Russia deployed S-300 missile system to Syria


s300_missileThe Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday it had deployed an S-300 missile system to its Tartus naval base in Syria.

“The missile battery is intended to ensure the safety of the naval base … It is unclear why the deployment of the S-300 caused such alarm among our Western partners,” the ministry said in a statement.

U.S. media reported earlier this week that Russia had sent the S-300 system to Syria at the weekend in its first foreign deployment of the surface-to-air weapon in the civil war-ridden country.

US officials have warned that the weapon system could be used to counter American missile attacks inside Syria.

The S-300 has a range of around 150 miles and is used to protect against airborne threats as opposed to vehicle and human targets on the ground.

S300 missile system
S300 missile system

The S-300 was first deployed by the Soviet Union in 1979 and have since been compared to the US Patriot Air and Missile Defence System which is operating in eastern Europe.

The defence system works using several different vehicles, including a surveillance radar mounted onto the back of a truck and a command vehicle where armed forces personnel can control the system.

There is another radar vehicle and a launch vehicle where the missile is fired from.

Russia and the US have been supporting opposing sides in the five-0year-long civil war in Syria.





40 responses to “Russia deployed S-300 missile system to Syria”

  1. The USA started this new cold war, and have been pondering a “nuclear preemptive first strike” on Russia for months. The Russians are just getting fed up with the constant provocations, that’s all. Get Nato to STOP ITS UNLAWFUL EXPANSION EASTWARDS, stop the stupid sanctions policy and you’ll see how fast it will all calm down. Russia is only defending herself. It threatens no one and only wants to be left in peace. One interesting fact I’d like to add is that intercontinental ballistic missiles travel REALLY fast. I’m talking about 15,000 miles/h (25,000 km/h). In other words, from Moscow to Washington (4800 miles, 7800km) in roughly 20 min. So yeah, world obliteration…….

    1. Rudy1947 Avatar

      When and where is this preemptive first strike? There is no real evidence of that.

      NATO expansion is dependent on the countries to the East, not all all feel it’s necessary.

      All the ICBMs travel fast. You need to look north for a faster route……for both US and Russia.

    2. Oh Yeah Avatar

      From Washington to Moscow
      (7800 km) in roughly 20 min. So yeah, world obliteration…….

      No chans that it will ever happens.

      1. Chances or not, why should it happen? Idiot.

    3. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Euro is getting fed up, everybody is getting fed up.

      1. Let’s hope the Canadian welfare services are getting fed up with you. 🙂

          1. Are you for real? Do you sincerely believe anybody gives a fart about where you live and what you do? And yet you keep putting your insignificant life (or what you pretend it to be) on public display?!

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            It’s exclusively for you junkyard you imagine i was going to leave this here? I was waiting for your daily shift to harass and stalk.. $$$$$..No other Zio job?

    4. Another retard wandered off from the rancid pages of Russia Today and landed here. How about you obliterate yourself, pal? 🙂

  2. Rudy1947 Avatar

    Have to bring a touch of reality to the infamous S-300:

      1. Reme Stax Avatar
        Reme Stax

        Savage is the top Zionist kyke propagandist

      2. Reme Stax Avatar
        Reme Stax

        Read the Talmud kyke

        1. Did you read it? Just wondering, because you can’t even spell “kike”. 🙂

      3. Reme Stax Avatar
        Reme Stax

        WOW I knew Jones had to be a Zionist to get more bucks. But he is worse than I thought. What happened to the investigative journalism

      4. Reme Stax Avatar
        Reme Stax

        WOW. Total Jew playbook. Blame everything on the Catholics and Islam!

      5. Oh Yeah Avatar

        Another joke from Alex Jones.
        You must adore him and his conspiracies theories.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          More hair than Putin. :-))))

          1. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Putin is up to date when it comes to mode.

          2. Look at the botched abortion victim in the middle, second row. Imagine what HIS children would look like. 🙂

          3. Negative selection at work. Looks like that “Idiocracy” movie is slowly turning into reality in Russia.

          4. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Totalitarianism is already a harsh reality in Russia.
            Garry Kasparov writes:
            There are less than two weeks remaining before Russia holds its so-called legislative elections. But we can already draw conclusions about what is going on. We can see that it is not only pointless, but even harmful, for the opposition to participate in the “voting” if its goal is to oppose the regime of President Vladimir Putin.

            It has long been commonplace to say the process that is called “elections” in Russia does not play any role in determining matters of political power. Rather it is an imitative mechanism intended to give the appearance of legitimacy to the regime.

            Nonetheless, again and again, politicians claiming to be in opposition try to participate, either not understanding or pretending not to understand that by doing so they are playing into the Kremlin’s hands, willingly or not. They are helping it draw Russian citizens into a political process with predetermined results. And by doing so, they become parasites on the understandable human desire of society to believe in the possibility of nonviolent change.

            The problem, however, is that Russia long ago passed the point of no return after which change without upheaval (that is, through the ballot) is impossible. In addition, the longer the regime’s agony continues, the more profound the upheavals will be for Russia.

            By arguing that it is important to participate in the elections, these “oppositionists” are cultivating false hopes in society, which then become an obstacle to any change in principle.

            The arguments used to justify participating in these electoral games entirely ignore current political reality and, in particular, the changes that have occurred in the last few years.

          5. Chest, head or pubic? 🙂

        2. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          He’s more energetic and brilliant than you dim light, his job, dennoucing conspiracies baby Matrix

        3. He looks like he just had sex with the horse he’s sitting on. The horse’s sad eyes say it all.

      6. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        Talmud Pedophilia: The Jewish Religion Allows Sex with 3-Year-Old Baby Girls and Little Boys Under Nine. Who on earth would publish religious books saying it is okay to have sex with babies? At least in Islam the girl has to be nine before you are allowed to penetrate her.

      7. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        More reality in the Middle east
        No wonder USA is panicking, their terrorists are about to be wiped from Aleppo

      8. Is that what you look like on a good day, mate? In fact, that’s precisely how I always imagined you. The ridiculous hat included. 🙂

    1. The Soviets (to be more precise, the Brezhnevites) positively look as paragons of sanity compared to Putin and his cronies.

  3. Rudy1947 Avatar

    The Russians and Syrians are protecting Tartus from the various rebel air forces that would attack the base. Assad is getting some S-300 assets under the guise of Russian security concerns. Those systems will remain or be shipped to the Hizzbillies when this war ends or becomes manageable.

    1. “Hizzbillies” — why are you referring to Hezbollah as Americans?

      Hillbilly is a term (often derogatory) for people who dwell in rural, mountainous areas in the United States, primarily in Appalachia and the Ozarks, Uwharrie Mountains and Caraway Mountains. Due to its strongly stereotypical connotations, the term can be offensive to those Americans of Appalachian or Ozark heritage. “Hillbilly” first appeared in print in a 1900 New York Journal article, with the definition: “a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him.” The stereotype is two-fold in that it incorporates both positive and negative traits: “Hillbillies” are often considered independent and self-reliant individuals who resist the modernization of society, but at the same time they are also defined as backward and violent. Scholars argue this duality is reflective of the split ethnic identities in white America. [1]

      1. Rudy1947 Avatar

        Thank you giving the definition of hillbilly. I would never have known….sarc.

      2. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        The Hill is the premier source for policy and political news by the Pentagon Billies

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