Contents tagged with S-300

  • Israel does not rule out striking Russian S-300 air defense systems in Syria

    The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Minister of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Protection Ze’ev Elkin’s stated that if the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems deployed in Syria open fire on the Israeli Air Force, Israel might strike at them, reports TASS. “By supplying such weapons to the Syrians, Russia bears partial responsibility for its use,” he stressed.

    According to Elkin, Israel “has been doing everything in its power throughout all these years” so that the …

  • Media: Russian S-300 systems in Syria to be operated by Iranian specialists

    The S-300 anti-air missile systems which Russia has sent to Syria will be operated by Iranian specialists, a source connected to US and Israeli intelligence told DEBKAfile.

    The Israeli military intelligence website notes that Russia was clearly planning to let Iranians operate the anti-air defense system all along, since it sent Syria S-300PMU-2 systems, exactly the same model which Iran received from Russia in 2016. Iranian operators are currently being transferred to Syria.

    Russia chose to …

  • Media: Israeli and US military specialists visit Ukraine to get acquainted with Russian-made S-300 missile systems

    A joint US-Israeli delegation secretly visited Ukraine to acquaint themselves with several specimens of important weaponry, including an S-300 anti-air defense system, Vietnamese news portal Soha News reports.

    According to the article, Ukrainian specialists explained to delegation members the tactical and technical characteristics of the S-300 in Ukraine’s possession, and suggested that American and Israeli fighter jets be sent to Ukraine in order to test the system’s capabilities.

    Responding …

  • Israeli Air Force resumes flights near Syrian borders

    On Monday, October 8th, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets flew near the borders of Syria through the airspace of Lebanon, reported by Interfax with reference to the data provided by Western aviation resources.

    It is noted that the Israeli fighter jets were seen near the Lebanese city of Tripoli.

     After approaching the borders of Syria in the sky over Lebanon, they made a U-turn and left in the opposite direction, towards Israel.

    At the same time, as indicated by Interfax, the air traffic …

  • Russia deploys troops and S-300 missile systems to Syrian Deir ez-Zor as Iran leaves the area

    After the forces of Bashar Al-Assad and his allies took control of several areas in Deir ez-Zor province, Iran has attempted to strengthen its military and religious presence in the area.

    However, according to the Euphrates Post which reports on the developments in the area, pro-Iranian militias withdrew from their bases in the cities of Mayadin and Abu Kamal while Russian troops have moved in these areas.  Euphrates Post reports that the Russian military arrived on Saturday along with their …

  • Israel: Russian S-300 missile systems are not capable of defeating F-35 fighter jets

    The Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation, Tzachi Hanegbi said on the army radio that Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, which Moscow supplied to Damascus, will not be able to detect F-35 fighters, reports Haaretz.

    “You know, we have stealth-fighters, the best planes in the world. These batteries (S-300) are not even able to detect them,“ he said. As the newspaper notes, the first F-35 arrived in Israel in 2017.

    Russia decided to transfer the S-300 to Syria, after the Syrian …

  • Russian cargo planes deliver S-300 missile systems to Syria

    Over the last two days, three Russian Air Force An-124−100 Ruslan cargo planes flew to Khmeimim airbase in Syria, reports Eurasia Daily. The planes flew over the Caspian Sea and then Iran and Iraq. According to the reports, seven more IL-76 military cargo planes landed in Khmeimim airbase during this past week.

    On September 24, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu announced that Russia would begin deliveries of S-300 systems to Syria. The Russian decision to send these systems to Syria came …

  • Lavrov: Russia started supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria

    Moscow has already started delivering the S-300 Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Damascus, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a press conference in New York, reports RBC news agency.

    "The S-300s have already begun to arrive in Syria," said the head of the ministry noting that, in accordance with the president's [Putin] order, deliveries began "immediately after the incident" with Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea.

    Lavrov assured that Moscow will …

  • Kremlin confirms Russia does not intend to supply S-300 missile systems to Syria

    Russia’s refusal to supply S-300 missile systems to Syria is not connected with the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Moscow, as stated by the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov,  while commenting on the statement of Putin’s aide on Military and Technical Cooperation ,Vladimir Kozhin in an interview with the newspaper Izvestia.

    "Technically, it is absolutely wrong to link this [Kozhin's words] with Netanyahu's visit, because the interview was given …

  • Iran puts Russian S-300 anti-missile systems into operation

    Iran has put the S-300 surface-to-air missile systems into operation, announced by General Amir Farzad Esmaili, commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, as reported by TASS.

    The commander announced that the S-300 have been “placed on combat duty and are operational”, but did not specify in which region the systems were deployed. The general also spoke of the preparation and testing of the Iranian-developed Bavar 373 missile system towards the middle of March 2018. According to the him, …