Su-24 Fencer

Israeli Patriot Downs Syrian Su-24

A Syrian air force Sukhoi Su-24 was shot down on 23 September by an Israeli Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air missile. The Syrian fighter had approached – and reportedly breached – the Israeli border on the Golan Heights before it was brought down. Such an incident was one of the most likely scenarios, with the civil war […]

Additional Su-24s for Sudan?

Another sign of the Su-30 relocation, Belarus moved three more of its decommissioned Su-24 Fencer to the ARP area, possible queued to be overhauled for export. By February 2012, Belarus withdrew all of the Fencer aircraft from service. (An additional Su-24 located on a taxiway had its wings and horizontal stabilizers removed, possibly cannibalized for parts). […]

Turkey Scrambles Jet Fighters to Intercept Syrian Warplane

Turkey scrambled two jet fighters to intercept a Syrian warplane approaching the border town of Yayladağı, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on Thursday. In a statement, the TSK said a Syrian Su-24 warplane turned back 3.6 nautical miles from the Turkish-Syrian border as Turkish F-16 fighters approached. The statement also noted that another two […]

Turkish Fighter Jets Scramble to Intercept Syrian Warplanes

Four Turkish fighter jets scrambled on Wednesday to intercept three Syrian SU-24 fighter jets and one MIG-25 fighter jet which approached to southern Turkey, said a Turkish military statement. Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets scrambled Friday to intercept two Syrian SU-24 jets which came closer to the south of Cilvegozu Border Gate in Reyhanli town […]

There Is An Air War Still Going on in Syria

Syrian Arab Air Force bombers are constantly pounding rebel forces across Syria. Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer, Mig-29 Fulcrum and Mig-23 Flogger bombers are those most frequently depicted in footage emerging on a daily basis from Damascus, Idlib and any other city or village where loyalist forces fight Free Syrian Army insurgents. Noteworthy, clear blue skies and […]

Iranian Air Force to Stage Wargames Friday

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) plans to conduct massive air drills over the county’s Southern waters on Friday, a senior commander announced on Thursday. The two-day exercises are the main and second phase of large-scale drills codenamed Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Vellayat IV, Deputy IRIAF Commander Brigadier General Alireza Barkhor told reporters. Units from […]

Turkey Scrambles Fighters to Intercept Syrian, Russian Warplanes

Turkey has scrambled F-16 fighter jets to intercept the Russian and Syrian warplanes that were flying close to the country’s air space, a Turkish military statement said on Sunday. Two F-16 fighter jets were sent to intercept a Syrian SU-24 warplane, which was spotted approaching the Yayladagi town of southern province of Hatay near the […]

Putin’s Belligerence Reaches a Tipping Point

Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet today after it violated the country’s airspace. The Turkish military claims it issued ten warnings before shooting down the aircraft, while Russia denies any breach of Turkish territory. The incident marks the most serious direct confrontation between a NATO member and Russia in half a century. Russian President […]