ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 14. /TASS/. Russia’s service members tested more than 320 types of weapons during the Syria operation, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday.
"We checked more than 320 types of different weapons, including, by the way, your helicopters," Shoigu said at a meeting with employees of the Russian helicopter manufacturer Rostvertol.
The helicopters were refined after the operation, Shoigu said adding "at least, in terms of weapons."
"One of the helicopters we saw today is the result of the Syria operation," he said.
The minister pointed out that the weapons that can operate at a longer range than air defense systems or MANPADs were needed to protect the hardware.
"Now we have such weapons, thanks to the operation in Syria, thanks to you who do it," Shoigu told the Rostvertol employees.