You just have to watch the video — we don’t want to ruin the surprise. So instead we’ll give you a treatise on Russia and Syria.
Russia has long been a force to be reckoned with in any war, due to their hardened armed forces as well as to the increasing advancements in their weaponry. The ongoing war in Syria has showcased some of Russia’s firepower, especially in its attack helicopters and jets that are capable of inflicting great damage at close range.
President Vladimir Putin has pointed out that Russia’s new weapons have proven just how powerful they can be in the recent Syrian air strikes against the Islamic State jihadists, helping turn the tide in favor of the Syrian government and reclaiming towns and cities previously held by the insurgents. According to Putin, Russian jets and warplanes have completed more than 10,000 combat missions, struck over 30,000 targets, and assisted the Syrian army in driving out hostile forces from some 500 towns and villages.
Russian jets and helicopters are known for their aggressive actions and reactions in battle, striking terror in enemy camps and establishing a psychological fear due to just how much damage they can do. Putin further discusses the efficiency and high quality of Russian warplanes, and argues that their attacks have been precise and powerful, and while there is still a long way to go towards winning Syria back completely, these fighter planes will continue to assist the local government and army.
These Russian aircraft are currently making headlines in the wake of the current NATO talks, as the USA is protesting Russia’s “aggressive” behavior in certain air spaces, towards specific US naval and air force units. The Russian government has denied the claims, stating that their aircraft are following set guidelines.
Russia currently has hundreds of bombers and attack jets, attack helicopters, and fighter jets at its disposal. These include the MiG-29/35, MiG-31, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27/30, Su-34, Tu-160 and the well known Mi-24/35, Mi-28, Ka-50 and Ka-52.