A group of VKS combat fighters arrived at the Khmeimim airbase


On Thursday, February 18, Tu-154 headed from the Astrakhan region from the territory of the Privolzhsky airfield towards the Russian air base Khmeimim in Syria. This aircraft acted as the leader for a group of combat aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces.


Military experts do not yet have a consensus on the purpose of the transfer of combat aircraft to Khmeimim - whether it is a strengthening of the air group of Russian troops or a banal rotation.

However, planes arrive in Khmeimim not only from Russia. So, earlier the media reported on the landing of aircraft from Iran at the Russian airbase in the SAR. Presumably, the Iranians are thus transferring short-range missiles to Syria, which are planned to be used against the pro-Turkish forces - it is likely that Tehran intends to launch a series of attacks on the Ankara-backed militants and their depots. equipment and weapons.


Earlier, the Iranians used the airport in Damascus to transport their military assets, but due to the danger of Israeli air strikes, Tehran decided to use the Russian Khmeimim airbase.

Meanwhile, in early February, attacks on Khmeimim were delivered from the territory of the de-escalation zone in Idlib, where terrorist armed groups operate. The Russian airbase was attacked with multiple launch rocket systems. But the deeply echeloned air defense system successfully repulsed the attacks of the militants.
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  1. Lawyer Online Lawyer
    Lawyer (Arthur) 19 February 2021 10: 40
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    Why do fighters need a leading aircraft when flying? They themselves will get lost or what?
    1. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
      Ser sash (Ser Sash) 19 February 2021 10: 49
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      Disguises the group for radars.
    2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 19 February 2021 11: 04
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      Quote: Lawyer
      Why do fighters need a leading aircraft when flying? They themselves will get lost or what?

      An experienced navigator with knowledge of English was put on the presenter so that the fighter pilots would not be distracted by navigation and communication with dispatchers.
    3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 19 February 2021 13: 07
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      Why do fighters need a leading aircraft when flying? They themselves will get lost or what?

      - So after all, we fly along "air corridors" (where they are allowed ... - we fly there) ... - We fly along "legal labyrinths" ... - And then "step to the right, step to the left" ... the slightest violation .. - and they will shoot down ... the Turks again ... - And then what ??? - Again we will wait for "apologies" ... - yes, we will hope for "tomatoes" and "tourists" (something these "hopes" did not justify themselves ") ...
      - And the Turks ... - they don't talk a lot ... - they just knock them down; and then they begin to "figure it out" ...
      - Ours can only frighten ...: "Just try again !!!" ; "This will happen again and ... !!!" ; '"Next time we will not tolerate this !!!" and so on and so on ...
      - Generally ... - all this is very dangerous ... - all this "for the time being - until the time" ... - all these flights over foreign territories (I will not speak about the water "Turkish straits") ... - this is not the case ... - The Turks will again unexpectedly catch and strike (and then find the reason) ... - We need to have powerful Russian military bases in Syria ...
      - My plus for you ... - everything is quite adequate on your part ...
      1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) 19 February 2021 15: 47
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        Quote: gorenina91
        And then "step to the right-step to the left" ... the slightest violation ... - and they will shoot down ... again the Turks ...

        The flight route lies away from Turkey and passes through the Caspian, Iran and Iraq.
        1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
          gorenina91 (Irina) 19 February 2021 16: 55
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          The flight route lies away from Turkey and passes through the Caspian, Iran and Iraq.

          - What do you mean ??? - Of course ... - this is a completely different matter ... - Hahah ...
          - Damn ... - Yes, over Iraq and Iran will be shot down even faster ... - Break your head then ... - who shot down; who "brought"; whose provocation it was ... - And what's the difference !!!
          - Our combat helicopter was recently shot down by the Turks over the territory of Armenia during the war in Karabakh ... - Well, then the Azerbaijanis "took it upon themselves" ... - "apologized" and "promised compensation" for our killed pilots (how blasphemous is this sounds); about which the truth is today everyone keeps deathly silence ...
          - And today ... - they will shoot down over Iraq and Iran ... - no one will even "confess" ...
          - It's just a matter of time ... - they just "set up" and shoot down, if not a fighter or an attack aircraft ... - it's just a military transport aircraft ... - All that ... - have already forgotten about the downed Il-20; which was set under fire by the Syrian air defense systems ... - Who would have thought then ...
          - And even now ... - they don't want to think either ...

          - Thunder will not strike ... - the man will not cross himself ...
  2. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 20 February 2021 23: 07
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    Quote: Lawyer
    Why do fighters need a leading aircraft when flying? They themselves will get lost or what?

    - So it is more reliable in terms of navigational support - they will not get lost for sure.
  3. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 20 February 2021 23: 08
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    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: Lawyer
    Why do fighters need a leading aircraft when flying? They themselves will get lost or what?

    An experienced navigator with knowledge of English was put on the presenter so that the fighter pilots would not be distracted by navigation and communication with dispatchers.

    - All true.