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Russian specialists have completed the re-antiaircraft-rocket complexes of air defence With-300 in Syria and returned to Russia. It is reported TASS on Wednesday, November 7.
“Technical experts of Russian defense enterprises, who arrived in Syria in early October, after delivered to the s-300PM/PM-2, which are a kind of “hybrid” that incorporates elements of both complexes had completed their conversion in the export version of s-300PMU-2 [Favorit] and recently returned home”, — said a military-diplomatic source of Agency.
According to him, now all three divisions are ready to perform combat missions. “Left to finalize on the technique of the Syrian military,” he added.
In early October, Russia completed the supply to Syria three s-300 divisions, each of them includes eight launchers. SAM went to Syria after maintenance 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 once in September, the 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.
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