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Manage supplied by Russia to Syria is antiaircraft-rocket complexes (ZRK) With-300 will be the Iranian experts, told DEBKAfile source associated with American and Israeli intelligence services.
Israeli resource, specializing in military intelligence, said that the Russian side, originally planning to trust the Iranian specialists in the control of Syrian air defense systems (PVO), put Syria it is complex the same modification s-300PMU-2, which from Russia to 2016 got Iran. Currently, says DEBKAfile, carried out the transfer of Iranian operators in Syria.
The website indicates that Russia would prefer to keep silent about their plans, and such actions explains the reluctance to jeopardize Russian specialists in the case that the US and Israel dare to strike at Syrian air defense system.
DEBKAfile reports that the US and Israel are alarmed by this decision of Russia, there are positive and negative aspects. On the one hand, American and Israeli military will be less to worry about risks to harm the Russian experts in case of attack on Syrian air defenses, while, on the other hand, management of the s-300 boosts in Syria, Iran’s position, which is one of the strongest enemies of the US and Israel.
In October, Russia made deliveries to Syria three s-300 divisions, each of which consists of eight launchers. SAM went to Syria after repair and for free, as was used by Russia to replacement with more modern systems s-400. At the same time the defense Ministry stated that the training of Syrian specialists will require three months.
The decision to supply s-300 to Syria was taken after the incident in September, when a Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20 was hit by a Syrian missile system s-200 to track the Israeli fighter F-16 Fighting Falcon. In Russia believe that the s-300 will strengthen Syrian defense.
The delivery to Iran of Russian air defense systems took place from April to October 2016. The Islamic Republic allegedly obtained four divisions of s-300PMU-2.
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