Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system arriving in Syria
[Global Times Comprehensive Report] Early Monday morning local time, explosions were heard again near Damascus, Syria. The Israeli military has made no secret of its air strikes on targets in Syria, while Syria claims to shoot down most of the incoming missiles. The analysis points out that this may be the largest air strike launched by Israel against Syria after Russia delivered S-300 to Syria. So, who is the winner of this action on both sides of Syria and Israel? What role does the S-300 play?
Russian military experts said Syrian air defense systems repelled Israeli attacks because Russia helped the country build a perfect cascade of air defense systems, according to a report on Russias Todays Economy Web 21. Former deputy commander of the Russian Air Force, Bizev, said the Israeli attack was a test of Syrias air defense system after Russia provided Syria with S-300 air defense system. Israeli warplanes engaged in strike operations launched precision guided missiles in Syrian air defense system areas outside the area damaged by Syrian air defense fire. When Syrian air defense systems intercepted, the data were recorded by radio-electronic systems on Western aircraft. Therefore, it was a reconnaissance attack by Israel to identify weaknesses in Syrian air defence systems.
An unnamed Chinese military expert told the Global Times that according to reports, the air strike was probably the largest Israeli air strike against targets in Syria after Russia delivered S-300 to Syria. The Israeli side is likely to adopt a tactic mainly aimed at preventing missile strikes outside the zone, and the main target is the military facilities of the Iranian forces. Israeli warplanes are generally far from Syria, and there may be no large-scale cross-border strikes. The advantage of this kind of attack is that it does not need to put the Israeli fighter planes in danger, and at the same time it reduces the complexity of operation organization by reducing the number of support planes.
The expert said that if Israeli warplanes did not conduct large-scale cross-border operations, their electronic interference with Syria might be limited. In this case, the Syrian air defense system can still effectively intercept and shoot down some of the incoming missiles.
Experts said that judging from the delivery time, Syrias S-300 air defense missile system is likely to be operated and guaranteed by the Russian military at present, and Syrian personnel are still in the state of training. At the same time, Israel is likely not targeting these air defense systems because of its fear of the Russian military.
Russian National News Agency reported Tuesday that the curator of the Russian Air Defense Museum and retired Colonel Knutov said the air raid showed that Syrian air defense system needed to be further improved. The main problem now is that Syria failed to shoot down vehicles launching cruise missiles and guided bombs, so that Israeli F-16 fighter planes will continue to carry out similar operations. After the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system equipped by the Syrian army was put into operation, the Syrian army will probably shoot down the F-16 fighter aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea and Lebanon.
With regard to Israels claim to destroy the Syrian armour air defense system, experts say that the air defense system participates in combat operations without cover, so it is necessary to cooperate with each other in the future. `
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