Damascus Is Looking To Acquire S-400 Air Defense System: Syrian Foreign Minister

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Damascus Is Looking To Acquire S-400 Air Defense System: Syrian Foreign Minister

An S-400 air defence missile system is deployed for a combat duty at the Hmeymim airbase to provide security of the Russian air group’s flights in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik

On September 28, Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem confirmed that the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) will receive S-300 long-range air defense systems in the near future and revealed that Damascus is looking to acquire the more advanced S-400 Triumf, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.

“According to [Russian] Defense Minister [Sergei] Shoigu, we will receive them [S-300 systems] within two weeks,” Muallem told reporters after a meeting with his Russian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “we are also hoping to acquire the S-400,” he added.

Earlier this week, Russia announced that it will supply S-300 systems to the SyAADF in response to the Il-20 incident triggered by Israeli actions according to Moscow.

Russian sources say hat two to four sets of the S-300 systems will be supplied to Syria as for now.

The S-400 is a newer and much more advanced than the S-300. The system can hit targets in the range of 400km and has additional anti-ballistic missile capabilities. Currently, Russia is supplying the S-400 to China, Turkey and possibly [the deal has not been signed officially] to India.

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  • jtp_redson

    They should get it to protect their war-torn country.

  • RichardD

    If the rules of engagement are going to change to expand the no fly zone from west of the river and over the sea to include Israel and Lebanon also. The S-400 would be a big help. Being able to shut down IAF attacks would go a long way to getting the US to withdraw. And would make the Turks a lot more comfortable with cooperating with the Syrian government.

    Changing the balance so that most of the dead from air attacks are Jews rather than Syrians. Is going to mobilize US public opinion against an escalated military adventure in Syria. It’s also going to dissuade the Israeli public and government from getting involved in any ground invasion. Knowing that it won’t have air cover and will result in a lot of death and destruction to the IDF and Israeli domestic infrastructure.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Would it be ok to destroy Israeli water treatment plants,waste disposal plants,schools,hospitals,civic offices,bridges,hraetand cooking supplies et al Richard ?

      After all, if the ‘Most democratic Israel can do this, why not anyone else ? :)

      • RichardD

        It isn’t necessary to wallow in the pig sty with the swine who do that to be effective. There are plenty of legitimate targets within international law that will get the job done without sullying one’s reputation. There are missiles that the iron dome and similar systems won’t stop that can destroy military aircraft sitting at or flying over Ben Gurion and other IAF facilities with the same precision as what the Jews are attacking Syria with. So they would have nothing to complain about. Any IAF target attacking Syria is fair game. If it comes down in some farmer’s field or downtown Tel Aviv. It’s the Jews fault for initiating hostilities in the first place.

        • ZP

          My take is that following the “rules of engagement” and “to wallow in the pig sty with the swine” is not going to be enough to defeat the enemy who does not follow any rules in front of the Whole Wide World as they think of themselves as “exceptional”. Plainly they think rules do not apply to them so why follow those rules if they only make the job harder for the righteous side? Why were the Germans and Catholic church spared at Nurnberg? why are the Americans not being processed at ICL for the decades of war crimes committed, same with Israelis? It is because the whole System is rigged and not worth supporting by obeying it

          • RichardD

            Attacking civilian targets doesn’t have much military value. And it didn’t do the regime change terrorists much good once they ran into supperior firepower.

            Without anyone comong to their aid, certainly none of their neighbors or the Europeans will. The Jews will be outgunned. Short of getting directly involved in hostilities, US resupply is unlikely to be much help in this type of conflict.

            You can debate what the US would do. As an American my perspective is that the Jews are so far out of line with their aggression against Syria. That even the US is unlikely to get directly involved as the Syrians defend themselves from unproveoked Israeli attacks.

      • d’Artagnan

        It would be good for Russia to hand over the S-400 to Syria and let them declare a NO FLY ZONE and shoot down some illegal intruders. Finally, after the Zionist ambush of the IL-20 and sad loss of 15 Russian lives, it appears that Russia is getting serious. It is time to shoot down some Zionist and US jets. In a few months the SAA will have a first rate SAM umbrella which includes SA-2/5/6, BUK, Pantsir and now S-300 and that does not include the growing Iranian arsenal in Syria and Lebanon. The Zionists apparently overstepped their arrogance by killing Russians.

    • Val Shadowhawk

      Yes indeed.

  • Feudalism Victory

    Maybe if they accidentally shoot a russian plane with the s300 theyll get it.

    • Kandinski

      Yes, it’s all about Russia and Syria.

    • Naija Lolade

      Syrian S-300 will be able to understand Friend-foe. Only S-200 fires indiscriminately. Trust me I knew Russia was waiting patiently for this to happen and Russia knew very well the zionist forces would shoot themselves in the leg. They always shoot themselves at the end of the day.

      Is there is one common thing about the Zionist forces, it’s shooting themselves in the leg at the end of the day.

      • as

        Mate he is talking out of context that it is the Israeli that responsible.

