Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Russia claims that American reconnaissance aircraft flew over Khmeimim airbase in Syria during drone attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry stated an American reconnaissance aircraft in the area of Khmeimim at the time of the attack on the Russian bases in Syria, reports RIA Novosti.

    It was reported that a Poseidon aircraft was patrolling over the Mediterranean Sea between Tartus and Khmeimim at an altitude of seven thousand meters for over four hours. The Russian Defense Ministry called this “a strange coincidence.”

    Concerning the easy access to the purchase of UAVs, the Ministry stated that “it is …

  • Kremlin accuses US of involvement in drone attack on Russian military base in Syria

    The attack of drones on Russian military facilities in Syria, is believed to be the work of US special services, as stated by the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich to RIA Novosti.

    On Monday, January 8th, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the militants operating in Syria had access to advanced technologies that allow drones to drop professionally assembled explosives precisely on assigned coordinates at a distance of up …

  • Pentagon: Drones that attacked Khmeimim airbase made from materials available on open market

    The technology and devices that were used by militants to attack the Russian Khmeimim Airbase in Syria are “easily accessible on the open market,” Adrian Rankin-Galloway, a representative of the Pentagon, told RIA Novosti.

    “We’ve seen the Islamic State use this kind of technology,” he said, adding that “these devices and this technology can be easily purchased on the open market…and this is cause for concern,” Rankin-Galloway said.

    The fact that Russian soldiers, on the night of January 5th, …

  • Russia confirms drone attacks on military bases in Syria

    Russian military forces prevented drone attacks carried out by militants on two Russian bases in Syria – Khmeimim and Tartus, stated the Russian Ministry of Defense, reports Interfax.

    According to the Russian ministry, militants attempted to send ten unmanned vehicles to the airbase in Khmeimim and three more to the naval facility in Tartus. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, all of the drones were neutralized.

    “Seven unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed by the standard Pantsir- …

  • Russian airbase in Syria comes under drone attack

    Russian airbase in Khmeimim came under attack by makeshift drones, reports Directorate 4 Telegram channel.

    Several drones were reportedly shot down by the Russian military. The damage caused by the attack is not known. However, multiple makeshift drones carrying explosives can break into the perimeter of the base and drop their loads on the equipment stored outdoors.

    Ahrar Al-Alawi(Alawite rebels) group took responsibility for the recent attacks on the Russian airbase. The group  vowed to …

  • Russian media: mortars used in bombardment of Russian airbase in Syria were brought from Turkey

    The Russian military base in Syrian Khmeimim was shelled using an 82-millimeter automatic mortar Vasilek (Cornflower), writes Russian newspaper Vestnik Mordovii (Herald of Mordovia) quoting military experts.

    The mortar has a small weight (just over 630 kilograms) that allows to place it, for example, in a minivan, and high rate of fire (up to 120 shots per minute). Vasilek can fire in single and automatic mode using four-round clips. It can use high-explosive, armor-piercing and smoke shells, …

  • Kremlin accuses the US of involvement in the attack on Khmeimim military base in Syria

    The attack on the Khmeimim air base in Syria was a result of the failure of the Syrian military and the increased activity of the American special services that are “working with the militants”, as stated by the first deputy chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council, Franz Klintsevich, during a broadcast of NSN news.

    "This only happened because our troops were withdrawn, and there were just enough of them left to keep the military base functioning. What was …

  • Russian Defense Ministry denies destruction of seven aircraft but admits bombardment of airbase in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense denied reports of the destruction of seven Russian aircraft at the Khmeimim Airbase in Syria. At the same time, they acknowledged that the base was bombarded on December 31, and two Russian servicemen were killed as a result.

    “The report in Kommersant about the alleged ‘actual destruction’ of seven Russian military aircraft at the Khmeimim Airbase is fake. On December 31, 2017, at the onset of darkness, the Khmeimim airfield was subjected to sudden mortar …

  • Russia sends flying hospital to Syria

    In the sky near the Syrian city of Latakia, witnesses saw an Il-76MD “Scalpel-MT” flying military hospital. On January 3, photographer Ahmad Alfarwi posted a photo of the aircraft on his Facebook page.The only airport near Latakia is Khmeimim in Syria, which has been a Russian airbase since 2015.

    The flying military hospital has reanimation, operating, consulting, and diagnostic units, as well as ultrasound equipment, an X-ray machine, an electrocardiogram lab, and a blood lab. If necessary, …

  • Media: Russia loses seven aircraft after mortar attack on Khmeimim airbase in Syria

    On the last day of 2017, militants in Syria launched a mortar attack on the Russian airbase in Khmeimim. Moscow lost four Su-24 bombers, two Su-35S fighters, and an An-72 transport aircraft, as reported by the newspaper Kommersant, citing two military-diplomatic sources. The newspaper added that more than ten servicemen may have been wounded.

    The newspaper called it “one of the most serious incidents” during the entire time of the Russian operation in Syria. Kommersant’s sources did not …