Russian military aircraft in Syria protected from the attacks of MANPADS by flying at high altitudes, told “Izvestia” Director of the Bureau for political-military analysis Alexander Mikhailov. He stressed that Turkey has a SAM that can attack aircraft at altitudes up to 4 km.
“the same Russian su-24 moved to a higher elevation and are out of reach of the missiles Pro-Turkish terrorists”, — said Mikhailov.
the Specialist added that in Idlib Russian aerospace forces used fighter-bombers su-34 and su-25. They work lower than the su-24, but they have protection from MANPADS the enemy. For example, the su-25 has a defense system “Vitebsk”, while the su-24 electronic warfare system.