S-300

The deployment of state-of-the-art Russian air defense missile systems in Syria will have a favorable effect on the situation in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem told a news conference in Damascus on Monday.

“Not only Syria will feel safer owing to supplies of S-300 air defense missile systems, ” said Muallem, also Deputy Prime Minister. “The deployment of this defense weapon will help make the situation more stable and safe across the Middle East,” he added.

Following the incident with the downing of a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on September 24 that Russia would supply S-300 missile defense systems to the Syrian army.

It has already supplied 49 units of hardware within the framework of S-300 supplies. Russian specialists will train Syrian military to use the missile systems.

The electronic surveillance Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea late on September 17 when it was flying back to the Russian airbase at Syria’s Hmeymim.

According to the Russian defense ministry, the plane was shot down by a missile from a Syrian S-200 air defense complex when it was firing at four Israeli F-16 aircraft attacking targets in the Latakia governorate.

The Israeli pilots actually hid behind the Russian plane exposing it to Syrian missiles, the ministry stressed.

Fifteen Russian servicemen who were onboard the plane were killed.

More:
http://tass.com/world/1026001

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Daeshbags-Sux
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“The Israeli pilots actually hid behind the Russian plane exposing it to Syrian missiles, the ministry stressed”
=> Which is dubious since SAMs were fired after the GBU-39 bombs stroke and… GBU-39 are gliding bombs with 110km range, so, once launched, since these bombs are autonomous…

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The F-16s immediately return to their base. As F-16 fly about twice/thrice as fast as a GBU-39, these were already 200-300km south of the launch point when S-200 was fired. The Russian narrative is BS.

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Oh so i’m assuming you take all those Israeli accounts for granted, without questioning one bit, show utter disregard for every other possible scenario complexity such as the type of PGMs used, total number of airplanes involved, their formation(s), distance from one another during both the egress and ingress phases, number of passes, exact distance from one another when dropping bombs, number of planes that actually fired, number of planes who only provided support and escort, precise position of every single flying object in the engagement zone from A to Z, etc… you do not even know which planes were… Read more »

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