Tests of the S-500 Prometey Air Defense system took place in Syria, reports the newspaper Izvestia, citing sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, as well as Russian defense industry.
As noted, the testing of the system was successful. During the test, personnel found several problems in the equipment, but quickly fixed it.
"Syria is the perfect place for such tests because the temperature is always high and there is a lot of dust," said former deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, Lieutenant General Aytech Bizhev, commenting on the tests of the S-500 missile system.
According to him, such an operating mode and harsh climate conditions help to find shortcomings, which are then generalized, fixed, and eliminated