– Russian air-to-air missiles have been on duty on air, after Turkish army have downed Russian Sukhoi Su-24 by F-16s, due to border breach.
NATO has also been bombing its targets with R-27 mid-range air-to-air missiles, AA-10 Alamo defined by NATO, by skin tracking.
However, military experts underline a different point, regarding the air-to-air military mechanism of Russia.
“The newly-developed air-to-air missile, by Russia, is the R-77. On the other hand, the fact that Russia has not been bringing these long-range missiles to Syria raises questions” military sources told Doğan News Agency.
According to sources, Russians have sold these missiles to India, the latest:
“Indian Air Forces have spotted that half of the 2 thousand missiles, which have been sent from Russia, were actually not working. Accordingly, Indian forces have not got the efficiency looked-for, during the firing tests.”
In this regard, Russia's effort to use mid-range missiles, R-27, which are less risky makes sense, said military experts.
Turkish Air Forces are known to own midrange AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles in its F-16 jets, against Russian R-27s.
Last year, a new model developed for these missiles, model C7 has been possessed.
AIM-120 C7 allows the pilot to shoot and change targets on air.
The Russian Sukhoi Su-24 might has been shot down by AIM-120C7 missile, after violation of airspace, said sources.