Reports say Russian ships in Syrian waters delivered advanced anti-aircraft missile system and technicians
The Russian warships that arrived in Syrian territorial waters in recent days were reportedly carrying technical advisors who will assist the Syrian government in setting up an array of the super-advanced S-300 missiles.
This is according to Syrian and Russian sources cited by the London-based Arabic Al Quds-Al Arabi which said that Moscow is seeing a Western attack on Syria as a “red line” which it will not tolerate in any way.
This comes as the United States is moving the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria and the Arab League has reportedly drawn up a plan for a no-fly zone over Syria which would utilize American logistical support.
The report said that Russia is maintaining their support for the Assad government in Syria, despite constantly growing Western pressure and amongst the puppet leaders that make up the Arab League.
In addition to the S-300 missiles, the report states that Russia is also installing advanced radar systems in all of the critical Syrian industrial and military installations.
Arutz Sheva reports that the S-300 system is regarded as one of the most powerful anti-aircraft missiles systems available.
They also point out that the radar system is capable of tracking 100 targets simultaneously while engaging up to 12 separate targets.
Deployment of the S-300 takes a mere five minutes and have a long life span with no maintenance required.
The system will provide coverage of areas both north and south of Syria which would be able to detect troop or aircraft movements towards Syrian borders.
The long-rage surface-to-air missiles were developed by Russia in 1960s-1970s in order to protect industrial and military bases from aircraft attacks and cruise missiles.