This is coolbert:
According to this Strategy Page article the Russian secret weapon in Syria REAR ECHELON PERSONNEL SKILLED AND ADEPT AT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR BRINGING WITH THEM PLENTY OF SPARE PARTS!
"Support: The Russian Secret Weapon In Syria"
"there is one important thing that Russia does have and that the Syrian armed forces desperately needs; support for maintaining and upgrading Syria’s largely Russian weapons and equipment. Russian maintenance and technical personnel are pouring into Syria, largely unnoticed, along with spare parts, upgrade kits and special maintenance equipment. Thousands of Syrian army weapons and vehicles that had become inoperable, or only partially functional are now being returned to usable condition."
DEADLINED EQUIPMENT NO LONGER DEAD! ASSAD BREATHES A SIGH OF RELIEF!