The latest air defense system s-300V4 long-distance actions taken by the Russian military to Syria.
According to U.S. intelligence, the complex was taken to a naval base in Syrian Tartus last weekend. Now the system that can shoot down cruise missiles, is in the stage of deployment, reports Fox News, citing sources in the U.S. Department of defense.
Specifies that it is the first time the C-300V4 outside the Russian Federation.
Channel sources say that neither “Islamic state”, nor “dzhebhat an-Nusra (terrorist group banned in Russia) no aircraft and cruise missiles. Therefore, the appearance of this air defense system in Syria can only mean a strengthening of Russia’s readiness to protect against a potential attack from the United States and its allies.
We will remind, on October 3 the U.S. state Department officially announced the suspension of talks with Russia on Syria, but to avoid incidents in Syrian airspace Washington will maintain military contacts with Moscow. John Kirby explained these measures by the fact that “the USA has run out of patience.”
S-300V4 system of air and missile defense, which came to replace the s-300V earlier versions. Version of this system under the designation s-300VM “Antey-2500” supplied by Russia for export. It can affect operational-tactical ballistic missiles, medium-range, and the range of the system reaches 400 km.