BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – For the first time during this war, the Russian Aerospace Forces have deployed their highly improved Su-25SM3 jet to the Hmaymim Airport in western Syria.

According to locals in the Tartous Governorate, the Su-25SM3 recently landed at the Hmaymim Airport in southwest Latakia after making a long flight from a Russian airbase.

Nicknamed the “Supergrach” by Russian pilots, this jet is capable of launching airstrikes at night or day and in all weather conditions.

Previously, an Su-25 aircraft was shot down by the rebel forces in the Hama Governorate; this forced the Russian Aerospace Forces to deploy this newly modified aircraft to Syria.

Photo credit: Wael Al-Russi
Photo credit: Wael Al-Russi
Photo credit: Wael Al-Russi
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L370-3S is useless in case of ManPADS as these are IR-guided.You need systems like President-S etc for these. And despite they affirm the Su-25 was shot down by a ManPADS, footage published by the cockroaches clearly show the aircraft was gunned by a ZU-23-2 dual tube gun. What is more interestin on Su-25M3 is the night capability, thus a mid-air refuelling probe would also be very useful : Su-25 range is still pretty short and what was really underestimated here is the capability of loitering for long. In fact, Yanks understood it a bit better since they armed their KC-130… Read more »

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Drop flares to counter IR targeting?