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JULY 2020

Syria Receives “Second Batch” Of MiG-29 Fighter Jets, When “First Batch” Took Place And What It Was Unclear

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Syria Receives "Second Batch" Of MiG-29 Fighter Jets, When "First Batch" Took Place And What It Was Unclear

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The Syrian Arab Army received its second batch of MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia.

When exactly the first batch was delivered and what it consisted of remains entirely unclear.

“In the framework of military and technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, during a ceremony at Hmeimim base,” a military source said, cited by Syrian state outlet SANA, said.

“As of June 1, 2020, Syrian pilots will begin to carry out missions on those planes in Syrian airspace,” the source concluded.

Syria Receives "Second Batch" Of MiG-29 Fighter Jets, When "First Batch" Took Place And What It Was Unclear

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Syria Receives "Second Batch" Of MiG-29 Fighter Jets, When "First Batch" Took Place And What It Was Unclear

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Syria Receives "Second Batch" Of MiG-29 Fighter Jets, When "First Batch" Took Place And What It Was Unclear

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Syria Receives "Second Batch" Of MiG-29 Fighter Jets, When "First Batch" Took Place And What It Was Unclear

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Photographs also showed Su-24 bombers en route to Syria, but there’s no report that such aircraft had also been transferred to the Syrian Arab Army.

Notably, the Su-24 bombers are unmarked, which could potentially mean that they are also being delivered, this comes down to speculation.

There is, however, doubt that the transfer took place at all, or whether it was an information cover for the well-known May story with the flight of the Su-24M and MiG-29 aircraft through Hmeimim to Libya for the forces of the Libyan National Army.

The Syrian announcement came four days after the United States accused Russia of delivering at least 14 MiG-29 and Su-24 aircraft to Libya via Syria, where US Africa Command said they were repainted before continuing on to support Khalifa Hifter’s campaign against the United Nations-backed government in Tripoli.

AFRICOM’s commander called the move a “serious escalation.”

Viktor Bondarev, a parliamentarian who formerly led the Russian air force, denied the government had sent aircraft to Libya.

Meanwhile, on June 3rd, the network source Fighterbomber distributed photographs of the flight, showing MiG-29 and Su-24M flying to Syria, still with the indicative signs of the Russian Aerospace Forces, commenting:

“I hope in a new place that these will serve … the Soviet war machines of the Cossacks will not be put to shame, and each of them is waiting for at least another thousand hours of flight “and that “unfortunately, all aircraft did not fit in the photo.”

The flight number “07 blue” identifies the MiG-29 fighter (type 9-13), which was part of the 116th Training Center for Combat Use of the 185th Center for Combat Training and Combat Application of Fighter Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the Volga airport in the Astrakhan Region, and this is precisely the destination that these MiG-29s and Su-24s flew to Hmeimim Air Base.

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  • <>

    The U.S is arming us and Russia is arming Syria, a conflict will start when both players feel the time has come. The IAF and the SyAF will engage each other I have no doubt, the only question is when and what would be the trigger for it. Somehow, Iran is always there to fuel the crises, but that is where we stop their attempts to take over the ME.

    • Lazy Gamer

      Israel’s trigger is when Syria is beating the jihadists. Syria’s trigger is when they will retake the golan. Iran’s trigger is when their country itself comes under attack.

      • <>

        Sounds right.

      • AJ

        Syria has its hands full when this war is over with massive reconstruction, I seriously doubt they are going to attempt to take back Golan in the short term.

        • Ewan

          Its not upto Assad to decide, its upto Iran to decide. Its when Hezballah is ready to defeat Israel one last time.

    • Free man

      “The IAF and the SyAF will engage each other I have no doubt” – Not going to happen. The Syrians aren’t suicidal.
      “Iran is always there to fuel the crises,” – This will be true as long as the mullahs regime is in power. The Iranian people are not an enemy of Israel.
      Have no doubt, Sunni jihadists are not friends of Israel. Israel’s interest is that Syria will have secular rule.

