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American edition: By deploying Tu-22M3 in Syria, Russia is increasing its military presence in the Middle East

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The United States reacted to the transfer of three long-range bombers to the Khmeimim airbase. According to The Drive, by placing the Tu-22M3 in Syria, Russia is increasing its military presence in the Middle East.


According to the author of the article published in the magazine, the deployment of bombers on the territory of Syria will significantly increase the bomb load during attacks on terrorists, as well as increase the military presence in the region. In addition, he notes, it is possible that the Russian military intend to test the modernized Tu-22M3 in combat conditions.

He draws attention to the fact that earlier the Russian Aerospace Forces could not place heavy aircraft at their only airbase in Syria, but the reconstruction of the second runway made it possible for long-range Tu-22M3 bombers to land on the base. At the same time, he does not rule out that Russia will later deploy strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS and Tu-160 in Syria.


According to the author, Russia is expanding the geography of its strategic and long-range bombers, adding a new airfield in Syria to the airfields in the Arctic, Venezuela and South Africa. Using this airbase as an airfield for bombers will allow Russian aircraft to strike throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

The author also draws attention to the fact that the arrival of Russian bombers in Syria coincides with the departure of the Royal fleet Great Britain led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Russian Defense Ministry has announced Tu-22M3 flights over the Mediterranean Sea, and as you know, the main targets of Soviet / Russian bombers are still aircraft carriers, he adds.
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  1. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 25 May 2021 13: 49
    +8
    A good bomber and quite relevant for its purposes. Modernize the entire fleet and everything will be done. It's not for nothing that mattresses are so nervous. They understand that, as with bananas, the number will not work.
    1. yehat2
      yehat2 25 May 2021 14: 04
      -9
      Quote: Oleg Aviator
      A good bomber and quite relevant for its purposes.

      The biggest problem with the Tu-22 line is to properly organize the use of these machines.
      Their performance characteristics are not very standard. Therefore, a simple question about what "his" goals are for him can already plunge into a stupor.
      1. 1976AG
        1976AG 25 May 2021 14: 14
        +4
        No stupor. His goals milking him are those for which he has ammunition.
        1. yehat2
          yehat2 25 May 2021 14: 17
          -17%
          Quote: 1976AG
          No stupor. His goals milking him are those for which he has ammunition.

          Well, after such a bravura call, the Georgians shot down our Tu-22.
          maybe it's enough to use the urya-firmware and it's time to turn on the head?
          1. Flashpoint
            Flashpoint 25 May 2021 14: 42
            +11
            Quote: yehat2
            Quote: 1976AG
            No stupor. His goals milking him are those for which he has ammunition.

            Well, after such a bravura call, the Georgians shot down our Tu-22.
            maybe it's enough to use the urya-firmware and it's time to turn on the head?

            There was no protection complex on board. And our intelligence has blown / profuked the presence of air defense.

            Here in detail:
            “We dodged the first missile,” Malkov says. - And the second got right into the air intakes. Then Putin will come to Malkov's hospital. He will sit on the edge of the bed and ask: why was he knocked down? Malkov will glance at the Minister of Defense, then wave his hand and tell the truth. There were no electronic warfare units (electronic warfare system) in the combat vehicle. The old ones burned down, but the new ones were not in the warehouse.


            1. yehat2
              yehat2 25 May 2021 14: 44
              -2
              and then suddenly it turns out that in addition to choosing a target, you also need to remember about electronic warfare and reconsider the choice. This is what I wanted to remind.
              1. Flashpoint
                Flashpoint 25 May 2021 14: 46
                -1
                Quote: yehat2
                and then suddenly it turns out that in addition to choosing a target, you also need to remember about electronic warfare and reconsider the choice. This is what I wanted to remind.

                Yes. I remember very well this particular TU-22M3. The trouble is that the crew commander was never found ... I remember how long I was digging in the internet and waiting for information.
                1. yehat2
                  yehat2 25 May 2021 15: 09
                  0
                  when I heard that they shot down a Tu-22, to be honest, I swore to myself
                  "again?" Previously, I blamed careless commanders for this, now I am inclined to blame the state as a whole, because does not provide the army adequately.
            2. ancient
              ancient 25 May 2021 21: 25
              +2
              Quote: Flashpoint
              There was no protection complex on board.

