Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Russia transfers new weapons to Syria ‘because of US activity’

    The Russian Defense Ministry has transferred anti-air systems to the Khmeimim airbase, the newspaper Kommersant writes, citing a source. According to Kommersant, after the US-led coalition’s previous strike, a Tor-M2 missile system battery has been deployed at the Russian airbase, in addition to the previously deployed anti-air defense systems.

    In addition, the flotilla of Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea has also been enlarged. On August 25, the frigates Admiral Grigorovich and …

  • Media: Russia warned Turkey about military coup

    It was Russia that gave Turkish national intelligence information on the military coup being planned in the country, Iranian news outlet Fars reports, citing unidentified Arabic media. The information concerned Turkish President Recep Erdogan directly. Several helicopters were reportedly heading for a hotel in the Marmaris resort where the president was located at the time. Erdogan left the hotel 44 minutes before they arrived.

    According to unidentified Turkish diplomats, the Russian army in …

  • Russian military repel another drone attack on Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

    The Russian military shot down five drones approaching the Russian Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on its Facebook page.

    According to the Ministry of Defense, militants launched drones from the de-escalation zone in the Idlib province. The Russian military destroyed them at a distance from the air base. There were no casualties and no material damage.

    During the same day, Syria recorded 25 shooting attacks on the government troops. As a result, three Syrian …

  • Drone attacks on Russian military base in Syria continue

    The Russian military in Syria has shot down another drone near its Khmeimim air base. The drone was reportedly launched from the militant-controlled de-escalation zone in Idlib.

    This was reported by the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria in a statement on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website.

    The report states that it was a strike drone, and belonged to the terrorists. It was shot down by an anti-air weapon at a safe distance from the Russian air base. No one …

  • Unidentified drones attack Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria

    Unidentified drones attacked the Russian airbase Khmeimim in Syria, reported Telegram channel Directorate 4, which is monitoring the situation in the Middle East.

    Local residents said that they hear the sound of the air defense systems in the area of the air base.

    Russian air defense systems have repeatedly destroyed several drones which tried to attack airbase. The last drone attack took place in the Syrian province of Latakia on July 1. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the …

  • Kremlin: six Su-25 fighters returned from Syria to their permanent bases in Russia

    Six Russian Su-25 fighters landed at one of the military airfields in the Krasnodar Krai after a multi-day mission in Syria, TASS news agency reports citing the Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Second Command Lieutenant General Victor Sevostianov, TASS reports.

    "After a long trip to Syria, the servicemen of our legendary 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army of the Southern Military District returned home. The crews have fulfilled the critical task of liberating a friendly country from …

  • Russian airbase in Syria comes under drone attack

    On the night of June 20, Russian Khmeimim airbase came under drone attack, reported Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the Russian military, the airfield was attacked by small drones and Russian anti-aircraft destroyed all of them.

    According to the Ministry, at the moment, base is operating as usual. No casualties or material damage has been reported.

    Youtube users also published videos which show a drone being destroyed by a rocket from an air defense system. It is reported that …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: Two military helicopters returned to Russia from Syria

    Two Ka-52 helicopters returned to Russia after carrying out military tasks in Syria, RIA Novosti reported, citing the Ministry of Defense. The helicopters and their crews were transported by an An-124 Ruslan military transport aircraft from the Khmeimim aerodrome.

    As indicated by the military department, after returning to Russia, the pilots and helicopters will be sent to permanent deployment bases.

    Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta previously reported that over the past week, 11 planes …

  • Israel says hotline with Russia prevented downing of Russian warplane over Golan Heights

    Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said during an interview with RIA Novosti that a hotline between the Israeli military and their Russian counterparts in Syria, which has been in effect for nearly three years, helped to prevent a serious incident in the first months of its operation, when a Russian Air Force plane almost entered the airspace of the Jewish state.

    "It [the hotline] saves lives because it helps to avoid misunderstandings. In the very beginning of Russian presence, …

  • Russian Su-30SM fighter crashes off Syrian coast

    A Russian Su-30SM fighter aircraft crashed after takeoff from Khmeimim airbase in Syria, as reported by Interfax with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.  Both pilots were killed.

    The accident occurred on May 3 at 9:45 am over the Mediterranean Sea. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the plane was not shot down.  The Ministry alleged that a bird could have gotten into the aircraft engine.

    "According to preliminary information, the cause of the crash could be a bird hitting the …