Russia’s new-generation Su-35 fighter jets will be on round-the-clock duty at the Latakia base in Syria, ready to take off at a minute’s notice to provide cover for aerial operations in the area, a spokesman for the Russian forces in Syria said. According to the Russian Air Space Forces group spokesman in Syria, there will always be two Su-35 jets ready to take off in just 60 seconds at Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia.

The fighter jets will provide cover for Russian aircraft and increase their total field of view. In the air, two Su-35s can provide a 360-degree field of view with coverage ranging to 400 kilometers, the spokesman said. He also mentioned that the Su-35 is a multirole fighter jet capable of providing air cover for the strike aircraft and strike surface targets as well as subsurface ones. FULL REPORT