According to him, “Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers today flew for the first time on a mission not only from aviation OFAB-500 bombs and KAB-500 adjustable bombs, but also with short- and medium-range air-to-air missiles. ”
Klimov explained that “Airplanes are equipped with missiles for protection”.
He noted that "the missiles are equipped with homing heads and are capable of hitting air targets at a distance of 60 kilometers."
The Russian command took this step after 6 days ago, a Turkish fighter shot down Su-24 over Syrian territory.