The American edition The National Interest has named the worst for the Islamic state (a terrorist organisation, banned in Russia. - Approx. ed.) the Russian plane. The experts unanimously decided that the su-25SM instead of the more "young" su-30SM and su-34 as it might seem.
The main role in the combat operations of Russian aviation in Syria, the experts assign the armored attack aircraft su-25SM. His role will be especially effective, when the Russian military and troops of the Syrian government will coordinate its own efforts, experts say.
After the start of the operation of Russian military aviation in Syria, all eyes are on the newest research - the fighter su-30 fighter-bomber su-34. However, as us informs The National Interest, the public has forgotten about the presence in Syria of attack aircraft su-25SM.
"Venerable" su-25SM can be the most successful tool to support Syrian government forces in the fight against grouping "Islamic state" and support of President powers of Bashar al-Assad, just as the United States used gunships A-10 to support the Iraqi authorities. Given the opinion of one of the followers of the air force of the United States, su-25SM are considered the best for conducting operations of "air - land", - notes the newspaper.
Important support air operations may provide front-line bomber su-24. This machine, reminds RIA Novosti news Agency created to isolate the battlefield from the air. Su-25SM, like the American counterpart A-10 was designed as a specific aircraft support troops.
The Russian aircraft underwent modernization. In the process, the stormtrooper armor was fitted with a "glass cockpit", a satellite navigation system GLONASS and modern avionics, which allows the use of precision guided munitions, according to the American journal.
Russian machines should only be afraid of flying at low altitudes, where they can become targets of anti-aircraft artillery of fighters. However, if the domestic military aircraft, and the Syrian government forces will be able to coordinate efforts, strikes will become more effective, notes the author. Almost 100% there is no doubt that the su-25SM will be a key link in the campaign of Russian combat aircraft in Syria, the newspaper notes.
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