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"At an altitude of 50-60 m": helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces pair patrols in northern Syria

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It is reported that Russian helicopters are involved in patrolling the northern regions of Syria - those where the main forces were previously represented by Kurdish armed forces and the American contingent. This was told to reporters by the VKS officer Dmitry Ivanov.




His statement cites TASS:

We began to perform special missions to air patrol the northern provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic. Air patrolling is carried out in several directions.

According to the military pilot, flights are carried out in pairs at a low altitude - about 50-60 m. Patrolling is carried out daily.

In particular, Russian aerospace forces helicopters carry out tasks to escort convoys of the Russian military police, to ensure security in ground patrol zones. In particular, helicopter patrols are being carried out along the route Quires - Ain Isa - Er Raqqa. It must be recalled that in Quires is a military airfield.

The day before, resources controlled by a terrorist group affiliated with Jebhat al-Nusra (banned in Russia) announced that a Syrian air force helicopter was allegedly shot down. It is stated that a helicopter was shot down in the north of Latakia province. Official Damascus does not confirm this information.
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  1. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 8 November 2019 06: 31
    +9
    good luck to our pilots, 50-60 meters ... it's tin.
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 8 November 2019 06: 32
      +15
      I wish our guys that the number of takeoffs should be equal to the number of landings at their airport.
    2. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 8 November 2019 06: 44
      +2
      Quote: Aerodrome
      good luck to our pilots, 50-60 meters ... it's tin.

      From MANPADS just right, but what about the ATGM, which has long been used for other purposes !?
      As I understand it, the lower the air target, the better just for the ATGM, right?
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 8 November 2019 06: 55
        +4
        Quote: Nevsky_ZU
        Quote: Aerodrome
        good luck to our pilots, 50-60 meters ... it's tin.

        From MANPADS just right, but what about the ATGM, which has long been used for other purposes !?
        As I understand it, the lower the air target, the better just for the ATGM, right?

        here and RPG-7 is already MANPADS ... request
        1. novel66
          novel66 8 November 2019 07: 20
          +8
          Yes, and DShK how good
      2. parkello
        parkello 8 November 2019 09: 24
        0
        not even so much ATGM as the usual RPG-7 .SPG-9 and Zu-23, the barrel artillery is a very dangerous element. but there are thermal imagers on the turntables. in which the detection range is often higher than the reach of the ATGM and the receiver
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  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 November 2019 06: 44
    +9
    No wonder the foreign media write that the sky of Syria is in the hands of Russia. Good luck to our pilots and everyone to return home after the end of the trip.
    1. boss
      boss 8 November 2019 09: 34
      +1
      I see no reason to hold it, risking pilots, with my hands, if in the 21st century it’s already high time to keep it on a computer monitor.
  4. Motivatornick
    Motivatornick 8 November 2019 07: 06
    -2
    it’s irresponsible. There is no point in endangering the crew in this way, if only this is not ostentatiousness and a span for the sake of the picture, which the Defense Ministry has often been doing recently. Then the crew crashed again and they started to think with their heads. And then to breed snot with photos of sorrow.
    1. novel66
      novel66 8 November 2019 07: 21
      +5
      war in general, by and large, does not make sense ..
    2. oracul
      oracul 8 November 2019 07: 41
      +6
      Of course, the most "responsible" thing is not to do anything worthwhile in life, for example, play computer games for days, collect likes, take selfies, climb high-rise buildings or jump from them, do not answer for anything, do not strain, demand other actions , accuse someone of being irresponsible, and at the same time consume a lot, being in full confidence that someone should do everything for you.
      1. Motivatornick
        Motivatornick 14 November 2019 08: 41
        0
        what are you talking about? )) Do not do anything worthwhile? you didn’t get it at all. It's just too lazy to look for news here when we were shot down and it turned out that they flew low and there was no protection from missiles. from snot there was so much whining in the comments ... how so !!?? .... why was flying around the range of missiles! ?? read comments below. people write the same thing about what you can get on board. An expert on the patriotism of the brain. Where do you come from.
    3. boss
      boss 8 November 2019 09: 28
      +2
      why drones do not start?
      do not know how?
      percussion, detection, and many different should be patrolled, not pilots "under the tank", under the zushki and anti-tank.
      such as the global hawk, clearly, well, they didn’t, they were blown away and managed, fact.
      but what is simpler then can?
      or again we can’t ?!
      even with propellers ?!
      where is it our fsё ???
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 November 2019 07: 20
    0
    This is already too much! Why arrange a show from a military operation? The risk of getting a tandem shot from an RPG into the side or cabin is now 110 percent. ..
    1. Glory1974
      Glory1974 8 November 2019 22: 58
      0
      The risk of getting a tandem shot from an RPG into the side or cabin is now equal to 110 percent. ..

      Only if ambushed, ready to fire in advance. Otherwise, the RPG will not even have time to throw off the shoulder.
      Here the task of the pilots is not to repeat with the route and be prepared for maneuver.
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 November 2019 08: 12
    +2
    Of course - fly without loss! soldier
  7. Yves762
    Yves762 8 November 2019 08: 50
    0
    According to the military pilot, flights are carried out in pairs at a low altitude - about 50-60 m.

    Pilots do not respect even the RPG-7. what
  8. Livonetc
    Livonetc 8 November 2019 09: 10
    +2
    It is interesting how such a level of confidence is supported, besides the spirit of the Russian warrior.
  9. senima56
    senima56 8 November 2019 15: 36
    0
    Who is this "smart" who thought of setting the flight altitude of 50-60 meters ?! fool fool fool And if, God forbid, they get shot down? At such a height from the DShK, it's easy! Will this "smart guy" answer? Or do we have, as always, "no one to blame" ?! fool
  10. Kaw
    Kaw 9 November 2019 13: 29
    0
    Yes, a lot of questions. Why are helicopters patrolling, and not drones?
    Why do helicopters in Syria fly at extremely low altitudes? After all, they also have complexes like Voronezh. Such complexes, it seems like, should protect against MANPADS, and it is very difficult to get from high-flying targets from small arms, machine guns and ATGMs. IMHO.
    Or were these Voronezh not effective?
  11. Oquzyurd
    Oquzyurd 9 November 2019 16: 54
    0
    After all, it is dangerous, risky, expensive, noisy, etc. in an environment where it is not clear whose hand is in your pocket. This is a clear admission in the absence of developed drones in stock.