The preparation itself for the military action against the terrorists in the 2015 year was carried out so covertly that the maximum that it looked like from the outside was the supply of light weapons to the Syrian army. No planes or helicopters that struck their first blows on September 30 were ever suspected. From the point of view of logistics, the Armed Forces of Russia have shown high-class and efficiency. This was recognized by the Western media.
All types of troops of the Russian army received a unique combat experience. Fighter, assault and bomber aviation for the first time in many years, they attacked a real enemy. Strategic aviation was applied for the first time at all stories. In a combat situation, we managed to test the newest domestic air defense systems C-400 and Pantsir-C1. In Syria, the Krasuh-4 EW complexes, the Bastion coastal anti-ship complexes, and even the aircraft carrier compound were involved.