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Downed Su-24 in Syria: reverse view of the tragedy.
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Downed Su-24 in Syria: reverse view of the tragedy.

Downed Su-24 in Syria: reverse view of the tragedy.


To date, all the attention of the public is drawn to the case of the destruction of the Turkish air force by the Russian front-line bomber Su-24. The President of the Russian Federation has already reported that Turkey will receive a stiff response for its actions, which in all likelihood will lead to a complete freeze of any political interactions with that country, however, despite the fact that the destruction of the Russian bomber on the territory Syria, and not Turkey, as stated by the Turkish president, there are other circumstances to which attention should be paid.



Strangely enough, but the command of the Russian Federation Air Force in the territory of Syria should be pronounced a real reprimand, and for this there are all grounds connected with the ill-considered circumstances of bombardment of the positions of the Islamic State. The whole point is that the Russian front bombers carried out a sortie without adequate cover from the fighters, and it is well known that this modification of the aircraft is not equipped with the means of warning about the aiming of the missiles, that is, in fact, the pilots of the Russian combat aircraft They hardly knew that the armament of the Turkish F-16 was aimed at their aircraft. In addition, given the fact that the Russian aircraft was supposed to fly near the borders of another state, the escort of the combat aircraft must have taken place, and it is likely that if this were thought out by the command, tragedy and scandal could be avoided.



At first glance, it may seem that the absence of the cover group is just a coincidence, but just a few hours after the destruction of the Russian Su-24 airplane in Syria, the error was repeated again, despite the fact that specialists paid little attention to this factor, perished Another serviceman of the Russian Federation. In particular, it should be noted that Mi-8 helicopters carrying other servicemen were sent to the search and rescue operation to the place where the second pilot was allegedly located. It remains to be seen why the combat vehicles went to the place of hostilities without a support group - given the experience of Afghanistan, the Mi-8 helicopters were always accompanied by combat Mi-24 capable of suppressing enemy fire. Nevertheless, due to lack of proper cover, it is assumed that armed Islamists used the ATGM system and fired a helicopter Mi-8, which resulted in the death of the contract serviceman already mentioned above.



Because such "laxity" of this kind are the bottlenecks that lead to irreparable circumstances, in particular, to express in the deaths of two Russian soldiers and destroying the bomber. It is logical to assume that from now these vulnerabilities are properly addressed, however, if this had been done in advance, then in all likelihood, any fatalities could be avoided altogether.


Kostyuchenko Yuriy specifically for


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