Russia has recently warned that its S-300 and S-400 air defense systems are up and running in Syria following leaked reports on the US’ intentions to bomb Syrian airbases. As Russia’s Defense Ministry cautions the US-led coalition against carrying out airstrikes on the Syrian army, military experts reveal the defense capabilities of the systems.
“A number of Western media outlets have published “leaks” about the talks held in the White House administration about the possibility of missile launches and airstrikes on Syrian army positions,” the ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.
Therefore, any unidentified targets flying in the direction of Hmeymim airfield will be destroyed upon entering into the air defense engagement area.
“Our missile defense systems are capable of destroying any aerial target at any speed regardless any counter measures or jamming. The engagement area of our air defense systems is up to 400 km,” he said