              Who told you such nonsense ??? belay
              Everything was .. that's just a "little discrepancy" that resulted in a big tragedy ..... SPS stations are ours and the SAM complex is the same .... ours ... continue to continue or you yourself will understand?
              1. Flashpoint
                Flashpoint 25 May 2021 21: 36
                -2
                Quote: ancient
                Quote: Flashpoint
                There was no protection complex on board.

                Who told you such nonsense ??? belay
                Everything was .. that's just a "little discrepancy" that resulted in a big tragedy ..... SPS stations are ours and the SAM complex is the same .... ours ... continue to continue or you yourself will understand?

                Well then, let's give your version in its entirety, as and what it really was.
                1. ancient
                  ancient 27 May 2021 12: 19
                  0
                  Quote: Flashpoint
                  Well then, let's give your version in its entirety, as and what it really was.

                  And immediately collect things and wait with the bag for the arrival of the "controllers bully organs "??? wassat
                  1. Flashpoint
                    Flashpoint 27 May 2021 12: 21
                    0
                    Quote: ancient
                    Quote: Flashpoint
                    Well then, let's give your version in its entirety, as and what it really was.

                    And immediately collect things and wait with the bag for the arrival of the "controllers bully organs "??? wassat

                    I definitely don’t suggest such an extreme.
        2. alexmach
          alexmach 25 May 2021 16: 16
          0
          His goals milking him are those for which he has ammunition.

          For example?
      2. VO3A
        VO3A 25 May 2021 15: 24
        -6
        The modernization program provides for the execution of work on 30 Tu-22M3 sides to the Tu-22M3M version, the rest are not suitable due to dilapidation ... The upgraded CHLAM will fly for about 10 years, given the pace of modernization, some of the sides will not live up to it ... 30 aircraft in 10 -15 years is very poor ... Tu-22m3 has no resource design ...
    2. Finches
      Finches 25 May 2021 14: 04
      -1
      Has the State Department already expressed its concern?
      1. VO3A
        VO3A 25 May 2021 15: 32
        -16%
        Concern about what? These planes will fall apart or fall in 10 years. If 5 of the few serviceable Tu-22M3s, along with the technical staff, are relocated to Syria or somewhere else, who will fly and service the aircraft in the rather big country? This chatter reminds of an old anecdote about the Chinese army: where the marshal is reminded that there will be no aviation on multimillion-dollar exercises - the pilot is sick ...
    3. RealPilot
      RealPilot 25 May 2021 14: 35
      +8
      At the same time, he does not rule out that Russia will later deploy strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS and Tu-160 in Syria.

      It seems that even a glimpse of adequacy sometimes happens with foreign authors ... But then, as they write, you can see a lack of understanding of our defense realities!

      Why Tu-95 in the Middle East? His X-101/102 missiles fly 5500 km! Well, the Kh-55s fly at 3500 ... He, without leaving the Russian airspace, will get them all. Plus it is vulnerable to air defense. Bombing barmaley with cast iron with it is a waste of motor resources, risks and an inadequate solution as a whole.
      And could it? After all, he is "sharpened" for missiles. Bomb cassettes will have to be installed. Plus, to introduce an aiming system for free-falling bombs, modify cars ...

      And the Tu-160, with the same missiles, why is there? He will be frankly cramped in the airspace of Syria.

      In general, the Tu-22M3 is just right there in all respects, plus it carries an anti-ship missile. I approve of such a transfer. And what about our great strategists - the American author is clearly not in the know.
      1. VO3A
        VO3A 25 May 2021 16: 58
        -2
        Tu-22M3 was an excellent plane !!! Its time is over, the resource of these aircraft is running out! There is nothing to change it and it is necessary to reach the PAK YES ... All the modernization of the best 30 out of several dozen remaining is aimed at this ... In addition, a new complex is molded on the modernized Tu-22M3M from the modernized Tu-160M ​​... The latter are too few and economically profitable production of the complex needs more, so they upgrade what is possible, but not needed ...
        And missiles for PAK YES need to be tested on something ... And the task of protecting the country has not been canceled ... building up can we talk? If only pants to support for a while!
        Some of its missions and missiles in the future can be taken by the SU-34M and subsequent modifications ... But these aircraft are too few and not enough for their tasks. taking into account the decommissioning of the Su-24M, at least 300 of them are needed ... And if we take into account the partial overlap of the TU-22M3 niche, 200 more pieces are needed ... Why are so few Su-34Ms being produced ?!
        1. yehat2
          yehat2 26 May 2021 14: 58
          0
          Quote: VO3A
          PAK YES

