To combat ISIL terrorists in Syria, the Russian Air Force uses the latest high-precision bombs, guided by the GLONASS satellite system with a hitting accuracy of less than two meters.
"The missile acquires its target after separating from a plane using the GLONASS satellite. It [the missile] also receives the coordinates from the plane. Thus, its hitting accuracy is two meters, give or take, regardless of weather conditions and the time of a year," the source told RIA Novosti.
This will allow Russian planes to accurately hit ISIL targets, while protecting the civilian population, the Air Force representative said.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country's government is fighting a number of opposition forces, as well as radical Islamist militant organizations, including the Nusra Front and the Islamic State.
Russia has been engaged in international efforts to find a political solution to the ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as providing humanitarian aid to the people of the conflict-torn country.