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Russian Air Force switches to their advanced jets after terrorist MANPAD attack

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M.A.

Five days after the downing of the Su-25 aircraft by terrorist rebels in Idlib, the Russian Aerospace Forces have switched to using their advanced Su-30 and Su-35 jets in Syria. 

According to the military source, due to the small number of Su-30 and Su-35 jets in Syria at the moment, the Russian Aerospace Forces have temporarily halted air operations above some parts of the Idlib Governorate.

The purpose of switching to the Su-30 and Su-35 jets is due to their ability to launch airstrikes from high altitudes, putting them out of range from the terrorist anti-aircraft missiles (MANPAD) in the Idlib and Hama governorates.

Most of the Su-30 and Su-35 jets were withdrawn from Syria after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Hmaymim Military Airport in December; however, they are preparing to bring them back after the downing of the Su-25.

Al Masdar News

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