New Russian combat boats in Syrian coast guards

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Russian 'Raptor 03160' combat boats will be delivered to the Syrian coastal guards to strengthen the country's security at its ports and coastal waters, media sources reported.

Al-Hadath news reported that the speed boats which have been considered for different missions can carry up to 20 naval forces along with all their weapons and ammunition and they can help the Syrian coast guards in patrolling, tracing, and relief and rescue operations as well as seizing small boats.

The speed boats are also able to operate in coastal areas, gulfs and river mouths.

Russia has recently enhanced supply of advanced military tools and weapons systems to Syria.

Photos and images of the recent visit by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Russia-administered Humeimim airbase in Lattakia province showed that the Russian Air Force has also deployed more modern warplanes and missiles in Syria recently.

The photos showed that Russia has deployed its Su-27 SM3 in Humeimim airbase.

The reports said that the fighter jet that is the last model of Su-27 had not been previously seen in Syria.

In the meantime, RVV-SD missiles, a version of the Jojo guided missiles, were seen in the footages of Humeimim.

Media sources reported earlier this month that they have observed a number of advanced Terminator tanks in the Russian-run Humeimim airbase during Bashar al-Assad's visit to the base.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that a number of very strong Russia-made Terminator Tanks were seen in images of Assad's visit to Humeimim military airport in Lattakia province, adding that Russia had never declared anything about deploying this kind of tank in Syria.

The report said Terminator is similar to T-72 but is equipped with stronger weapons, adding that the tank's main mission is providing support for friendly tanks in the battlefields and destroying enemy tanks by missile fire.

Terminator is capable of targeting and destroying other tanks and armored vehicles from a 6km distance, the report added.

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