Two Thirds Of Russian Air Force Personnel Received In-Theater Experience In Syria: Defense Minister

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Two Thirds Of Russian Air Force Personnel Received In-Theater Experience In Syria: Defense Minister

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The Russian news agency TASS reports (source):

Two third of flying and technical personnel of the Russian air force received field practice during the military operation in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday on the air with the Rossiya 24 TV Channel.

“Speaking about aviation, I would say that a greater portion, two thirds of flying and technical staff, received in-field practice and had extensive combat practice. We now have many young pilots with one hundred and more tactical missions. We made scheduled rotations, so that as much flying staff as possible could participate in this operation, in the operation against international terrorism. However, this refers to other services as well,” the minister said.

Russia began its military operation in Syria on September 30, 2015. On December 11, 2017, Russian President Putin said, addressing Russian military servicemen at Hmeymim airbase, that the operation was over and ordered to reduce the number of Russian troops in that country.

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  • Bill Wilson

    Can’t beat real operations training.

  • Jens Holm

    Thats how they kill so many civilians. Those are field practice.

    • JerryDrake

      Thats how USA pilots killing so many civilians for decades.
      Korean war – 4 civilians dead per one soldier.
      Vietnam war – 4 civilians dead per one soldier.
      Iraq war – 11 civilians dead per one soldier.
      Syria war – 0,25 civilians dead per one soldier.
      Well, Russians must learn much more about killing civilians from master butchers – Americans.
      You know, there’s a much better view of the world around you if you pull your head out of your ass.

  • Brad Isherwood

    Not that big a victory lap however,……seeing that Syria is 1/3rd Occupied,
    With Israhell keep Stolen Golan….Cuz Putin says Israel’s security is Our* Top priority!

    Good for Russia Military Industrial Complex. …get to play…R&D new weapons/tech.
    Did the US test anything new on Syria?

    Did Russia’s Foreign Export Military sales pick up ?
    Course…Israhell/Netanyahu must first approve .

    If you dismiss all the human misery involved in these bankster wars.
    It’s reasonable entertainment.
    And some good mystery to sleuth…like why Combat jet went down,
    Why Air defence was asleep. ..

    Why Cargo containers of Russian weapons left to ISUS at Palmyra with Russian credit cards lying about in hastily vacated tents.

    Who wins….who is Winning?

    Why Rothschilds of course …