The Syrian Arab Army (2) | Oryx Blog

With the Syrian Ministry of Defense finally having embraced 21st century media technology, it now regularly uploads high-definition images on both its official website and twitter account. Despite this ‘giant’ leap forward, the Syrian MoD still only communicates to the outside world in Arabic, thereby excluding a large audience that could otherwise be interested in reading or viewing the MoD’s statements on ongoing battles in the Syrian theatre. Nonetheless, the images published provide for a perfect opportunity for another ‘Photo Report’.

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T-90 vs. TOW. The second series | Colonel Cassad

The Tank was struck about 2.5 kilometers away from Khan-Mist, which recently the militants recaptured from the SAA.

To assess the consequences for the machine, of course it would be nice to see pictures up close as it was with the previous case with T-90 (where damage was insignificant), or with the Turkish M-60. The key question was whether or pierced body all limited to external damage.

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The main striking force in Syria has become helicopters

The media reported the recent deployment to Syria of attack helicopters Ka-52 alligator and Mi-28N “Night hunter”. This is a good addition to the squadron (12 attack helicopters Mi-24, Mi-35 and Mi-8), which is already in force in Syria since the beginning of the operation. Our newest helicopters can operate effectively in both day and night. And here, of course, important not only their tactical and technical characteristics, but also flying skills of the crews that operate them. Unlike Americans of our helicopter pilots are taught to act under conditions of limited nighttime visibility.And equal to them in airmanship, there is no one in the world. It’s no coincidence that in the UN peacekeeping mission, it was the Russian helicopter air group invited most often.

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Russia’s First Post-Syria Move: Stronger T-72 Battle Tanks | Dave Majumdar

While the world has been focused on Russia’s air campaign in Syria, Moscow continues its military modernization closer to home. The Kremlin is planning on modernizing one hundred and fifty additional Soviet-era T-72B main battle tanks to the T-72B3M standard. The upgraded vehicles would offer performance comparable to the much more modern T-90, but for a fraction of the price.

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Main threats to Russia’s T-90 in Syria | Viktor Murakhovsky

What is actually seen on the online video of the T-90 being hit? We see a 1992 T-90 tank with a cast tower. Its production year is apparent because it has the Shtora opto-electronic suppression system (projectors visible on both sides of the cannon) and by the shape of the gunner’s hatch. The tank is equipped with the Contact-5 dynamic defence system and is covered with composite armour protection with reflecting plates. We see that as the left “jaw” was hit by the TOW-2A missile the dynamic defence was activated and it appears that the main armour was not penetrated.

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Russian armored vehicles in the fight against ISIL | Cassad.net

The Syrian armed forces are equipped with Russian tanks. Where our BMP-1, which itself has long been well established, working tanks T-55, T-72. And recent events in Syria demonstrate the reliability, durability and a high level of the combat effectiveness of armored and other vehicles. There were cases, when on the tank T-90 was more than 13 hits of modern means of destruction, but the tank has retained its fighting capability.Our tanks on the device is quite simple, hope to use and possess modern means of destruction which are capable of destroying any opponent that actually shows the T-90 in Syria. No wonder sales of this tank in recent times has increased. Buy it countries in the Middle East, Algeria, India. This again confirms the high combat efficiency of our technology

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T-90 proves its survivability in Syria | VIDEO

A video surfaced in the internet of a missile attack on a T-90 tank on Syria’s territory. The tank survived a hit by a US-made anti-tank missile. According to the specialists, the incident suggests the T-90s advantages over Western tanks.

The video shows the moment in which a US-made TOW ATGM strikes the T-90. The incident took place west of Aleppo, in rural areas where the SAA has been actively fighting against the Islamic State. The missile was fired by some “Desert Hawk brigade which apparently is part of the “moderate opposition” or, more specifically, to the Free Syrian Army.

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The T-90 Tank in Syria: Baptism by Fire | Sputnik

The T-90A, one of Russia’s most advanced weapons, went through its baptism by fire in service with the Syrian armed forces. Earlier, it was reported by Turkish and Iranian media, and then the Russian Defense Minister confirmed the fact.The Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak reported, citing a military commander, that over 80 T-72 and T-90 tanks were spotted in combat north of Aleppo. The report also read that Syrian forces backed by Russian jets took control over the towns of Nubul and Zehra, north of Aleppo.

Meanwhile, Syrian T-90s in action near Aleppo were then reported by Iran’s FARS news agency on February 2. According to the agency, T-90 tanks were deployed near the town of Khan Tuman, south of Aleppo, after the Syrian Army regained control over the town in December.

Using the advantages of the T-90 tank, the Syrian Army alongside its allies surrounded the strategic towns of Khan Tuman and Al-Karassi, along the Aleppo-Damascus highway, a military source told FARS News.

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Military Analysts Underline Russian T-90 Tanks Major Role in Syrian Army’s Victory in Khan Touman | Farsnews

The Russian-made T-90 Tanks gave the Syrian army the upper hand in the battle against the militant groups across the Northern province of Aleppo, and played an outstanding role in its victory in Khan Touman, a senior military analyst said on Monday.

“The Syrian army’s use of the Russian manufactured T-90 tank played an integral and outstanding role during this battle, as its protective armor made it difficult for the enemy combatants to halt the army’s advance,” the analyst underlined.

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Russian T-90 Tanks Make the Difference in Southern Aleppo | Al Masdar News

With the Free Syrian Army destroying several outdated tanks; it became time for the Syrian Arab Army to upgrade from the T-55 and T-72 Tanks to the latest Russian T-90 Tank that was armed with the latest ERA and protective shield needed to counter-act the U.S. manufactured TOW missile.

This past week, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division showed off their latest military arsenal by putting it to use against the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) in the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside; it did not disappoint.

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