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Russia and Syria create joint air defense with S-400 missile and Pantsir missile/gun systems

According to the Russian new agency TASS, A unified air defense system has been set up in Syria thanks to efforts of Russian and Syrian military experts, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Major-General Sergey Meshcheryakov told a round table dedicated to the Syrian experience at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum.
     
According to the Russian new agency TASS, A unified air defense system has been set up in Syria thanks to efforts of Russian and Syrian military experts, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Major-General Sergey Meshcheryakov told a round table dedicated to the Syrian experience at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum.
Russian S-400 air defense missile system deployed in the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.
     
"Today, a unified integrated air defense system has been set up in Syria. We have ensured the information and technical interlinkage of the Russian and Syrian air reconnaissance systems. All information on the situation in the air comes from Syrian radar stations to the control points of the Russian force grouping," he said.
 
The Russian air defense group in the Hmeymim airfield area includes a radio engineering battalion, a battery of the Pantsir-S air defense missile and gun systems and the S-400 air defense missile systems.

"These air defense missile systems are capable of destroying targets within a range of up to 400 kilometers at an altitude of up to 35 kilometers," Meshcheryakov said.

He added that the Russian Aerospace Forces had inflicted substantial damage on the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) terrorist infrastructure by destroying their ammunition and fuel depots, weapons and military equipment repair plants and significantly worsening militants’ logistics support and their ability to quickly redeploy reinforcements.

"Thanks to regular airstrikes against the oil infrastructure and the destruction of oil convoys, substantial economic damage has been inflicted on the enemy as well," Mescheryakov concluded.
     
According to the Russian new agency TASS, A unified air defense system has been set up in Syria thanks to efforts of Russian and Syrian military experts, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Major-General Sergey Meshcheryakov told a round table dedicated to the Syrian experience at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum.
Russian Pantsir-S1 short-range gun/missile air defense system deployed in the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.
     
Currently, Russia’s S-400 and S-300PMU2 air defense missile ystem provides protection against air threats for its military bases in Syria. The S-400 Triumph missile system and the Pantsir complex, which is a short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system, are ensuring the protection of Russia’s Air Force at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria,

Additional defense systems, including S-300 complexes, are deployed to provide air defense for a station in the Syrian port of Tartus that provides technical support for the Russian Navy.

There is four air defense systems used to protect the Khmeimim airbase in Syria, the first layer is provided by the S-400 and S-200VE for long-range. The second one is handled by the S-300PM2 and Buk-M2E for medium-range. The third layer is furnished by the Osa-AKM and S-125 Pechora-2M SHORAD systems and finally the Pantsir-S1 to offer close protection for the base and S-400 air defense missile systems.
     
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