Russian long-range bombers Tu-22M3 arrived at the Iranian airbase in Hamedan, reported the TV channel “Russia 24” referring to the Iranian and Arab media. Al-Masdar News have published pictures, which, according to the publication, captured Russian planes arrived on base in Iran.
According to TV channel, bombers Air and space forces (VKS) Russia will make sorties from an air base in Hamadan in Iran to air strikes on militant positions in Syria.
As notes “Interfax”, the official confirmation of this information yet.
It is believed that the deployment of Tu-22M3 on the Hamadan air base will reduce the flight time by 60% and increase the bomb load, the Agency said.
Now for air strikes in Syria, Tu-22M3 bombers will fly from airfields in North Ossetia. Hamim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia is not suitable for these bombers, which are among the largest in the world.