Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Russia intends to lease new airfield in Syria to counter potential US missile attacks

    Russia is negotiating with Damascus a lease of a military airfield in the city of Qamishli. It is assumed that Russia will deploy there its Middle Eastern missile control center to counter potential US attacks.

    Washington can deploy missiles on the territory of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and other countries in the region. The presence of air defense and missile-defense systems in Qamishli will allow Russia to intercept the US missiles long before they reach Russia's territory, reports Avia.Pro …

  • Russia expands Khmeimim airbase in Syria to accommodate more planes

    Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in Syria can accommodate only 30 warplanes and helicopters but after the expansion is complete it will be able to accommodate more aircraft, reports the Russian TASS news agency with reference to a military representative from the Khmeimim airbase.

    “The second runway is being upgraded. It will increase its capabilities. New hangars have been built to store the aircraft and protect the planes against possible drone attacks, as well as from rain and direct sunlight”, …

  • Media: Russian naval base in Syria comes under regular attacks

    Despite the fact that there have not been any Russian Defense Ministry’s reports about attacks on the Russian naval base in Syria, militants regularly attack Russian warships and the Russian Navy base in Tartus, report several Russian news outlets.

    "Air defense systems that are deployed in Tartus, systematically shoot down drones that terrorists send to carry out attacks on Russian facilities. However, missile systems cope with these attacks easily. No flying weapons were able to reach their …

  • Moscow’s successes in Syria: Two churches built and monitoring of Israeli airspace began

    The once obscure and underdeveloped Syrian port city of Tartus has turned in a short time into the largest closed water space in the area, with modern berths and shore-based ship life support systems. In an article for the Russian news outlet Izvestia, Russian military expert Vladislav Shurygin writes that the bay could comfortably accommodate “an entire flotilla”.

    According to him, the developed infrastructure established in the bay can accommodate the crews of ships and submarines. The …

  • Russian fighter jets thwart Israeli attack on Syria

    Russian fighter jets blocked Israeli planes and drones which were trying to carry out another attack on Syria, claims the Russian news outlet

    Thursday night, as Israel was preparing another series of strikes on the Damascus suburbs, two Russian fighter jets took off from the Russian military airbase Khmeimim, located in Latakia province, and headed for the south of Syria. According to, these planes thwarted Israeli strikes on the  Syrian capital and its suburbs.

    According …

  • Russia accuses the US of orchestrating a drone attack on Khmeimim air base in Syria

    Colonel-General Alexander Fomin, who is the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry, stated during a working the meeting that the American warplane was involved in the attack on the Russian military airbase Khmeimim, located in the Syrian province of Latakia.

    "Thirteen drones were moving in combat formation, operated by one crew. All this time, for eight hours, the American reconnaissance aircraft P-8A Poseidon was cruising over the Mediterranean sea. When these 13 drones were in the …

  • Russia demonstrates bulletproof barrier at Khmeimim airbase in Syria

    The MAKHAON-Praktika bullet-scattering fence was tested in Russia during the filming of the “Military Acceptance” TV program. According to the Russian TV channel Zvezda, the fence is already being used at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

    The barrier is designed to protect particularly important facilities that are likely to come under terrorist attack.

    The effectiveness of the fence was reportedly demonstrated during the test. Control shots were fired at targets behind the prototypes, and the …

  • Russian military base in Syria attacked by drones again

    Russia's Khmeimim airbase in Syria has been attacked by terrorists who used missiles and drones. According to Arab media, explosions were heard as far as the coastal city of Jableh. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the attack was successfully repelled, missiles and drones intercepted.

    According to the Ministry, two drones were destroyed. There were no casualties or material damage, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    This is not the first time that he Khmeimim air base comes …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria attacked by drones for third time in a month

    Six drones belonging to the Syrian militants tried to attack the Russian Khmeimim Air Base. All  the drones were destroyed, no one was hurt, reports the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to TASS news agency, the drones approached the airfield from the northwest side. The Russian military used air defense systems in the response.

    Russian Defense Ministry noted that it was the third attempt to attack the airbase in a month. Previously, the airbase was attacked on August 8. Then two civilians …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria comes under attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that militants carried out an attack on the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the militants fired three rocket-propelled rounds in the direction of the base which fell on the territory of the settlement of Ruaised Afif.

    The attack happened at about 14:30 Moscow time in the north part of the airfield.

    No damage to the base has been reported, but four residents were injured.