Contents tagged with S-300

  • Russian S-300 systems in Syria attacked for the first time

    Forces in opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime have attacked the S-300 “Favorite” anti-air missile systems, Al Masdar News reports. The attack was made using Grad missiles on 21 July. The S-300s are located near the city of Masyaf in the Hama province.

    Spokespersons for the Syrian army said that the attack had been repelled using anti-air defense systems located in the Tartus province. The S-300s themselves were unaffected.

    Experts observe that this is the first missile strike that …

  • Media: Russian drones and S-300 missile systems no threat to Israel

    Russia is actively utilizing the progress made by Israel for its own drone production program, often by borrowing technologies, reports Svobodnaya Pressa.

    Last year there was an incident where Israel’s aerial defense shot down a Russian-made drone over the Golan Heights. An analysis of the fragments showed that the drone was completely identical to a model used by the Israeli Air Force. “The only difference was that our apparatus had inscriptions in Cyrillic,” the Russian news outlet observes. …

  • Russian experts: S-300 missile systems ineffective in Syria

    The Russian S-300 aerial defense systems delivered to Syria demonstrated their utter ineffectiveness during an attack by the Israeli Air Force in the early hours of 1 July, writes the Russian news site Avia.pro.

    The ineffectiveness of Syria’s S-300 is most apparent in light of the fact that they are currently considered the most long-range anti-air systems in Assad’s army, the site notes.

    The news outlet’s anonymous experts drew attention to the fact that Israel used long-range missiles in …

  • Russia concludes S-300 deployment in Syria

    The S-300 surface-to-air missile system which Russia has transferred to Syria has finally been deployed and is entirely operational, The Times of Israel reports, citing data from the Israeli satellite image analysis company ImageSat International.

    A satellite photograph published on 30 June shows that the fourth and final missile launcher has been set up and is ready for use. For some time, only three of the four launchers had been installed at the Masyaf base in north-western Syria. At the …

  • US introduces sanctions against Russian defense sector

    The US State Department announced on Tuesday that it has added to the sanctions on Russia’s defense sector.

    Among those Russian companies to be newly blacklisted for violating the sanctions on Syria, Iran and North Korea are the Avangard plant in Moscow, which produces missiles for S-300 and S-400 aerial defense systems, and the Instrument Design Bureau in Tula, one of the largest Russian defense enterprises, which develops precision weapons, including Pantsir anti-air missile systems.

    The …

  • Russian S-300 missile systems spotted at US testing range

    A military enthusiast who goes by the name of Ivan O’Gilvi on Twitter recently published a satellite photo which supposedly shows a Russian S-300 aerial defense system at an American testing ground.

    On the photograph, O’Gilvi identified two 5P85PT launchers mounted on semitrailers and a 30N6 fire control system consisting of a mobile command point and trailer with a radar antenna.

    According to Defence Blog, the US Air Force frequently uses Russian-made aerial defense systems in its drills. …

  • Israel developed weapons capable of defeating Russian S-300 missile systems in Syria

    New Israeli supersonic air-to-surface missiles Rampage cannot be intercepted by Russian S-300 missile systems, claims Florian Rötzer, a journalist from the German publication Telepolis .

    The Israeli military used new missiles last week during a strike in the Syrian province of Hama.

    During the attack on April 13, Israeli aircraft struck the Iranian facilities in the Syrian town of Masyaf from Lebanese airspace.

    Rötzer notes that Israel considers these missiles to be a response to the Russian …

  • Israel may have used latest Rampage missiles in last Syria attack

    The Israeli Air Force may have used the latest Rampage air-launched ballistic missiles during its operation to destroy an Iranian center in Syria where surface-to-surface missiles supplied by Hezbollah were being stored.

    This theory was proposed by the military analyst Babak Taghvaee on Twitter. He claims that Israel resorted to using Rampage missiles out of fear of possible losses if Syria were to activate its S-300 aerial defense systems.

    "Israel Air Force successfully used Rampage for …

  • Media: Israeli jets flew through two Arab states to attack Syria

    The Israeli jets that attacked targets in Syria on March 27 entered Syrian airspace through Jordan and Iraq, according to the Russian news outlet Militaryarms.ru. In doing so, the fighters avoided entering the zone where they would have been easily detected and intercepted by the S-300 aerial defense system.

    Another news outlet, Avia.pro, says that the Israeli Air Force operation conducted on March 27 should be considered a success. Not only did the Israeli jets enter Syrian airspace, they …

  • Washington: Russian military arrive in Venezuela to restore S-300 missile systems affected by blackouts

    The United States special envoy for Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, speaking at the media briefing, announced that Russian military soldiers who arrived in Venezuela are helping the Venezuelan authorities to restore the work of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, which have been affected by a number of large-scale power outages in the country. The video from this event was published on the official U.S. Foreign Ministry’s Twitter.

    “As we thought from the very beginning, one of the …