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TOP 5 RUSSIAN WEAPON THAT HAS MADE A COMBAT DEBUT IN SYRIA
Their army’s equipment and strategy was “outmoded”; their air force’s bombs and missiles were “more dumb than smart”; their navy was “more rust than ready”. For decades, this was Western military leaders’ view, of their Russian counterparts. What they have seen in Syria and Ukraine has come as a shock.
Russian military jets have, at times, have carried out more sorties in a day in Syria than the US-led coalition has done in a month. The Russian navy has launched ballistic missiles from the Caspian Sea 900 miles way, and kept supply lines going to Syria. The air defenses installed by the Russians in Syria and eastern Ukraine would make it extremely hazardous for the West to carry out strikes against the Assad regime or Ukrainian separatists.
Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, the commander of the US army in Europe, has described Russian advances in electronic warfare in Syria and Ukraine – a field in which they were typically supposed to be backward – as “eye watering”.
Russia’s ongoing campaign in Syria wouldn’t have been such a game changer without the deployment of some of the country’s most sophisticated weapons.
In this video, Defense Updates lists TOP 5 RUSSIAN WEAPON THAT HAS MADE A COMBAT DEBUT IN SYRIA
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