Syria receive MiG-31

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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 20:00

It seems that Russia has delivered 6 MiG-31 to Syria ... Coalition planes now needs to take care ... May be the F-22 now has the chance to show its worthiness in what it do best
http://www.janes.com/article/53660/syri ... rom-russia
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 20:02

Careful - read the text:

Until the arrival of the MiG-31s in Damascus is confirmed, it should be treated with an element of scepticism. With the regime of Bashar al-Assad finding itself increasingly hard-pressed on the ground, it has to be noted that a state-of-the-art high-altitude interceptor is probably of limited use right now.
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 20:14

(if it is true)

Its certainly a interesting buy, used to deter any aggression from the coalition or other forces like the TuAF. They would probably be better off with more Fitters, or Su25's looking at their main fight.
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 20:14

basher54321 wrote:Careful - read the text:

Until the arrival of the MiG-31s in Damascus is confirmed, it should be treated with an element of scepticism. With the regime of Bashar al-Assad finding itself increasingly hard-pressed on the ground, it has to be noted that a state-of-the-art high-altitude interceptor is probably of limited use right now.

They might using it as deterrent in case of Turkey decide to overthrough the regime ... Turkey has F-16s but remember in 1991 the less capable MiG-25 of the Iraqi AF downed an F/A-18 from the more capable USN
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 20:17

And frankly they should had bought ground attack planes ... That would be more helpful for them now on the battlefield .. Say Su-25 or 34
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 22:06

oldiaf wrote:.....


Until the arrival of the MiG-31s in Damascus is confirmed, it should be treated with an element of scepticism


What I am telling you is that the delivery has not yet been confirmed.......so be careful what you state.
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 22:11

basher54321 wrote:
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Until the arrival of the MiG-31s in Damascus is confirmed, it should be treated with an element of scepticism


What I am telling you is that the delivery has not yet been confirmed.......so be careful what you state.

Well I am not stating ... Its on multiple media news despite still not confirmed but it should be mentioned
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 22:14

oldiaf wrote:It seems that Russia has delivered 6 MiG-31 to Syria ...


Clearly there is something not working in your translator - I have bolded the above line for you.
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Unread post17 Aug 2015, 22:37

oldiaf wrote:
basher54321 wrote:
oldiaf wrote:.....


Until the arrival of the MiG-31s in Damascus is confirmed, it should be treated with an element of scepticism


What I am telling you is that the delivery has not yet been confirmed.......so be careful what you state.

Well I am not stating ... Its on multiple media news despite still not confirmed but it should be mentioned

В Рособоронэкспорте заявили "Интерфаксу", что не подтверждают и не опровергают это сообщение.
The Rosoboronexport said to "Interfax" that does not confirm nor deny the report.
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Unread post18 Aug 2015, 08:43

This is 1000000% Bollocks!!

Seriously guys.. do you really see a Mig-31 flying low over the Urban city using the 30mm :))))))
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Unread post03 Sep 2015, 10:25

The real purpose for these MiG-31s is to deter Turkey from enforcing unilateral No-fly zone in Northern Syria
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Unread post03 Sep 2015, 10:37

The real purpose of these Mig-31 is to do Intercept mission over Russia and Kashakstan, which is exatcly where they will stay.

That News media, whom wrote the article is no better than Sputnik/Fox News etc, IMO they are full of crap.

The Mig-31 would be the worst Aircraft Syria could ever get at current time.

Anyway, the CEO of Rusoboro has stated there is no such deal, end of story.
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Unread post03 Sep 2015, 10:39

Syria didn't receive any MiG-31s. Russians are attempting to impress six of these upon regime in Damascus already since years, just like they've tried to sell them MiG-29s and Yak-130s.

The story is just another of many 'ducks' regarding Syria (including latest fantasy about deployment of Russian Air Force to that country).

The only 'new' aircraft Assad's air force received in recent years are 10 ex-Iraqi Su-22s donated by Iran. These were evacuated to Iran in 1991, then 'stored' for decades, and finally overhauled at Mehrabad, late the last year.
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Unread post03 Sep 2015, 10:45

tomcooper wrote:Syria didn't receive any MiG-31s. Russians are attempting to impress six of these upon regime in Damascus already since years, just like they've tried to sell them MiG-29s and Yak-130s.

The story is just another of many 'ducks' regarding Syria (including latest fantasy about deployment of Russian Air Force to that country).

The only 'new' aircraft Assad's air force received in recent years are 10 ex-Iraqi Su-22s donated by Iran. These were evacuated to Iran in 1991, then 'stored' for decades, and finally overhauled at Mehrabad, late the last year.


Dude.. that is not true eighter.

Iran got Russia(i think it was Russia, but it could be Polen or someone else..) to overhauld 4-5 Su-25 and handed them back to Iraq to aid them in the struggle against IS..

There are Iraq'ie members here whom could easily clarify this.
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Unread post03 Sep 2015, 11:07

Another news surfaced later about possible involvement for the Russian AF in the war against ISIS ... But this I think is cover up story for the deployment of these MiG-31s
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