      • Ewan

        The Middle East’s interest is that a European Settler Colonial state in the middle east called Israel ceases to exist.

        • Free man

          There doesn’t seem to be anyone capable of doing this. But you can volunteer to Hamas / Al Qaeda / ISIS and try.

    • Lone Ranger

      That’s divide and conquer.
      Instead of waging wars how about we stop the military industrial complex whom wants these wars?
      According to Sun Tzu the greatest victory is winning without war.

      • <>

        Tell that to Iran Ranger, it’s them coming closer to our border and helping Hezbollah on Syrian soil. We won’t back down, we never do.

        • Lone Ranger

          Who gave Iran a $100billion?
          Who toppled the Sah and made it possible for radicals to take over?
          Every road leads to Rome in that case Langley Virginia.
          I told you a few days ago think about who is using whom and for what, because it’s not as obvious as it first seems…
          Who gained the most with these wars?
          Did it benefit Israel?
          Nope.

          • <>

            The ME is filled with hidden interests, you can never tell who’s helping who anymore.

          • Ewan

            At least we know the US is still helping Israel survive, else they would chewed up and shat out by Hamas years ago.

          • Brother Ma

            No ,Hamas are Israeli controlled opposition.

          • Swift Laggard II

            No one gave Iran 100B. Any money they got was their money held in us since 1979 for weapons they paid for and which were never delivered. The Shah was toppled by a mass uprising of the Iranian people, after they were exhausted with his dictatorship which disrespected traditional iranian culture and imposed control with extreme violence all while the shah and his cronies lived in utter decadence. Useless conspiracies that defy simple documented history are a sign of mental illness

          • Lone Ranger

            We disagree.

          • Swift Laggard II

            like i said, when someone contradicts simple verifiable historical facts, it is because they are mentally unstable, preferring delusion to reality

          • Lone Ranger

            Was Oswald a lone gunman too?
            Did the Gulf of Tonkin incident really happen…?

          • Swift Laggard II

            Oswald, Gulf of Tonkin, these are neither here nor there – so called whataboutery. Irrelevant to the subject under discussion which is how the shah of iran was toppled, and why the Iranians were paid billions of usd recently. the facts around those issues are simple historical and verifiable. only mentally unstable nuts want to craft useless conspiracies to explain what is easily known and historically verified. you are claiming to have secret knowledge which no one else does and which contradicts what is historically known and verified, which is a sign of delusion emanating from mental illness

          • Lone Ranger

            I asked a simple question…
            Thats a lot passive agression…are you on your period?
            When you have calmed down, answer my question…
            Was Oswald a lone gunman?
            And did the Gulf of Tonkin incident really happen?
            Better luck next time ;)

          • Swift Laggard II

            Your mother was not on her periods when she conceived you. Get some sense into that stup11d mind of yours and learn to respect your mother

          • Lone Ranger

            Gotcha :)

          • Swift Laggard II

            You are an ill bred crude uncultured thug – your parents failed you, especially your father. Go rinse that filthy mouth and cleanse that filthy unwashed brain. And learn to respect your mother.

          • Lone Ranger

            You are the one insulting me from the start, not vice versa sunshine :)
            You are also projecting…
            Aaand you still didn’t answer my question…:)
            Like I said, better luck next time.
            Have a nice evening :)

          • Swift Laggard II

            I am sure your mother did not anticipate to give birth to such an uncultured pig when she was on her periods

          • Ewan

            He doesn’t know his dad….

          • Free man

            After reading what you write here, it is clear you are trying to provoke and you have no understanding of the Middle East. You better stick to beer and hash.

          • Ewan

            You disagree because mental illness is incurable

          • Lone Ranger

            Indeed.
            I wish her well…

      • Free man

        “According to Sun Tzu the greatest victory is winning without war.” – I agree. Both Syria and Israel will win if they don’t fight each other.

    • paolinks

      Are you saying the Israel and Syria are just toys for the big guys to play with?

      • <>

        Yes we are, but we still have our regional interests rather than the global interests of the U.S and Russia.

        • Jimmy Jim

          GAS THE KIKES!

