At the Pentagon, the United States expressed concern over the deployment of Russian s-300 in Syria. Earlier, the representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia reported that the Russian air defense system, covering the base in Syrian Tartus Mamimi and will shoot down any unidentified purpose.
The Pentagon will continue to develop measures to ensure the safety of its pilots in Syria, said the press Secretary of the U.S. Department Peter cook. Thus he commented on the statement of the Russian defense Ministry’s readiness to shoot down in Syria “any unidentified flying objects”.
Cook recalled that between Moscow and Washington continues to operate the Memorandum of understanding, which helps to reduce the risk to allied pilots, and Russian pilots. “This agreement helps to avoid misunderstandings and miscalculations,” – said the press Secretary at the briefing (quoted by NTV).
Pentagon spokesman also said that the terrorists in Syria, no air, and asked journalists to learn from the Russian military, against whom targeted anti-aircraft missile systems s-300, RIA Novosti reported.
Earlier the representative of the defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said the American “strategists” that Russian base in Syria is covered by systems s-400 and s-300, “radius which may be surprising for any unidentified flying objects”. Hopes that the aircraft”invisible” to evade the action of s-300, Konashenkov called “illusions Amateurs.”
The major General stressed that in the event of a missile strike on Syria, the calculations of the Russian air defense systems just will not have time to sort through the “straight line” the exact program of flights of missiles and their carriers.