Joint air defense system established between Russia and Syria

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August 26, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

A Russian-Syrian joint air defense system has been established in war ravaged country Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Major-General Sergey Meshcheryakov said at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum.

“Today, a unified integrated air defense system has been set up in Syria. We have ensured the information and technical interlinkage of the Russian and Syrian air reconnaissance systems. All information on the situation in the air comes from Syrian radar stations to the control points of the Russian force grouping,” he said.

“These air defense missile systems are capable of destroying targets within a range of up to 400 kilometers at an altitude of up to 35 kilometers,” Meshcheryakov explained.

“Thanks to regular airstrikes against the oil infrastructure and the destruction of oil convoys, substantial economic damage has been inflicted on the enemy as well,” Mescheryakov concluded.

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