MOSCOW, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — The Russian Aerospace Forces acquired “new methods of striking ground targets” due to the experience gained in Syria, local media quoted the forces’ chief commander as saying on Sunday.
“This is an invaluable experience, we cherish (it) and will apply it in the future,” said Viktor Bondarev, commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
Taking into account the experience gained by the Russian military in Syria, the Russian military has adjusted the combat training of Russian pilots and the system designed to train cadets, Russian news agency RIA Novosti further quoted Bondarev to report.
The Russian Aerospace Forces started airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria from Sept. 30, 2015.
Bondarev also noted that the modernization of the military reconnaissance system continues, adding that the Russian Aerospace Forces recently received more than 100 aircraft and about 300 helicopters.
Bondarev highly praised Russian pilots, saying “they make history with their military work and dedication.”