Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • 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.

  • Russian Khmeimim Air Base in Syria comes under another drone attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian military repelled another attack on Khmeimim air base in Syria. Russian Defense Ministry says that this time the militants tried to attack the base using three unmanned aerial vehicles, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    "On the night of July 12 with the help of Russian air defense system three UAVs were timely detected and destroyed at a safe distance from the air base," reports the Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria comes under attack

    The Khmeimim base operated by the Russian Air Force in Syria was attacked by opposition forces opposing the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

    The Russian State News Agency Novosti reported the shelling of Khmeimim by 17 projectiles from a multiple rocket launcher, referencing a message released by the Russian Ministry of Defense. 

    According to Russian media, nine shells were destroyed by the air defense at the airbase, another eight did not reach the base. the Russian military does not consider it …

  • US military aircraft spotted near Russian airbase in Syria

    An American reconnaissance plane was spotted near the Russian airbase Khmeimim in Syria and naval logistics base in Tartus, Interfax reports, citing the data of Western aviation resources.

    The US RC-135 surveillance aircraft was flying over the international waters of the Eastern Mediterranean along the Syrian coast for over two hours at a distance of about 60 km from Russian bases and an altitude of 9,600 meters.

    On January 4, an American P-8A Poseidon patrol plane also carried out a …

  • Media: Explosions reported in the sky near Russian airbase in Syria

    Telegram channel Directorate 4 reported, citing the Syrian media, that there were explosions in the sky over the city of Jableh, where the Russian Khmeimim airbase is located.

    According to preliminary data, air defense systems located in the base fired two rockets on militant drones.

    The last drone attack on the Russian military base in Khmeimim was reported in September. At that time two anti-aircraft systems destroyed two militant drones.

    At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin …

  • Russian politician proposes shooting down US planes over Syria

    The Russian military may shoot down more than just US-guided drones if there is another assault on its air base in Syria, warned Vladimir Shamanov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee. Russia may even target the American aircraft from which the drones are believed to be controlled.

    Shamanov stresses that Moscow’s accusations that Washington attacked the Khmeimim Air Base using drones controlled from a US Poseidon 8 aircraft are based on “reliably gathered information”.

    “Next time, this …

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

    The Russian Defense Ministry accused the US of carrying the January drone attack on the Russian Khmeimim base in Syria.

    "Thirteen drones were moving in a unified assault order and operated by a single crew. At that time the American Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane was flying over the Mediterranean Sea for eight hours” said the Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin as quoted by TASS.

    According to him, the drones switched to manual guidance upon encountering Russia’s electronic …

  • Media: Russia to start using electromagnetic cannons in Syria

    Russia is testing its electromagnetic weapons in field conditions, TASS quotes an advisor to the first deputy general director of the Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies, Vladimir Mikheyev as saying. Viktor Murakhovsky, the editor-in-chief of the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, told National News Service that Russia could soon use such weapons in Syria.

    According to Mikheyev, electromagnetic weapons systems (microwave directed-energy weapons) “exist and are being very effectively …

  • Russian cargo planes deliver S-300 missile systems to Syria

    Over the last two days, three Russian Air Force An-124−100 Ruslan cargo planes flew to Khmeimim airbase in Syria, reports Eurasia Daily. The planes flew over the Caspian Sea and then Iran and Iraq. According to the reports, seven more IL-76 military cargo planes landed in Khmeimim airbase during this past week.

    On September 24, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu announced that Russia would begin deliveries of S-300 systems to Syria. The Russian decision to send these systems to Syria came …