BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – A new satellite photo of the Syrian military’s S-300 system revealed that it is currently combat ready.

In a photo posted on the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, the S-300 system can be seen combat ready, despite previous reports alleging that Syria was not using it.

“A commercial spacecraft was able to capture in the images the deployment area of ​​the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems in Syria. Satellite images appeared for the first time in six months, and, notably, they were taken after a number of countries criticized the Russian air defense systems, saying that Russian-made systems were completely removed from Syria,” the publication said.

According to the publication, “the S-300 air defense launchers are still in a combat position, obviously ready to immediately repel air strikes within their radius of destruction. Among other things, experts pay attention to the fact that the S-300 deployment area is fully equipped, which indicates that the S-300 will continue to be here for a long time.”

A satellite image of the Syrian Arab Army’s S-300 deployed in undisclosed part of the country. Avia.PRO

It is not clear how long this S-300 unit has been deployed in this part of the country, but it does confirm that the Syrian Armed Forces are still actively using this Russian-made air defense system.

Much of the criticism regarding the S-300 system has come from Chinese publications, who argue that Syria has been more successful using their radar units than Russia’s.

Despite the arguments about which country’s equipment works better, the Syrian military has maintained that they use both for maximum protection of their airspace.

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gustavo
2020-05-15 00:49

Yes, it is ready to stop missiles lunched by Israel planes, but it is not ready at all to shot down Israel’s planes. SAA needs Russia permission to do that.

hhubert
hhubert
2020-05-15 11:05
Reply to  gustavo

YOU MAY BE RIGHT GUSTAVO . nobody like the( is real) .

Gryz
Gryz
2020-05-15 21:57
Reply to  gustavo

A permission that Putin in person has to give, and considering his political and even personal alchemy with the the criminal PM in charge, it isn’t going to happen anytime soon, no matter the level of damage incurred by Israeli strikes if they remain below a certain threshold and stick at being symbolic. They can do anything short of launching an all-out assault and/or try to invade the country. Even a partial incursion would be tolerated by the Tzar, just like he did with the Turkish Dog in chief. It will change overtime, but that time in still a long… Read more »

Dejan
Dejan
2020-05-16 03:19

there is too much tension in this region and too many sides. Is it posible to see Israelis testing russian defence strategy for americans? Yeah! Do russians need to reveal their tactics every time Israeli plane eneters into Syrian space? No! on the other side there is a possability to study russian defence tactics for a first time after cold war. This new aproach is based on new hybrid war tactics – they covered almost complete syrias teritory and eastern mediterenian and most of aero bases of Israel and their tactics. they simply know when this threat is real! just… Read more »