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  Syria   Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) • Al Quwaat Al Jawwiya Al Arabiya As'Souriya (AJAS) • القوّات الجوية العربية السورية‎
Syrian Arab Republic (Al-Jumhūriyyah al-'Arabiyyah as-Sūriyyah الجمهورية العربية السورية )

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Syrian Air Force 40,000 (incl 10,000 reserves); 60,000
Air Defence (incl 20,000 reserves) (total 100,000)
Flying hours 15 to 25 hrs/year on FGA/ftr; 70 hrs/year; 50 hrs/year on MBB-223 Flamingo trg ac

AIRCRAFT 609 combat capable

FORCES BY ROLE & EQUIPMENT BY TYPE

• Interceptors 9 sqns with 181 Ftr Aircraft:
2 sqn with 35 MiG-25/PD Foxbat B/D/E ; 2 MiG-25PU Foxbat C*
4 sqn with 80 MiG-23 ML/MLD Flogger G ; 6 MiG-23UM Flogger C*
3 sqn with 42 MiG-29A Fulcrum A ; 14 MiG-29SMT Fulcrum C ; 6 MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B*

• Fighter Ground Attack 8 sqns with 221 FGA Aircraft
2 sqn with 60 MiG-23BM/BN Flogger F/H
1 sqn with 20 Su-24MK Fencer D (long range strike fighters)
3 sqn with 70+ Su-22M-2 Fitter J ; Su-22BKL Fitter J ; Su-22 Fitter F ; Su-20 Fitter C ; Su-20M-3 Fitter H ; 6 Su-22U Fitter G*

• Obsolete 5 sqns with 160 Aircraft
5 sqn with 20 MiG-21bis Fishbed L ; 50 MiG-21MF/SBM Fishbed J ; 70 MiG-21PF Fishbed D ; 20 MiG-21U/UM Mongol A/B*

• Reconnaissance 2 sqns with 47 Recce Aircraft
2 sqn with 40 MiG-21R Fishbed-H ; 7 MiG-25RB Foxbat B

• Attack Helicopters 3 sqns with 71 Atk Hel:
3 sqns with 36 Mi-25 Hind D; 35 SA-342L Gazelle

• Transport 3 sqns with 22 Tpt Aircraft :
1 An-24V Coke; 5 An-26 Curl; 2 Falcon 20E; 1 Falcon 900; 2 IL-76M Candid A ; 2 IL-76T Candid B ; 6 Yak-40 Codling ; 2 Tu-134 Crusty ; 1 Boeing 737

• Transport 10 sqns with 110 Tpt Helicopter :
SPT 110: 45 Mi-17 (Mi-8MT) Hip H ; 50 Mi-8 Hip C ; 10 PZL Mi-2 Hoplite ; 3 Mi-6 Hook ; 2 Mi-4

• Training and Liaison 8 sqns with139 Trg Aircraft :
Jet trainers 96: 40 L-39ZA Albatros (armed*) ; 30 L-39ZO Albatros ; 26 L-29 Delfin
Piston/Turbo-prop 43: 2 PA-31 Navajo; 35 MBB-223 Flamingo (basic) ; 6 MFI-17 Mushshak

• Aircraft missiles (MSL) (Advanced Armament)
• Air-to-ground-missiles (ASM)
AS-7 Kerry (Kh-23 general purpose), AS-9 Kyle ( Kh-28 confusional), AS-10 Karen (H-25ML/MR model - a general purpose / Kh-25MP antiradar), AS-11 Kilter (Kh-58 antiradar), AS-12 Kegler (Kh-25PS confusional), AS-14 Kedge (Kh-29 general purpose), AT-10 Stabber, (AT-2B Swatter B (9M17M Skorpion-M MCLOS 9K8 (Falanga-M)); ATGM helicopter Mi-24/25), HOT (ATGM for Gazelle helicopters)
• Air-to-air missiles (AAM)
AA-11 Archer (R-73) ; AA-10 Alamo (P-27) ; 610 AA-2 Atoll (R-13) ; 150 AA-6 Acrid (P-40) ; 470 AA-7 Apex (R-23/24) ; 1,120 AA-8 Aphid (P-60).

• UAVs and mini-UAVs
• Shmel / Malachit

* Training

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Air Force Infrastructure - Aircraft shelters - In all airfields, for combat aircraft
Military airfields
Abu Duhur, Afis North, Aleppo, Damascus (International), Damascus (Meze), Direz-Zor, Dumayr, Hama, Jarah, Khalkhala, Latakia, Marj-royal (Bley), Nassiriyah, al-Qusayr, Rasm al-Aboud, Sayqal, Shayarat, al-Suweida, T-4, Tabaka, Tudmur

 
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   Syria AF News:

Syrian Air Force denies “bulk” of planes moved to Russian airbase

• Syrian Air Force denies “bulk” of planes moved to Russian airbase  (4/20/2017)

Pilot of Syrian Jet That Crashed in Turkey Says Plane Was Shot Down

• Pilot of Syrian Jet That Crashed in Turkey Says Plane Was Shot Down  (3/9/2017)

Al-Nusra capture Syrian fighter pilot

• Al-Nusra capture Syrian fighter pilot  (4/6/2016)


• Iskander missile launcher spotted in Syria  (4/5/2016)

• "The ISIS, not bomb it back to the Stone Age"  (12/12/2015)

• Russian Navy Pulls Personnel Out of Syria Base – Deputy FM  (6/27/2013)

• Yak-130 Jets For Syria Awaiting 'Political Decision' - Source
 (6/20/2013)

• Syria Wants to Revive MiG-29 Deal with Russia
 (5/31/2013)

• Missile Delivery Prevents Foreign Meddling in Syria – Russia
 (5/28/2013)

• Missile Delivery Prevents Foreign Meddling in Syria – Russia
 (5/28/2013)

• ‘Signs of chemical attack’ in Syria
 (5/16/2013)

• Syria Rebels Down Military Helicopter, Killing 8 Troops, Activists Say
 (5/5/2013)

• Syrian activists says government airstrike kills at least 20 people in northwestern town
 (4/14/2013)


 

 



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