In what appears to be preparation for a large scale attack by missiles and drones, Russia has deployed more than 30 Pantsir-S air defence systems which can detect and attack low-flying hostile projectiles.
To date, [in service with the Syrian Arab Army] more than 30 anti-aircraft missile-cannon Pantsir-S systems have been deployed in Syria. Missile systems were produced at KBP Instrument Design Bureau in Tula. These are missile and cannon weapons, and this is a modern weapon," Sergei Khatylev was quoted by the Politika Segodnya news outlet.
The exact number of air defense systems sent by the Russian military to Syria and the reason behind the dispatch has not been disclosed. However, Khatylev noted that a large-scale missile attack of several hundred cruise or ballistic missiles can be repelled.
"Airspace of over an area of about 10,000 sqkm could be secured with the Pantsir anti-aircraft systems," he added.
On November 19, the Israeli military carried out air strikes against dozens of Iranian targets in Syria. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the air strikes were in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before.
The US is reportedly probing to check if Turkey violated norms on the usage of US-made weapons and military equipment during Turkish-led incursion targeting Americas Kurdish allies in Syria, dubbed “Operation Peace Spring.” "Consistent with our end-use monitoring agreements, the US always investigates credible allegations," Pentagon spokesperson Lt
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A missile fired by a Turkish Drone destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System (ADS) of the Syrian Army deployed in Idlib province on Friday. Information leaked to the Turkish media said that the ADSs radar was active moments before the impact, indicating that the system failed to detect the incoming missile
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US warplanes could fly past Russian S-400s if the frequencies of the air defense systems obtained by the US army in Syria's Khmeimim air base, are successfully deciphered. "The US army has obtained the frequencies of the Russian S-400 anti-air defense systems stationed in Syria
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The Russian military will receive 27 Pantsir-S air defense systems by the end of this month. "The delivery of 27 combat vehicles of the Pantsyr-S air defense missile/gun system is planned in 2019," Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Andrei Yudin, was quoted as saying by the Russian defense ministry-run Krasnaya Zvezda on Wednesday The development has come about a week after Russia reportedly deployed over 30 Pantsir systems in Syria, "securing over 10,000sqkm of area
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