          in my opinion, PAK YES will not close the snellbomber niche.
          With the withdrawal of the Tu-22, we will not have a fast plane that can carry a lot.
          The closest ones are two, su-34 and su-24. And both do not quite match, the moment-31 is too narrowly specialized. And there is no one else to carry.
          I don't know how much this is in demand now.
    4. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 25 May 2021 22: 45
      0
      Quote: Oleg Aviator
      Modernize the entire fleet

      It would be possible to convert the part into the carriers of the "Dagger". It would be possible to hang 2 on board. And the MiG-31 would not need to be translated.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 May 2021 13: 50
    +10
    Minusators carefully read the American why we are placing TU 22 MZ in Syria so that the sky for NATO ships in Mediterranean looks like a sheepskin. We are back, Mediterranean is now not only NATO's puddle.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 25 May 2021 13: 59
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Mediterranean is now not only NATO's puddle.

      Yes, the skies over the Mediterranean Sea have become not entirely NATO-friendly. laughing
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 25 May 2021 14: 03
        -2
        Another would be to take the strait between Spain and Morocco under control, without a bottle you cannot pronounce: Gibroaltarsky, almost broke his fingers on the keyboard! laughing
        1. Grits
          Grits 25 May 2021 15: 47
          +3
          Quote: tralflot1832
          I almost broke my fingers on Claudia!

          Nevertheless, all the same, a broken finger pressed an extra letter wink
    2. Alex777
      Alex777 25 May 2021 14: 01
      +10
      Minusers may disagree not only with us, but also with the author of the article. wink
      Well, and then - the strip was lengthened, so you need to fly, test, look around.
      Before, how many problems did we have with the flight through Iran? Lot.
      Either the IR guards allow landing for refueling, or the Foreign Ministry prohibits them.
      And now we are a little addicted. We decided to do something - flew in and did it.
    3. Egoza
      Egoza 25 May 2021 15: 09
      +7
      Quote: tralflot1832
      We are back, Mediterranean is now not only NATO's puddle.

      This is what the minusors don't like. Do not be angry, the citizens are working off a crust of bread with their minuses.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 25 May 2021 15: 19
        +6
        I noticed how they are discussing something about the strengthening of Russia, these proud birds are right there. And I like the minuses, so I think and write correctly here. hi
  3. Ascold1901
    Ascold1901 25 May 2021 13: 54
    +6
    "Russia is increasing its military presence in the Middle East."
    Who could have guessed?))) What a brilliant conclusion!)))
    Everyone wondered, wondered - why? And The Drive edition opened everyone's eyes!)))
  4. Pereira
    Pereira 25 May 2021 13: 54
    +3
    Well, yes, we are increasing. What about?
    1. novel66
      novel66 25 May 2021 14: 19
      -5
      we are doing garbage in my opinion ..
      1. bayard
        bayard 25 May 2021 23: 18
        0
        The question is what kind of weapon he will use in Mediterranean. He has problems with the anti-ship - the X-22 seems to be "everything", but the X-32 is not yet. If only free-fall bombs, then this is pure politics - to show off, to support Assad (there seems to be an election), for a beautiful picture from the screen.
        It is not terrible for enemy ships without anti-ship missiles, for ironing barmaley bombs with ordinary bombs, and without them there are craftsmen.
        But if they did bring an X-22 or an X-32 ... that would be funny.
        1. Osipov9391
          Osipov9391 25 May 2021 23: 46
          0
          If we are talking about the US / UK AUG, then most likely nothing will be applied. The detection radius of air targets at the AUG in conjunction with the Hawkeye can reach up to 800 km or more. Set up duty fighter patrols in the sky around the AUG. There are also URO frigates / cruisers to divert the blow to themselves. Even in Soviet times, more than one MRAP regiment flew to the AUG attack exercises on Tu-22M3 + Tu-22M2 and Tu-16, including jammers and scouts Tu-95RTs. Now there is none of this
          That number of Tu-22M3s (I think there are 40 flight units) will not be enough to close even one direction in the Norwegian Sea. And then there is the Far East with the Japanese. By the way, there Serdyukov destroyed almost an entire Tu-22M3 regiment in Vozdvizhenka.
          1. bayard
            bayard 26 May 2021 00: 06
            +1
            As I say, this is politics. Indicate the possibility of basing. If the X-32 is already there, then the whole MPA + regiment may not be needed.
            And I don't think the planes are there to "attack". But they will be able to fly over the eastern Mediterranean, to indicate their presence not only at the airfield.
            And not without cover, they will fly out.
            1. Osipov9391
              Osipov9391 26 May 2021 00: 11
              +2
              And the fact that Serdyukov once relieved the fleet of "non-core" functions, which he considered the MRAP is a mistake or more? In Vozdvizhenka, the youngest Tu-22M3 produced in the early 90s were destroyed. Almost 20 cars. They flew along the Kuril ridge and Japan, even in the 90s and early 00s, was somehow not particularly interested in the Kuriles. And now he is demanding them in a rude form and with military threats.
              How to understand all this, to assess it on the scales of political scales? What Serdyukov did. And by the way, his predecessor Ivanov was no better. He also destroyed aircraft and navy.
              1. bayard
                bayard 26 May 2021 00: 44
                +1
                Quote: Osipov9391
                How to understand all this, evaluate it on the scales of political scales? What Serdyukov did.

