Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Russia accuses the US of orchestrating a drone attack on Khmeimim air base in Syria

    Colonel-General Alexander Fomin, who is the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry, stated during a working the meeting that the American warplane was involved in the attack on the Russian military airbase Khmeimim, located in the Syrian province of Latakia.

    "Thirteen drones were moving in combat formation, operated by one crew. All this time, for eight hours, the American reconnaissance aircraft P-8A Poseidon was cruising over the Mediterranean sea. When these 13 drones were in the …

  • Russia demonstrates bulletproof barrier at Khmeimim airbase in Syria

    The MAKHAON-Praktika bullet-scattering fence was tested in Russia during the filming of the “Military Acceptance” TV program. According to the Russian TV channel Zvezda, the fence is already being used at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

    The barrier is designed to protect particularly important facilities that are likely to come under terrorist attack.

    The effectiveness of the fence was reportedly demonstrated during the test. Control shots were fired at targets behind the prototypes, and the …

  • Russian military base in Syria attacked by drones again

    Russia's Khmeimim airbase in Syria has been attacked by terrorists who used missiles and drones. According to Arab media, explosions were heard as far as the coastal city of Jableh. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the attack was successfully repelled, missiles and drones intercepted.

    According to the Ministry, two drones were destroyed. There were no casualties or material damage, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    This is not the first time that he Khmeimim air base comes …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria attacked by drones for third time in a month

    Six drones belonging to the Syrian militants tried to attack the Russian Khmeimim Air Base. All  the drones were destroyed, no one was hurt, reports the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to TASS news agency, the drones approached the airfield from the northwest side. The Russian military used air defense systems in the response.

    Russian Defense Ministry noted that it was the third attempt to attack the airbase in a month. Previously, the airbase was attacked on August 8. Then two civilians …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria comes under attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that militants carried out an attack on the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the militants fired three rocket-propelled rounds in the direction of the base which fell on the territory of the settlement of Ruaised Afif.

    The attack happened at about 14:30 Moscow time in the north part of the airfield.

    No damage to the base has been reported, but four residents were injured.

  • Russian Khmeimim Air Base in Syria comes under another drone attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian military repelled another attack on Khmeimim air base in Syria. Russian Defense Ministry says that this time the militants tried to attack the base using three unmanned aerial vehicles, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    "On the night of July 12 with the help of Russian air defense system three UAVs were timely detected and destroyed at a safe distance from the air base," reports the Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria comes under attack

    The Khmeimim base operated by the Russian Air Force in Syria was attacked by opposition forces opposing the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

    The Russian State News Agency Novosti reported the shelling of Khmeimim by 17 projectiles from a multiple rocket launcher, referencing a message released by the Russian Ministry of Defense. 

    According to Russian media, nine shells were destroyed by the air defense at the airbase, another eight did not reach the base. the Russian military does not consider it …

  • US military aircraft spotted near Russian airbase in Syria

    An American reconnaissance plane was spotted near the Russian airbase Khmeimim in Syria and naval logistics base in Tartus, Interfax reports, citing the data of Western aviation resources.

    The US RC-135 surveillance aircraft was flying over the international waters of the Eastern Mediterranean along the Syrian coast for over two hours at a distance of about 60 km from Russian bases and an altitude of 9,600 meters.

    On January 4, an American P-8A Poseidon patrol plane also carried out a …

  • Media: Explosions reported in the sky near Russian airbase in Syria

    Telegram channel Directorate 4 reported, citing the Syrian media, that there were explosions in the sky over the city of Jableh, where the Russian Khmeimim airbase is located.

    According to preliminary data, air defense systems located in the base fired two rockets on militant drones.

    The last drone attack on the Russian military base in Khmeimim was reported in September. At that time two anti-aircraft systems destroyed two militant drones.

    At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin …

  • Russian politician proposes shooting down US planes over Syria

    The Russian military may shoot down more than just US-guided drones if there is another assault on its air base in Syria, warned Vladimir Shamanov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee. Russia may even target the American aircraft from which the drones are believed to be controlled.

    Shamanov stresses that Moscow’s accusations that Washington attacked the Khmeimim Air Base using drones controlled from a US Poseidon 8 aircraft are based on “reliably gathered information”.

    “Next time, this …