Israeli satellite spies Russian stealth fighters at Syrian base

Israeli satellite reveals Russia deployed two brand-new stealth planes to Syria, for testing in real-life conditions.

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Israeli satellite spies Russian stealth fighters at Syrian base
Israeli satellite spies Russian stealth fighters at Syrian base
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An Israeli satellite on Saturday revealed that Russia had deployed stealth fighters to Syria.

The Sukhoi Su-57 planes, the first of their kind, were spotted at the Khmeimim air base in the Syrian port city of Latakia.

In a statement, the Israeli satellite operator, ImageSat International, said that the Israeli Eros B satellite discovered two fifth-generation stealth planes, Sukhoi Su-57s. The planes are expected to carry out their initial "test" flights in Syria, and are not yet fully operational.

According to the RBK news agency, the jets were sent to Khmeimim for "a test in real conditions."

They carried out their first operation on Saturday.

On Thursday, Russian news outlets publicized photos of the Su-57s preparing to land at Khmeimim. Additional planes had landed at the base on Wednesday. At the time, the Kremlin referred questions on the matter to the Russian military, which refused to comment.








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