The Russian Air Force Is Using Syria As A Battle Lab

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Michael Peck, National Interest: Welcome to Syria, the Russian Air Force’s Battle Lab

Russian pilots have learned to perform high-altitude bombing runs over Syria, fire air-launched cruise missiles, conduct low-level helicopter attacks, and effectively support the ground troops.

Welcome to Syria, the Russian Air Force’s battle lab.

Russia has been able to gain valuable combat experience in Syria, according to Anatoly Tsyganok, a retired Russian colonel and military commentator writing in the Russian defense publication Independent.

Russian pilots have learned to perform high-altitude bombing runs over Syria, fire air-launched cruise missiles, conduct low-level helicopter attacks, and effectively support the ground troops.

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WNU Editor: EVeryone else is using Syria as their “Battle Lab”.