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Russia confident of protecting steel belt based Tartous / Hmeymim

Terrorism can not armed attack on the base Hmeymim

According to the Syrian News Agency SANA state 2/1 days, the naval base Tartous (Tartus) – Russian navy where previously opened a Logistics-Engineering station and be upgraded to the new naval base combat troops have been suicide bombings on Tuesday 01/01/2017.

According to Human Rights Organizations Monitoring Syria (SOHR – a non-governmental organization based in London-UK), said two suicide bombers attacked the base Tartous right time employees Syrian security are patrolling outside this port.

The witness said that, there were three explosions outside the base was caused by two suicide bombers above. The attack has left at least two Syrian soldiers were killed and many others wounded.

On 2/1, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti’s statement led a senior Russian officer said the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) can only carry out suicide attacks inside but they can not be outside the raid on the naval base in Tartus.

Thus, terrorists can not perform an ambush attack, they can only suicide attacks – attacks are difficult to prevent completely, not only with Russia and the United States or any country ever suffered similar attacks must admit.

Russian senior officer stressed, at the base of this strategy, Russia has implemented multi-tiered defense system by the system protection devices dedicated, combined with modern weapons and most elite soldiers, along with advanced reconnaissance equipment.

Russia to deploy more forces and means to protect military bases in Syria

Right from the early days of the war against IS in Syria, next to 2 battalions of Navy beat the Black Sea Fleet, Russia sent to Syria air defense systems S-400, S-300 and Pantsir -S systems Iskander ballistic missile or rocket-ship shore P. K-300P Bastion

However, these are fitted to protect the bases Hmeymim and Tartous against regular attacks, and the ability IS uses the aircraft or warships to attack the base but still probable the extremely low probability.

Direct To ensure this naval base attacks were not the IS forces, Russia has ordered a powerful weapon like the T-90 tanks, multiple-barreled rocket system Smerch BM-30, armored vehicles, heavy, but most importantly, reconnaissance systems protect several levels.

Currently, Russia is carrying out reconnaissance 3 layers around military bases, including unmanned aircraft and tactical reconnaissance helicopters; just observe protected grounds, just perform reconnaissance missions, the Air Force helped the country battle to control Syria.

In 3 layers, the first layer 2 and directly take on the task of protecting bases from attacks by military forces of the terrorist organization Islamic State, also mostly 3rd class is engaged battlefield reconnaissance, support Russian and Syrian troops in military operations.

3 layer protection reconnaissance Russian bases in Latakia

The first layer has the task of protecting the Russian military base in Syria, including airbases Hmeymim and Tartus naval base. This layer of defense reconnaissance observers tasked, collect information, help to prevent any risk of sudden armed attack by IS.

To ensure absolute safety for the base, Russia has equipped each unit base 4-6 defense reconnaissance aircraft class small unmanned Zala 421-08 (Strekoza – Dragonflies ), using the electric motor, no noise, reconnaissance range of about 30km.

The second layer is responsible for reconnaissance, detection of mobile targets IS, including 36 aircraft unmanned reconnaissance Yakovlev Pchela-1T class and Orlan -10 (same type RQ-7 Shadow of USA) operating at altitudes 2.500-3.600m, reconnaissance range of about 60km.

US Gen. Breedlove insisted that US satellites have photographed the reconnaissance aircraft Pchela-1T unmanned airport takeoff from Latakia to carry out surveillance operations in northern Syria. In addition, the US also found that both types of Dozor 600 (MQ-1B similar kind of America).

General Breedlove said that the unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the 2nd layer has wide coverage, is equipped with advanced reconnaissance equipment, especially the motion sensor, which detects pictures the rebels are moving from a distance of more than 700m.

Aircraft reconnaissance unmanned Russian Dozor 600 participating protect bases in Syria.

These aircraft have the ability to operate both day and night. Their specific task is to detect the base point for the rebels to only air force bombed, and detect the transfer operations forces, armed and terrorist IS militants opposition the bases.

The third layer of the reconnaissance squadron of attack helicopters, armed reconnaissance systems, modern target detection. This force includes 16 helicopters Mi-24PN, Mi-35M, Mi 8AMTSh, equipped with infrared sensors and fire control, with the ability to search and destroy targets.

3rd Class scouts are also supplement a full-sized reconnaissance aircraft and Il-20M reconnaissance aircraft Tu-214R advanced. These are reconnaissance aircraft of Russia’s most modern, equipped with broadband antennas, air surveillance radar, satellite communications equipment, …

In addition, there are reports that Russia was something to Syria a commander-plane airborne early warning Beriev A-50. This machine is also capable of air reconnaissance and ground, helping Russia early detection of military focus point, direction of the terrorist attacks.

With the multistage reconnaissance vehicles, multiple layers as above, can confirm that, IS can not organize attacks on the scale of the Russian military base in Syria’s Latakia which can only organizing terrorist attacks undermine designations mines or suicide bombers.

Russia confident of protecting steel belt based Tartous / Hmeymim
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