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Russia has built in Syria, along the borders of Eastern Europe and to the Arctic circle, the ring of defense, able to withstand the activities of the US military. This writes The Wall Street Journal.
The publication claims that this step of Moscow have forced Washington to recognize the loss of the position of the undisputed leader in the air. In particular, anti-aircraft missile system s-400 being a “dangerous and potentially deadly air shield”, was the factor determining further action plans of the US and its allies in potential hot spots in the Pentagon to revise the strategy, if the sky in a particular region is covered with the Russian air defense.
Also in Washington expressed concern that selling the s-400 to other countries, Russia further extends the possibility of deterrence of the U.S. forces.
In November, the Director of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation Dmitry Shugaev said that s-400 on all indicators surpass foreign analogues offered by producing countries for export. According to him, the acquisition by other States of such systems, as-400, inevitably “falls into political context” in connection with “in some markets entrance for our modern air defense systems long range is closed”.
With-400 — Russian anti-aircraft missile system large and medium-range. Designed to destroy all modern and promising means of aerospace attack. Entered service in Russia in 2007. For export the s-400 was delivered to China, Turkey and India.
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