Fort Russ - 14th January, 2016
Taken from Ministry of Defence Facebook Page
Russian and Syrian pilots accomplished joint mission in the sky over the Syrian Arab Republic. MiG29’s of the Syrian Air Force covered Russian Su25 attack aircraft from the Hmeymim airbase during combat mission on destruction of terrorists’ infrastructure.
Crews of the Su-25 of the Russian Aerospace Forces and MiG-29’s of the Syrian Air Force have accomplished joint mission in the sky over the Syrian Arab Republic. A pair of MiG-29’s of the Syrian Air Force covered the Russian Su-25 attack aircraft during combat mission on destruction of terrorists’ infrastructure.
Syrian fighters took off from the airbase and met the Russian attack aircraft, which had taken off from the Hmeymim airbase, and provided escort and protection to the Russian aircraft throughout their flight to the attack point and on their way back.
Recently, a group of Syrian pilots had visited the Hmeymim airbase, where they improved cooperation with the Russian pilots and familiarized themselves with radio communication rules that must be followed during performing joint combat tasks on eliminating terrorists’ infrastructure.