MoD release footage of Su-34 equipped with air-to-air missiles in Syria (Video)

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Fort Russ – 30th November, 2015

Denis Sinyakov / Reuters

Russian Su-34 bombers have been equipped with air-to-air missiles and sent out on their first mission in Syria, said Igor Klimov, spokesman for the Russian Air Force.

“Today, Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers have made their first sortie equipped not only with high explosive aviation bombs and hollow charge bombs, but also with short- and medium-range air-to-air missiles,” Klimov said.

“The planes are equipped with missiles for defensive purposes,” he added.

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The missiles have target-seeking devices and are “capable of hitting air targets within a 60km radius,” he said.

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