Russia deploys frontline fighter jets to Syria amid Turkish tension

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A Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35S (Wikimedia Commons) **FILE**

 

“Starting from last week, super-maneuverable Su-35S fighter jets started performing combat missions at Khmeimim airbase,” Maj. Gen. Konashenkov told the Russian state news agency, TASS.

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Russian Military to Acquire 200 New Aircraft, 50 New Naval Vessels by Year’s End

A Su-35S fighter jet in Russia’s air force(Alex Beltyukov)

 

The Russian Air Force will receive more than 200 new warplanes and helicopters by the end of 2014, Russian Air Force commander in chief Viktor Bondarev said on August 12. The announcement came just weeks after Moscow had announced that its naval force would get more than 50 new vessels by the end of the year. Continue reading