Russia will reinforce the air defence of Syrian infrastructure with S-300 and S-400 TASS 81104172

Defense & Security News - Syria
 
Russia will reinforce the air defence of Syrian infrastructure with S-300 and S-400
The Syrian air defense will be reinforced in the near future to protect the most important infrastructure facilities, Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. "To protect the most sensitive facilities of the Syrian infrastructure a number of measures will be taken in the immediate future to reinforce and raise the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces air defense system," he said.
     
The Syrian air defense will be reinforced in the near future to protect the most important infrastructure facilities, Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. "To protect the most sensitive facilities of the Syrian infrastructure a number of measures will be taken in the immediate future to reinforce and raise the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces air defense system," he said.
S-400 (credit russian MoD)
     
In 2016 several batteries of the Russian air defense system S-300 were deployed at the naval base in Tartus to protect the base itself and Russian warships off Syrian shores. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said a multi-tier air defense had been created around Tartus and the Hmeymim air base. At the end of November the newest air defense system S-400 was delivered to Syria after a Turkish F-16 fighter shot down Russian Su-24 bomber.

Pantsir systems protect Russian military facilities from low-flying aircraft and missiles. The defense of Russian facilities also incorporates the Bastion complex capable of hitting naval and ground targets 350-450 kilometers away. Russia has helped Syria to restore the operation of its S-200 air defense systems that protect Russian bases from potential attacks from the east. Also, the Syrian army has air defense systems Buk (The Buk-M2 can engage a wide variety of targets from aircraft to missiles flying at an altitude of between 10 and 24,000 m out a maximum range of 50 km in given conditions).

The S-300PMU-2 Favorit NATO designation SA-20B gargoyle B , introduced in 1997, is an upgrade to the S-300PMU-1 with range extended once again to 195 km with the introduction of the 48N6E2 missile. The S-300PMU2 Favorit can engage targets flying from 10 m to 27 km above the surface at a speed of up to 10,000 km/h. It is claimed that it has a kill ratio ranging from 0.8 to 0.93 against aircraft and from 0.8 to 0.98 against Tomahawk-class cruise missiles.

The S-400 Triumph (NATO Name SA-21) is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Trumph is intended to engage, ECM, radar-picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles and other current and future air attack assets at a maximum range of 400 km, and a altitude of up to 30 km.

     
© Copyright 2017 TASS. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
 

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.