                This is the systematic work of a traitor to the Motherland. But this is only a consequence of what happened in 1991 in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
                1. Osipov9391
                  Osipov9391 26 May 2021 01: 54
                  +2
                  Serdyukov is also doing it now in the KLA. The KB buildings in Moscow, the LII airfield in Zhukovsky, all of this goes under the hammer. Testers and designers will be transferred to Akhtubinsk. Whom to other cities. And salaries there are 3-4 times less than in Moscow. And who will leave their families, housing and go there? This is Serdyukov's trick too.
                  1. bayard
                    bayard 26 May 2021 04: 30
                    +1
                    Everything is done according to a well-established technique. Remember how two air force academies were destroyed. And of course no one went to Voronezh ...
                    This is the elimination of science and design personnel.
                    These are purposeful actions.
                    And this is the connivance or direct leadership of the highest state power.
                    Russia does not need planes. request
                    1. Osipov9391
                      Osipov9391 26 May 2021 14: 45
                      +1
                      And the fact that almost all of the electric power industry under the Chubais reform came under the control of foreigners and in their ownership (almost all offshore) are these links in this chain too?
                      It's just that from the Soviet power plants everything that is possible and nothing is invested. And then when the station is very old and worn out, they sell the asset at a cheap price to some oligarch.
                      1. bayard
                        bayard 26 May 2021 19: 30
                        0
                        Chubais was born in this chain.
                      2. Osipov9391
                        Osipov9391 26 May 2021 23: 35
                        0
                        Attempts by the governors to squeeze something from foreigners and transfer control of the region have always met with resistance from the Kremlin. True, something went wrong with Bashneft.
                        How to understand, evaluate, weigh all this? It turns out that strategic objects that are of great importance for the economy belong to those who impose sanctions against us and do not recognize Crimea as Russian? It turns out so ...
  • Piramidon
    Piramidon 25 May 2021 13: 57
    0
    At the same time, he does not rule out that Russia will later deploy strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS and Tu-160 in Syria.

    Hardly on a permanent basis, but we now have a "jump airfield" to control the entire Mediterranean, northern Africa and southern Europe.
    The author also draws attention to the fact that the arrival of Russian bombers in Syria coincides with the dispatch to the Mediterranean of an aircraft carrier group of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

    There will be something for the "aircraft carrier killers" to train on. Prepare diapers, gentlemen, insolent.
  • Professor
    Professor 25 May 2021 14: 15
    -7
    From the British territory on which their own airbase is permanently located to Latakia, only 280 km. The British are one of the last to worry about the placement of the Russian Federation of its bombers in Syria.
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 25 May 2021 14: 29
      +1
      So as far as I can remember, we have coastal complexes there ... And, accordingly, they can be fired at takeoff ...
    2. kventinasd
      kventinasd 25 May 2021 15: 47
      -2
      Quote: Professor
      The British are one of the last to worry about the placement of the Russian Federation of its bombers in Syria.

