Armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic received the new Su-24M2 all-weather attack aircrafts from Russia.
The upgraded Su-24M2 front-line bombers were transferred from presence of Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation within rendering military and technical assistance to the Syrian Army in fight against the terrorist group “Islamic State”.
According to unconfirmed information, Syria has already received two Su-24M2 front-line bombers and further 8 more aircraft will be supplied.
The Su-24M2 represents a further (after Su-24M) upgrade of the front-line bombers of the Su-24.
The Su-24M2 bombers have been retrofitted with new equipment and systems at the VP Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association (NAPO) to enhance their capabilities and improve their combat efficiency.
NAPO has upgraded the Su-24M2 aircraft with improved avionics, including GPS and the Russian equivalent GLONASS, and a head-up display (HUD) and visor, under a three-year contract, as part of a national defense order for 2009. (Russian Aviation/Business World Magazine)