Answer to Israel: analogues of Russian S-300 closed the skies over Damascus

To counter the Israeli Air Force, Iran has deployed its own air defense systems in Syria. On October 15, 2020, the representative of the Iranian Armed Forces, Abu Fadl Shikaraji, said that this is a response to Tel Aviv for the incessant air raids on the Tehran-friendly country.

We have deployed a number of air defense / missile defense systems in Syria at the request of the official Damascus

- he said.

Economic conditions do not allow us to provide everything for free to our allies. So they sometimes have to pay for it

- he added.

According to reports, Tehran has deployed air defense systems Bavar-373, Khordad-15, Khordad-3 and Mersad on Syrian territory, as well as radar and other equipment to combat air targets. Now the skies over Damascus are covered by analogs of Russian S-300s.

The Bavar-373 is a variant of the S-300 air defense system. It was introduced in August 2019. It is stated that it is capable of monitoring the air situation at a distance of up to 400-450 km and tracking up to 100 targets simultaneously. At the same time, it can launch 12 Sayyad-4 missiles against 6 targets at a distance of up to 200 km and an altitude of up to 27 km.

Khordad-15 was shown in June 2019. It is specified that it is capable of detecting various air targets at a distance of 120-150 km and hitting them at a distance of 45-85 km, depending on the characteristics of the flying object.

Khordad-3 appeared in 2012. This air defense system can detect objects at a distance of up to 105 km and shoot them down at a distance of up to 75 km and an altitude of 25 km. In June 2019, Khordad-3 successfully hit a US Air Force drone in the Persian Gulf.

Mersad was developed in 2011 based on the American Hawk air defense systems, which Tehran received before the 1979 revolution. According to the Iranian side, they are capable of hitting targets at a distance of 70-150 km at an altitude of up to 18 km.

Formerly French media сообщилиthat due to the "inaction of the Russians" Tehran decided to help Damascus by committing to strengthen the Syrian air defense system. This is allegedly due to the fact that Russia does not prevent Israel from carrying out missile and bomb strikes on Syrian territory, and Damascus cannot use the S-300 at its disposal without Moscow's consent.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 October 2020 14: 03
    They wrote that before there was Syrian, Iranian, and Russian air defense.
    And success is ambiguous ...

    By the way, exactly also wrote 3 years ago not about Analogs, but about the real C300. AND?
    1. Hodor Offline Hodor
      Hodor 15 October 2020 15: 28
      The fact is that any air defense is tactically inferior to attacking aircraft. SAMs are stationary, unlike fighters. That is why the United States has only a Patriot without bothering with analogues of the C100500 and developing mainly aviation.
  2. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 15 October 2020 15: 28
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev

    ... all this looks quite serious, in the further perspective (if it is of course), up to the use of I.O. in the Middle East. You ask the generals of France before World War II, what kind of nation "ruled" it and how it all ended ... at the moment we have a similar situation with the powers that be (of course IMHO) in this Ge will involve us as? well .. . for example "gladiator" ... "for correctness" you have to stand))
    1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
      Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 October 2020 16: 58
      Anything can be.
      However, everyone who is trying harder to follow the ancient rule - win small wars away from the border.

      And nothing, 70 years already follow ...
    2. Danila46 Offline Danila46
      Danila46 (Daniel) 15 October 2020 23: 06
      and what nation (except for the French) ruled the genius of France before the Second World War ???
  3. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 15 October 2020 18: 33
    A double-edged sword. Only time will tell - these systems protect or attract Israeli missiles, which is more than likely. Let's check whose level of military technology will dominate Damascus. Until now, the Syrian air defense system existed only because of its non-danger, as soon as something posed a threat, the Israeli Air Force cut it out.
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  5. leodal Offline leodal
    leodal (Leonid) 16 October 2020 17: 14
    If these wonderful sky closures stand calmly, camouflaged, no one will ever touch them. They are not the target.
    If activated, they will not be. Everything is as usual.
    1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
      Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 16 October 2020 19: 36
      Practice is the criterion of truth. Not a single rocket has been launched yet, not a single Israeli plane has been shot down, and "the sky over Damascus is closed." The Israeli media covering everything and everyone does not even mention this "epoch-making" event. Anything of course theoretically can be. We'll wait, maybe we'll see. So far, delight from the "closed sky" is clearly premature.
      1. leodal Offline leodal
        leodal (Leonid) 16 October 2020 23: 56
        They are right to admire. Better now - before than after. Because it’s understandable: it won’t be better after.
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