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    Modern Syrian Airpower

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2015

    The ongoing revolution across Syria has put Syrian air power - helicopter gunships and strike aircraft - into play.





    There are a total of (30) Syrian Military and Civilian Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    2012
    HESA Shahed 129 (Eye-Witness)
    Iranian industry has been actively involved in development of drone aircraft for some time now - ree... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HESA Shahed 129 (Eye-Witness)

    2010
    Yakovlev Yak-130 (Mitten)
    Advanced jet-powered trainers with secondary strike roles are becoming an ever more growing presence... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-130 (Mitten)

    1989
    ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)

    1984
    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    The Mikoyan MiG-29 "Fulcrum" did much to further Soviet/Russian aviation technology and, along with ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)

    1982
    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    The Kamov Ka-27 Helix naval helicopter was developed as a direct successor to the aging Kamov Ka-25 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)

    1981
    Ghods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
    Iranian engineers have been hard at work in building up local Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) stocks f... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ghods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)

    1975
    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    The Ilyushin IL-76 heavy transport was debuted in the early 1970s, entered service in the mid-1970s ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)

    1974
    Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
    The Sukhoi Su-24 "Fencer" was the Soviet answer to the American General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark. The... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)

    1973
    Sukhoi Su-20 (Fitter-C)
    With the success that was the Sukhoi Su-17 "Fitter" swing-wing product, it was only natural for Sovi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-20 (Fitter-C)

    1973
    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    The famous Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter stemmed from a Soviet Cold-War requirement for a heavily arme... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)

    1973
    Aerospatiale Gazelle
    A popular light reconnaissance and attack helicopter for export order, the Aerospatiale Gazelle syst... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Gazelle

    1972
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
    Like the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" and the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed", the MiG-25 (NATO reporting ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)

    1972
    Aero L-39 Albatros
    The Aero L-39 series of advanced jet trainer and light strike aircraft followed along the same lines... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-39 Albatros

    1972
    Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
    The Tupolev concern of Russia holds an aviation history dating as far back as 1926, having since est... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)

    1970
    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Thanks to advances in jet engine technology during the 1950s and 1960s, passenger air travel blossom... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)

    1970
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    The Mach 2-capable MiG-23 "Flogger" became the first true "swing-wing" fighter to enter service with... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)

    1970
    Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
    The Mach 2-capable Sukhoi Su-17 "Fitter" was a further development of the successful Su-7 "Fitter-A"... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)

    1969
    Antonov An-26 (Curl)
    The Antonov An-26 was developed from the An-24 of 1962 for the airliner passenger / general transpor... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-26 (Curl)

    1967
    Tupolev Tu-134
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-134

    1967
    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be v... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)

    1966
    Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
    The Kamov Ka-25 (NATO codename of "Hormone") was developed from the Ka-20, which itself was a respon... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)

    1965
    Dassault Falcon 20
    In 1965, the French concern of Dassault introduced its line of business jets with the Dassault "Falc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Falcon 20

    1965
    Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)

    1964
    Boeing 727
    After World War 2 (1939-1945) introduced the turbojet engine as a viable aviation propulsion system,... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 727

    1963
    Aero L-29 Delfin / Maya
    The Czech designed and produced Aero L-29 Delfin (translating to "Dolphin"; NATO designation of "May... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-29 Delfin / Maya

    1962
    Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    The Mil Mi-6 was an inventory stalwart for the Soviet Union and its allies during the Cold War. For ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)

    1962
    Antonov An-24 (Coke)
    The An-24 "Coke" was yet another in the long line of military transport aircraft produced during the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-24 (Coke)

    1961
    Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
    The Beriev Be-12 "Mail" was a successful flying boat aircraft developed for the Soviet Navy as a rep... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)

    1959
    Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    The Antonov An-12 (NATO codename of "Cub") was the primary medium-lift military transport of the Sov... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)

    1947
    Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    The Antonov An-2 is a multi-role light utility biplane initially produced under the Soviet flag. Des... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-2 (Colt)