The Syrian Armed Forces have received Russian attack aircraft SU-24M2 that are going to be used for strengthening of combat capacities of the Syrian Air Force.

The Syrian Armed Forces have received Russian strike aircraft SU-24M2, the Voyennyy Informator information website reported on Tuesday. New aircraft are going to be used for strengthening of combat capacities of the Syrian Air Force.

The Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation transferred the upgraded SU-24M2 front-line bombers within rendering military and technical assistance of the Syrian Army in fight against terrorist group Islamic State.

According to unconfirmed information, Syria has already received two strike aircraft SU-24M2, while 8 others will be handed to the Syrian Armed Forces by the Russian Aerospace Forces in the near future.

The SU-24M2 is an upgraded version of the front-line bomber Sukhoi SU-24, which followed the SU-24M. The new aircraft had received improved airborne avionics and expanded the list of weapons that it can use.

In particular, new airborne avionics had allowed to expand the range of high-precision weapons, which now includes missiles Kh-31P and Kh-59M. In addition, now the aircraft can use ballistic bombs with complex flight path. The SU-24M2 had also received GPS and its Russian equivalent GLONASS, a head-up display (HUD) and a visor.

The modernization process took place at the VP Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association (NAPO). The upgraded Su-24M2 bomber was presented to the public for the first time at the exhibition MAKS-2001.

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The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its two crew. It was the first of the USSR’s aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation/attack system. It remains in service with the Russian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, and various air forces to which it was exported.


Next modernization of Su-24M introduced in 2000 with the “Sukhoi” program and in 1999 with the “Gefest” program. The modernized planes are equipped with new equipment and systems.


As a result, they get new capabilities and improved combat efficiency, including new navigation system (SVP-24), new weapons control system, new HUD (ILS-31, like in Su-27SM or KAI-24) and expanding list of usable munitions (Kh-31A/P, Kh-59MK, KAB-500S). The last batch of the Sukhoi was delivered to the Russian VVS in 2009. Modernization continues with the program “Gefest”. All frontline bombers Su-24 in the Central Military District received new sighting and navigation systems SVP-24 in 2013. Source


AL-21F-3A turbojets



   Rf (thrust in afterburner mode) 11215 kgs
   Rmah (traction at maximum capacity) 7800 kgs
   Tr (gas temperature before the turbine) 1097 ° C
   The degree of pressure increase 14.5
   engine weight 1800 kg
   Air consumption 104 kg / s
   The diameter of the engine 1030 mm
   engine Length 5340 mm

Installed on the aircraft Su-17, Su-20, Su-22, Su-24

Engine data

Entered service 1973
Crew 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Length 22.59 m
Wing span 17.64 m spread, 10.37 m swept
Height 6.19 m
Weight (empty) 22.3 t
Weight (maximum take off) 36 t
Engines and performance
Engines 2 x Perm / Sploviev AL-21F-3A turbojets
Traction (with afterburning) 2 x 109.83 kN
Maximum speed 1 320 km/h
Service ceiling 17 km
Combat radius 560 – 1 250 km
Ferry range 2 775 km
Cannon 1 x 23-mm cannon
Missiles Kh-23, Kh-25ML, Kh-29L/T, Kh-59 Ovod air-to-surface missiles; Kh-25MP, Kh-31P, Kh-29MP and Kh-58 anti-radar missiles; Kh-31A, Kh-35 anti-ship missiles, R-60 air-to-air missiles
Bombs TN-1000 and TN-1200 free-fall nuclear weapons, KAB-500Kr laser guided bombs




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