 February 2021 18: 36
        -6
        The USA (without allies) of these F-35s has more than 600 units in service.
        Are you saying that they are all incapable of fighting?
        1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
          Just a cat (Bayun) 10 February 2021 19: 02
          +4
          Fu35 is not a strategic bomber. it is an expensive universal trough. it is more correct to compare it with the U-2. Easy target for fighter and air defense. they only scare the Papuans
          1. Uneven Offline Uneven
            Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 10 February 2021 19: 36
            -7
            And I'm talking about the F-35. Aircraft of the 5th generation. There are no similar ones in service in the Russian Federation yet.
            1. sgrabik Online sgrabik
              sgrabik (Sergei) 11 February 2021 09: 40
              +1
              This aircraft of the so-called 5th generation is more than vulnerable, even the Americans themselves fully admit this, you want to say that for our aerospace forces and air defense the F-35 poses some kind of special danger, all our radars see it perfectly, its flight and technical characteristics are very are far from perfect, if they can scare someone, then just not Russia, we are technically ready to counter the F-35, but if you really can't wait, then let them try to test it against us in practice, let's see what happens and what will be the end result !!!
              1. Uneven Offline Uneven
                Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 11 February 2021 09: 56
                -4
                1)
                we are technically ready to counter the F-35

                Are you talking about the S-400, for which the "curvature of the earth" is an insurmountable obstacle?

                2)
                flight performance is far from perfect

                What exactly is more advanced (from what is in service in a comparable quantity to the F-35) does the Russian army have?

                3)
                all our radars can see it perfectly

                First, NOT "everything".
                And secondly, what is the use of these "peepers" if the F-35 has, for example, the AGM-154 JSOW?
            2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
              Ulysses (Alexey) 12 February 2021 00: 11
              +1
              We do not have Zamvolts either. request
              We cannot afford to waste billions.
              With amazing kickbacks, by the way ..

          2. Uneven Offline Uneven
            Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 10 February 2021 19: 39
            -8
            By the way, what do the Americans have to do with Russian aviation junk and incomplete work?
            1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
              Just a cat (Bayun) 10 February 2021 19: 43
              +3
              Something the Americans turned their attention to fu22 and fu15 ... and only mongrels on fu35 continue to masturbate laughing They prick, gag, give the last but devour. Russian "imperfections" are bought voluntarily, and not in an order like the Jews. Where are the vaunted American stealth that shot down in Serbia? forgot??? how many calluses on the palms are left laughing
              1. Uneven Offline Uneven
                Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 10 February 2021 21: 06
                -7
                I am not aware of the US Air Force planes you mentioned.
                Modern US aviation is the strongest in the world, both qualitatively and quantitatively.
                Russian aviation of the 5th generation has already managed to lose half of its aircraft fleet. The second plane entered flight tests. There is no question of combat use yet. In the United States, 5th generation aircraft are in service and have been successfully used in a combat situation for several years and without combat losses.
                1. sgrabik Online sgrabik
                  sgrabik (Sergei) 11 February 2021 10: 02
                  +1
                  Quote: Uneven
                  Modern US aviation is the strongest in the world, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

                  In quantitative terms, yes, no one here even argues that the Americans managed to rivet the planes more than anyone else, but qualitatively this is no longer the case, all these new so-called 5th generation planes actually do not represent anything special, just a huge list of flaws, problems with software and with many critical components, you can repeat at least a thousand times like a mantra that the American Air Force has the most modern, technically advanced and high-quality aircraft, but this is all a bluff and from your delusional admonitions these aircraft are better not become, no matter how much you want it !!!
                  1. Uneven Offline Uneven
                    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 11 February 2021 10: 27
                    -4
                    you can repeat at least a thousand times like a mantra that the American Air Force has the most modern, technically advanced and high-quality aircraft, but this is all a bluff and your delusional admonitions will not make these aircraft better

                    1) There are no absolutely perfect complex technical products.
                    2) If we compare the aviation of the United States and Russia, then the absolute superiority of the Americans, both quantitatively and qualitatively, is undoubtedly.
                    3) Over the past several decades, the American Air Force has successfully solved all the tasks that are assigned to them.
    2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 11 February 2021 23: 20
      0
      ) Having placed the S-400 in Syria, we were assured that in the Middle East now a fly would not fly by.

      Who assured you ?? belay
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 12 February 2021 08: 39
        -1
        Who assured you?

        sent you in a personal.
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 11 February 2021 12: 21
    +4
    The Russian Federation urgently needs to create a new anti-submarine aircraft, for example, on the basis of the already mastered Tu-204. It will not be possible to endlessly use the remnants of Soviet aircraft, and even in the event of a military conflict, each of their losses will be irreparable, which is not good.
  4. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 11 February 2021 18: 11
    -3
    With one type of weapon to deter the second army in NATO Turkey and a dozen US bases around. ... It sounds like it. Straight Wunderwaffe. In VM2, the Germans were not helped by the unparalleled FAU 2 or jet aircraft. There is safety in numbers.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 12 February 2021 06: 04
      0
      You really do not compare the Russian Federation with the Third Reich, ok? soldier
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 13 February 2021 01: 46
        -2
        Quote: Marzhetsky
        You really do not compare the Russian Federation with the Third Reich, ok?

        And a bunch of parallels accumulated!)))) The Fuhrer was not replaceable ... The Anschluss of Crimea ... Instead of Jews, Ukrainians .. You can continue if you wish ..
        1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 13 February 2021 08: 25
          0
          Well, how many years was Merkel in power in Germany? And Putin had a castling with Medvedev.
          Crimea became part of Russia in accordance with a referendum. Was he in Austria?
          Sorry, is Russia really carrying out the genocide of Ukrainians? Concentration camps, death camps, ovens? In the same Crimea, education is allowed in Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages.
          Are you sick or what?
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 13 February 2021 10: 46
            -3
            Quote: Marzhetsky
            Crimea became part of Russia in accordance with a referendum.

            The Anschluss is also a referendum and the genocide of Jews in Germany was not immediately, it is not necessary all in a heap.
            The speed with which the referendum was held is amazing. Or polite people or little green men fell from the sky there?
            Crimea is a great special operation. services of the Russian Federation. It would be all legal Crimea would be recognized by all countries of the WORLD. You can deceive me, you are not deceived by the foreign ministries and intelligence services of other countries.

            Quote: Marzhetsky
            In the same Crimea, education is permitted in Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages.

            You are still in the 21st century and it should be a NORMAL, not an achievement.
            1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
              Marzhecki (Sergei) 13 February 2021 11: 55
              0
              Sorry, this is all demagoguery
          2. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 13 February 2021 10: 52
            -3
            Quote: Marzhetsky
            Well, how many years was Merkel in power in Germany?

            Especially about that. And the German Constitution was also altered to fit it? Your Tereshkova?
            1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
              Marzhecki (Sergei) 13 February 2021 11: 56
              0
              Personally, I did not vote for these amendments and do not support rewriting under Putin. But it is not necessary to mold Hitler from Putin.
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 13 February 2021 13: 26
                -1
                Quote: Marzhetsky
                But it is not necessary to mold Hitler from Putin.

                And I don’t sculpt. There are also differences between them. Hitler came to power legally, and Putin was put in power by BLAT or through a threat to Yeltsin. The Russian Federation is now ruled by a former KGB officer, then a criminal and his cronies. This is the main difference.
                If we compare Germany then and the Russian Federation, the former was nevertheless more developed than its competitors and then lost. Russia is now at the tail of progress and also hopes for that. GDP will lead the Russian Federation wherever. It's not FALL yet,