Two Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets have successfully finished a two-day program of tests, including combat ones, in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on March 1.
“Indeed, they were there for a while. Two days. During that time, they completed a program of trials, including combat ones,” the minister said. “I can say that the trials were success and the planes returned home a week ago.”
According to photos and videos appearing online, Russia deployed at least two Su-57 stealth fighter jets in Syria on February 23. The jets arrived Hmeimim airbase, near the Syrian coastal city of Jableh. Since then, numerous speculations had been circulating on the purpose and details of the deployment.