Seven battalions of s-300 can close the sky over Syria, said the expert
MOSCOW, 24 Sep — RIA Novosti. Just to close Syrian airspace to seven battalions of s-300, Moscow could put Damascus at least five such systems, said to RIA Novosti on Monday, the Professor of the Russian Academy of military Sciences Sergey Sudakov.
“I believe that we could deliver to Syria a maximum of seven battalions of s-300 is a lot, but we would be able to solve the problem of the closure of the sky over Syria. Such large-scale supply is unlikely, but three to five of the divisions would control a very large area — all areas of the country where Russia carries out anti-terrorist operation”, — he said.
The expert explained that with the s-300 to Syria will operate a system of suppression of radio signals in areas which are not able to enter the planes potential aggressor.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on 24 September announced steps to improve the security of Russian troops in Syria in response to the crash of the Il-20, responsibility for which Russia has laid on Israel. According to the Minister, in accordance with the instructions of the President, Moscow will equip the command posts of the Syrian air defense automated control systems, which are only in the armed forces and also to carry out electronic jamming of satellite navigation, airborne radar and communication systems, combat aircraft, attacking objects on Syrian territory, and most importantly — in the next two weeks will give Syria the s-300.
The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security, ex-VC commander in chief Viktor Bondarev said that Russia could provide the Syrian army more than one battery for this system.