      And these missile carriers in Khmeimim are not for Naglich people, who have long been in tension. On occasion, the bastions will work as they should, and the C400 will land all the British aviation right on takeoff.
      1. Professor
        Professor 26 May 2021 06: 13
        -3
        Quote: kventinasd
        Quote: Professor
        The British are one of the last to worry about the placement of the Russian Federation of its bombers in Syria.

        And these missile carriers in Khmeimim are not for Naglich people, who have long been in tension. On occasion, the bastions will work as they should, and the C400 will land all the British aviation right on takeoff.

        You do not know, but recently it was reported that the curvature of the earth's surface does not allow the unparalleled S-400 in the world to shoot down someone on takeoff ..

        Quote: nPuBaTuP
        So as far as I can remember, we have coastal complexes there ... And, accordingly, they can be fired at takeoff ...

        Throughout the UK? Can not.
  • knn54
    knn54 25 May 2021 14: 22
    +5
    I remember my university, or rather the military department.
    The composition of the teachers was impressive - participants of the Second World War, advisers in Egypt, Syria, Vietnam.
    To our question (1973/1974) about the AUG, they gave a short answer - in case of destruction, the Tu-22 regiment will be lost, with armed nuclear weapons.
    Now I do not know.
    1. BABAY22
      BABAY22 25 May 2021 14: 28
      +9
      The use of Tu-22M3 missile carriers against AUG-type targets involves the operation of a large group of vehicles up to a full-fledged regiment according to various schemes - from a conventional frontal strike from one direction, to the separation of aircraft into three groups, lining them up in two waves in range and using groups in the vanguard already launched jamming aircraft missiles. The distribution of targets in the order between cruise missiles was carried out by aircraft operators in agreement with the lead aircraft. At the same time, in the strike against the carrier group, aircraft were used not only with X-22M missiles, but also X-22MP (anti-radar) missiles. When an aircraft carrier of a potential enemy was defeated (incapacitated for a long time or sinking), the task of the aviation group was considered completed

      https://topwar.ru/71926-tu-22m3-groza-avianoscev.html
  • venik
    venik 25 May 2021 15: 03
    0
    "...American edition: By deploying Tu-22M3 in Syria, Russia is increasing its military presence in the Middle East..."
    =====
    Do not understand! And that someone might have doubts about it ??? request
  • askort154
    askort154 25 May 2021 15: 44
    +2
    American edition: By deploying Tu-22M3 in Syria, Russia is increasing its military presence in the Middle East

    But he does not notice the buildup of the US military presence in Syria, brazenly exporting its oil. Only on June 23, a convoy of 68 trucks accompanied by dozens of armored personnel carriers crossed the Syrian border from Iraq. In front of the entire world, the United States is brazenly robbing Syria, and there is silence around.
  • Runoway
    Runoway 25 May 2021 15: 57
    +1
    As you know, the main targets of Soviet / Russian bombers are still aircraft carriers, he adds.

    In order not to carry nonsense, the author should familiarize himself with how much Tu-22m3 is needed to attack an aircraft carrier group
  • AC130 Ganship
    AC130 Ganship 25 May 2021 16: 15
    +3
    To drop bombs on the heads of an enemy armed with Akm and purmets on pickup trucks, something like a propeller-driven Tucano is enough. There are point targets. Su34 - behind the eyes. Tu was created for completely different tasks.
    1. hosekonceko
      hosekonceko 25 May 2021 16: 38
      -4
      And as with the dviguns at the tu22m-resource, we also finish off the non-ferrous metal
  • dgonni
    dgonni 25 May 2021 21: 34
    +1
    Something I do not really understand the profit from the placement of strategic tags on the airfield, which is in fact at a distance of a volley of long-range artillery of the enemy.
    With the union, they were at least 300 km away from the borders.
    Well, the center for equipping kudi did not go well.
    Arrived, refueled, loaded and flew away.
    And the permanent basing, as for me, is too much.
  • isv000
    isv000 25 May 2021 22: 38
    +1
    Yankees! Go hom!
  • yehat2
    yehat2 26 May 2021 14: 51
    0
    By spreading butter on a sandwich, russia increases the presence of butter on bread