Syrian polygon: how the war helped to break the Russian weapons

Syrian polygon: how the war helped to break the Russian weapons

The war in Syria helped to conduct a battle analysis of Russian military equipment, identify its shortcomings and to work on its improvement, said Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. According to him, a special performance in the Syrian campaign demonstrated missile complexes “Iskander-M” and rocket systems of volley fire “Smerch”.


In combat in Syria have been run, new samples of Russian weapons and military equipment, and also received the confirmation of the design solutions employed in the systems under test. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov on the results of the trip to Syria, quoted by “Interfax”. December 13-14, Yuri Borisov visited the SAR, where he met with President Bashar al-Assad.

From arms of the aerospace forces and army aviation, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov noted that the following equipment: long-range aviation aircraft Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 aircraft naval aviation MiG-29K/KUB and helicopters Ka-52K.

“The su-30CM and su-35 demonstrated a high potential of multifunctionality, using the positions of the militants with weapons, characteristic of attack aircraft”, — said Yuri Borisov. He also noted that the outcome of the Syrian campaign was produced by retrofitting of helicopters Mi-28N, Ka-52, Mi-35M and Mi-8AMTSH-B.

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“The forces of JSC “UAC”, JSC “Helicopters of Russia”, tactical missiles Corporation and other companies at the airport Hamim was deployed engineering base to maintain the serviceability of aircraft. Coordinated work of our specialists ensured high intensity of the fighting aviation group, which reached up to 100 sorties a day” — said Deputy Prime Minister.

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A few words said Borisov also of arms and military equipment of antiaircraft defense. In his words, “batteries of anti-aircraft missile and gun complex “Carapace-s” have destroyed a large number of unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles, provided cover from their attacks of troops and military equipment”.

Air defense missile-gun complex ground-based and sea-based “Pantsir-s” was developed by the Tula instrument design Bureau name shipunova, included in the holding “NPO “Precision complexes” of the state Corporation “rostec”. It is designed for middle cover civil and military installations from air attack in any weather-climatic and electronic atmosphere day and night. The complex can also carry out protection defended object from ground and surface threats.