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Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:35 AM
 
Syria is equipped with new Russian air defense missile system Pechora-2M.
A video posted on youtube, Monday, July 9, 2012, shows that the Syrian army is equipped with the new Russian-made air defence missile system Pechora-2M. Some sources of information on Internet report that in 2011, Russia would have made modernization of Syrian air defense missile system S-125 Pechora (SA-3 Goa) to Pechora-2M level.
     
A video posted on youtube, Monday, July 9, 2012, shows that the Syrian army is equipped with the new Russian-made air defence missile system Pechora-2M. Some sources of information on Internet report that in 2011, Russia would have made modernization of air defense missile system S-125 Pechora (SA-3 Goa ) to Pechora-2M level.
A screen shot of the video shows a Russian-made air defence missile system Pechora-2M ready to fire during military exercises in Syria.
     

Algeria and Syria are particularly important customers for Russia, while there are smaller contracts with Yemen, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.

The images of this video confirms that the Syrian army is equipped with modern Russian-made air defense missile systems as the Pechora-2M, the BUK-M2 and Pantsyr-S1.

All these weapons could be a very serious threat in case of a no-fly zone action from a country or an international organization that would help the Syrian civilian population as to Libya. Indeed, Libya was only equipped with old Russian-made air defence system.

Russian and Belarus developed the Pechora 2M a modernized upgrade of the old S-125 Pechora (SA-3 Goa) using a new wheeled launcher unit. The system is designed to deploy and stow in 25 minutes. The upgraded 5V27D and 5V27DE missiles od Pechora-2M feature new fuses and warheads, and the electronics have been comprehensively upgraded with digital hardware, an electro-optical tracker has been added.

     
Video live-firing Syrian army anti-aircraft missile systems Pechora-2M and Pantsyr-S1

 
 
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