    • Bob

      Israel siphons off vast US welfare in the form of military aid packages – all those aircraft and stand off missiles and glide bombs launched at Syria from well within cover of Lebanese airspace are US subsidized and supplied. In contrast, Russia is actually modestly ensuring its client Syrian state is adequately supplied to survive the decade long NATO-Gulf State-Israeli proxy war against Syrian state and leadership.

    • Ewan

      The only country that has been attempting to conquer the whole ME is Yours, you Kike-istani. Do you think the world forgets the Eretz Yisrael dream of you Khazar Fake Jews?
      Your days are numbered. Get your Momma a Burkha and wait for the Shiite PMU’s. I think Iran will be occupying the US embassy in Jerusalem next year and if you’re lucky, you’ll be back in your grandaddy’s Polish Ghetto

      • Free man

        “you’ll be back in your grandaddy’s Polish Ghetto..” – Do you mean Baghdad, he’s from Iraq. Or it doesn’t suit Your BS narrative?

  • chris chuba

    At some point I hope that Syrians will have the logistics to challenge the Israelis over Lebanon. They have the right to defend their own territory against bombing and challenging strike fighters that are bombing your territory is certainly fair game.

    • Swift Laggard II

      they will never get there. all Arab state armies are hopeless, because their organizational principles, lack of resources, and deficient human resources, do not allow for excellence to match the Israelis

      • chris chuba

        They need RADAR to detect Israeli aircraft flying into Lebanon, ground control to direct missions, obviously the pilots and aircraft, and the ability to launch interceptors quickly. They don’t need an entire army.

        • Friend of Russia

          These MiG 29s and the AAMs they carry are useless junk. They have never shot down a western fighter jet in it’s entire history of 50 years. Those AAMs have poor range (60 km for the longest range type). Western jets would fire at these jets at a distance of 120 km away and escape whereas those MiG 29s won’t even realize what happened when they crash after receiving missile hit

      • Jaime Galarza

        The Israelis are so excellent that Hizbollah beat the s**t out of them. So much for their vaunted excellence. Right, they are excellent to kill defenseless women and children and bomb countries that are half-destroyed.

        • Brother Ma

          True but what counts is airpower at the moment. Syria and hezbollah and Lebanon in general are not allowed or simply have no way to srop those Israeli jets cowardly using Lebanese airspace and flying away.
          Us wont give Lebanon aa and russia wont give Syria nor Lebanon the same. So israel wins ,every time.

    • Assad must stay

      i hope so too, as US is preventing lebanon from purchasing air defense systems i read recently on almasdarnews

  • opet ja

    Compared to TuAF and IsAF this means nothing. Both have 250 F-16s. It seems it is 9.13 version with larger hump. On one of pictures from Tweeter is Serbian MiG-29, 9.12 version.

  • Lone Ranger

    Nice.
    CIA trolls and hasbarats will cry and rage :)

  • Daily Beatings

    You get a batch, then a second batch. It’s like getting cookies, however these cookies do not crumble if you go supersonic for more than a brief moment:

    When It Comes to Supersonic Flight, the F-35’s Wings Are Clipped

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Will Hezbollah allow SyAAF overflights I wonder of southern Lebanon?

    This could get exceedingly tasty if so.

  • Rhodium 10

    Mig 29M is a good fighter jet capable to fight vs F-16/15…but under hands of Syrian air force or another Arab air force is useless!..we have seen what happened with Pansir system in Libya…when was operate by Wagner crew all Turkish drones were shot down…when was operate by LNA all Pantsir were destroyed!

    • Assad must stay

      maybe russia can do the intercept missions until syrian pilots are well trained to operate them on their own

    • Brother Ma

      Is that true? Could the LNA have been bought off? What were the conditions? If alive and incompetent put the LNA operators against the wall and shoot them. Could Russia have sold out the LNA on that day to please Erdo?

  • Assad must stay

    very nice many thanks to russia and putin :))))

  • Jimmy Jim

    USE EM BOMB THE KIKES!