Contents tagged with S-300

  • Ukraine strikes Russian S-300 and S-400 Air defense systems in Crimea

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out strikes on the Russian S-400 air defense system in the area of Dzhankoy in Crimea on the night of Monday, June 10, according to a statement from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook

    In addition, Ukrainian forces also targeted two Russian S-300 air defense divisions Eupatoria and Chornomorske.

    The General Staff noted that none of the missiles fired were intercepted by Russian air defenses. Radar systems of the S-300/S-400 …

  • Russia starts using S-300 air-defense systems to hit ground targets in Ukraine

    In recent weeks, the Russian troops have begun to strike ground targets with anti-aircraft missiles from the S-300 systems, reported the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

    The reason for using the heavy anti-aircraft missiles is that the Russia is trying to save the newer ones, such as Kalibr cruise missiles.

    The Ukrainian military suggests that the Russians have surplus of S-300 missiles and therefore started using them to bomb Mykolaiv and Kharkiv.

    The Ukrainian Air Force command notes that the …

  • Slovakia confirms it is ready to send its only S-300 air defense system to Ukraine

    Slovakia is ready to send the only Soviet-made S-300 air defense system that it has in its possession to Ukraine, provided that it receives a replacement, said Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad at a joint press conference with the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, reports the news outlet Aktuality.

    Slovakia is one of only three NATO member countries that use the S-300 defense system. It has asked for guarantees that it will receive an immediate replacement if it sends S-300 missile …

  • NATO Secretary General calls on Turkey to find replacement for Russian S-400 missile sytems

    NATO calls on Turkey to work together with the alliance to find a replacement for the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, stated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press conference in Ankara after a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "We are concerned about the consequences of Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 systems. The systems can pose a risk to Allied aircraft and can lead to US sanctions," Stoltenberg said.

    Stoltenberg added that despite …

  • Russia claims its air defense systems don’t counter Israeli attacks in Syria for political reasons

    Russian air defense systems deployed in Syria do not shoot down Israeli missiles for political reasons, said Dmitry Danilov, head of the European Security Department of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), during a conversation at the Patriot Media Center as part of the discussion "Defenders of Europe is a threat to peace. Why is NATO conducting new exercises in the face of the epidemic?" …

  • Erdogan: Turkey will deploy Russian S-300 air defense systems in April

    Ankara, which is fighting in Idlib with the Syrian army, requested patriot air defense systems from the American authorities, confirmed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    At the same time, the Turkish President stressed that the country will not give up the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from the Russian Federation. They will be put on combat duty in April, the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak quotes Erdogan as saying. …

  • Chinese media: Russian S-300 air defense systems are useless in Syria

    After missed Israeli strike on the Syrian capital, China called the Russian S-300 "Favorit" air defense missile system the most useless air defense system in the world. According to the Chinese newspaper Sina, contrary to Russia's statement that the S-300 can track even "stealth" fighters, for a year and a half S-300s have been beaten by Israel so much that these systems should not be trusted at all.

    "Syria stated that after several Israeli missile strikes, Russian S-300, S-200, SA11 and …

  • Why Russia’s S-300 air defense systems are not protecting Syria against Israeli airstrikes: Thoughts and theories

    As early as 2018, Russia transferred S-300 anti-air missile systems to Syria to strengthen the country’s aerial defense. However, to this day, Syria is being subjected to attacks by Israeli aircraft, but there have been no reports of the Israeli Air Force losing any planes during its raids against Damascus.

    There was another incident with the Syrian anti-air defense on February 6. Four Israeli F-16 fighters attacked the outskirts of Damascus without entering Syrian airspace. Syria’s aerial …

  • Iraq resumes negotiations on purchase of Russian S-300 aerial defense systems

    Iraq has resumed its talks with Russia on the purchase of Russian S-300 anti-air systems, RIA Novosti reports, citing Mohammed Ridha, head of Iraq’s parliamentary defense and security committee.

    According to the Iraqi MP, negotiations should have been resumed a long time ago, and the systems should have been purchased already. Ridha noted that he does not know exactly which stage the talks are currently at, but they have definitely been approved by the Iraqi government. However, he said that …

  • Russia conducts anti-air defense exercises in Egypt for the first time

    The “Arrow of Friendship-2019” anti-air defense maneuvers have begun in Egypt. For the first time ever, Russian anti-air troops will take part in the exercise. The drills will last 13 days, and will be conducted at a training base belonging to the Egyptian Air Defense Forces.

    The exercise will involve more than 100 anti-aircraft troops from divisions of Russia’s Southern Military District (SMD) stationed in the Volgograd province, Krasnodar Krai, North Ossetia and Crimea, the Russian Defense …