At the airport the Russian air group in Hamim will create new infrastructure in connection with his transfer to Russia in perpetuity; it is about modernization of the runway and aerodrome equipment, as well as on the improvement of radio and starting positions of forces and means of air defense, told RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov.
“We came to Syria for the long haul. Therefore, the improvement of infrastructure on the airfield and in the area of its deployment in General – the task to be solved in the foreseeable future,” said the Senator, adding that speech can go about two and a half to three years.
According to Ozerov, most likely, in the Hamim will be created “at least” a second runway, because of the high flight intensity of the current band wears out quickly and can get the question of its repair.
“But the modernization will affect not only the runway and airfield equipment, but also to improve radio and starting positions of forces and means of air defense, development of residential zones, water supply and sanitation, the extension of the exclusion zone and engineering equipment adjacent to the airfield territory,” he said.
Also upgrade the base in Hamim may relate to the location of the complex s-400 and ways of masking, did not rule out the Senator.