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WaPo: Indicted Russian Contacted Assad Before Attack on US Troops

25 February 2018, 01:48 | Floyd Cook

WaPo: Indicted Russian Contacted Assad Before Attack on US Troops

WaPo: Indicted Russian Contacted Assad Before Attack on US Troops

On Thursday, multiple media organisations around the world reported that Russian Federation may have deployed at least a pair of SU-57 fighters to the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

Additionally, the plane is equipped with an airborne active phased array radar, which helps the Su-57 detect air, ground and naval targets at distances far beyond most modern systems.

Russian media reported details of air force and naval reinforcements sent by Moscow during the last two days to Syria, in a major shift from previous directions to reduce the Russian military presence in Syria. Although the two warplanes appear to look similar to the Su-57, RT can not verify the authenticity of the video and is trying to verify its source.

Hours after a US Army official confirmed that Russian Federation had sent its most advanced fighter jet to Syria, images from an Israeli satellite show two of those jets at a Syrian air base, further fueling speculations that Russian Federation is continuing to increase its military presence in Syria. The single-seat, twin-engine multi-role fighter are meant to go up against the Air Force's F-22 Raptor, which the US uses in patrols over Syria, and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Putin presented a Gold Star medal of the Hero of Russian Federation to the family of Major Roman Filipov, a military pilot who died heroically fighting terrorists in Syria on February 3. "They have already proved their worth and global competitiveness", he said.

"The skies over Iraq and specifically Syria have really just been a treasure trove for them to see how we operate", Lt. Gen. VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson said at an Air Force Association briefing hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in January.


But Bronk said the Su-57s in Syria were a "double-edged sword".

It is unclear if their deployment is a response to USA deploying F-22s to the region or if Russian Federation is using the Syrian theater as an opportunity to test the new aircraft.

Marketing ploy for a prestige plane?

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Overall, if Russian Federation does have Su-57s in Syria, it's likely a marketing ploy to increase exports as Russia's economy flags under weak oil prices.

However, any deployment to Syria would also raise eyebrows as the SU-57 is still in development and only a handful of prototypes are known to exist. "First stage state trials are over", Yuri Borisov, the deputy minister of defence, said earlier in February. At the same time Russian Federation tried to convince United States that their military was not involved in this.



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