Khmeimim airbase prepares to receive Tu-22M3 bombers

At the Khmeimim airbase in Syria, Tu-22M3 bombers can indeed be deployed.

Despite the fact that the information that appeared several years ago that long-range Tu-22M3 bombers were deployed at the Khmeimim airbase turned out to be unreliable, experts suggested that in the near future the Russian military air base in Syria could indeed become “home "For a pair of bombers of this type.

Earlier, serious obstacles to the deployment of Tu-22M3 bombers at a Russian military airfield in Syria were a type of runway - a supersonic bomber with a full bomb load could not take off safely.

To date, the size of the runways of the Khmeimim airbase has not actually changed, however, the surface of the runway has radically changed - judging by the use of airfield plates for reinforcement, heavy aircraft should land on this runway.

There is no real need to use Tu-22M3 bombers in Syria, however, given the significant strengthening of Russia's positions in the Mediterranean, such bombers can become a very worthy response to entire aircraft carrier strike groups, at least in the future.

It should be noted that Tu-22M3 bombers were used in Syria, however, the latter did not land at the Khmeimim airbase.

This is the most important strategic facility for Russia, allowing it to control NATO activities in this region. In addition, we will threaten the Turk from here.
And if friend Recep doesn’t like it, then it’s his problem. The main thing is that we like it, because with such friends and enemies are not needed.

Turks will be offended