Satellite photos of the Russian airbase Khmeimim, Mid-July 2017.
Overall, if the United States did not stop saber-rattling and making threats, the Russian Federation, in the light of the continuation of the war will not be reason to refrain from increasing aviation groups and the intensification of the attacks on the FSA and the Caliphate. In the current environment, additional forces aviation could be useful to support the assault on Aleppo, and for the relief of the militants ‘ offensive in the Northern province of Hama.
Iran explained the situation with the Hamadan airbase. In fact, it prepared for the long-term use of the Russian Air Forces. The Iranian defense Minister did not rule out that Russia will have in Iran and other databases.
U.S. F/A-18s were somehow close to engage Russian Sukhois (still not clear whether Su-34s or Su-24s as there are conflicting reports on the type of aircraft involved) that bombed U.S.-backed Syrian rebels near the Jordan border.
On last 11 February 2016 in Moscow a press briefing of the Ministry of defense of Russia about the actions of group of the Russian space forces in Syria, the wall screen flashed a video showing the current Syrian airfield Hamim front-line bomber su-34 (tail number “22 red”) with mounted anti-ship missiles X-35У.