A Russian dispatcher revealed that military pilots from Russia and Syria conducted the first joint air patrol over the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Russian Air Force represented the Su-34 and Su-35 fighters and the A-50 early warning aircraft. MiG-23 and MiG-29 participated from the Syrian side.
The Russians took off from the Hmeimim air base, and the Syrians took off from Sikal and Dumeir airports in the vicinity of Damascus. In the process, the Russians conducted strikes against ground targets, and the Syrians were responsible for controlling the airspace and cover.
The course of the patrols also extended along the Golan Heights, then along the southern border, up to the Euphrates River and over the northern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic. The crews also carried out missile launches at air targets and hit ground targets at one of the training grounds located in the center of the country. These joint trips should become regular.