      • putinbeater

        Only S-200 fires indiscriminately

        stupid ruskie weapons of stone age

        • slorter

          Stand up comedy is not out of your reach! You keep practicing now!

          • putinbeater

            i block you, animal!

        • Sinbad2

          Yeah 1960’s technology, America was using the CIM-10 back then, check out these dinosaurs.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIM-10_Bomarc
          Later on, the US upgraded to the HAWK
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIM-23_Hawk#/media/File:Hawk_mobile.jpg

          It really demonstrates how far ahead Russia is in missile technology.

          • putinbeater

            no, the syrians are from 80-s

          • Sinbad2
          • putinbeater

            syria has these versions

            S-200VE “Vega-E” (SA-5b), with the V-880E/5V28E
            missile, export version, high-explosive warhead only, range 240 km
            (150 mi) Minimum target size of 0.3 sq. meters. Speed of the target
            -1200 m / s [11][12]
            The number of simultaneously fired targets. Up to 5 (the number of
            radar targeting). Greater than previously opportunity fight against
            stealth.[11]

            S-200D “Dubna” (SA-5c), with the 5V25V, V-880M/5V28M
            or V-880MN/5V28MN² missile, introduced in 1976, high-explosive or
            nuclear warhead, range 400 km (250 mi), ceiling 0,3-40 km (25 mi). The
            probability of hitting the target 0,72-0,99

          • Sinbad2

            Even the S300 that so scares America and Israel is 1980’s tech, but Russia is so far ahead of the US in missile technology, it’s all they need.

          • putinbeater

            my dear troll! in my country we had plenty of s-200s. ALL of them had friend or foe system. last week either ruskies, or srians, or both turned off this system.

            the mistake is on side of personell. in case of arabs and russians i am not surprized.

            stop tell your stupidities, if you do not know these weapons!!!

          • Concrete Mike

            Yes you were an officer, what country though…i forgot?

          • Sinbad2

            And a gentleman?

          • Naija Lolade

            which country is that ? You are not smart. If Israel tunred off the radars, IL200 will be alive by now.. What Russia said happened is what happened for real.. Isreali hide behind IL20.. This is even old technique.

          • putinbeater

            again: ruskie trolls turned of the friend and foe system. il-20 can be large as himalaya, the f/f system should destroy the missile.

          • Naija Lolade

            All this anglozionist wannbe cock sucker be talking as if they know anything. I am waiting for Satan-yahoo to attack Syria again.. Since The downing of Russia EW. No israeli attack ..
            Now 49 S-300(its likes) have been delivered to Syrians.. What a game changer.. Only war of words is left now.
            No need to reply an Anglozionist wannabe fanboiz, mere cock-suckers. Go suck Satanyahoo, if it makes you sleep at night. Noneneity can not accept fact except use loose words.

            U got the wrong person by the way. Nonetity !

          • putinbeater

            the atatck will come. according AMN ruskies decreased their fly activities by 90% since il-20 affair.

          • Naija Lolade

            Talking nonesense again….Satanyahoo cock sucker

          • putinbeater

            russia is in deep shothole and not far away. they are no able to finish su-57 (still engine deficit) and also not able of mass productions.

            there is the dawn of russia.

          • Mo Richard

            Hey do you reason behind Russia’s reluctance in producing more Su57 is not the engine but stealth technology which is which will be obsolete in a few years due to new radar developments (quantum etc).
            So why rush to spend much on something which will not be relevant in the face of a formidable adversary.? Without stealthy build-ups. Russian aircrafts are being equipped with a hardware/software which makes them invisible to F22 radars. The simple logic is that of efficient spending.

          • Crackpot Scrubber

            Realy? Dream on Son.. https://youtu.be/_Wv7tDteni0 … Lol

          • putinbeater

            you se the 20th year of building process :D

            ruskies has no money to finish baykonur2

          • Naija Lolade

            What is the use of building Su-57 if ordinary birds can shoot down F-35, an ordinary that it’s not. So far SU and Mig are a formidable fighter far superior than the flying coffins U.S and its puppets have..

          • putinbeater

            this is not s-200

          • PZIVJ
          • zman

            Duh. What a moron.

          • putinbeater

            moron is your fathers penis

          • Sinbad2

            Can’t you tell by the primitive look of the thing they are American Hawk SAM’s. Americas answer to the S200.

          • John Whitehot

            Hawk SAM is in a class order of magnitudes below the S200.

            It had a range of about 40-50 Kms, vs the abt 300 of the S200.

            Hawk was normally compared to the SA-6 “gainful” class of missiles, although it lacked the mobility of the soviet SAM (US/west deployed SAMs only to defend fixed installations, while the Soviet IADS could follow all the movements of the frontline).

        • zman

          ..that can and has sot down Israeli hi=tech US plane. HAHAHAHA

          • putinbeater

            i saw only russian plain :DDDDD

        • Naija Lolade

          lol Did you say ‘Stupid’.. Haha That S-200 still works just that it has expired already against fighter jets but it can still shoot down planes. Even as at that the totality of the Syrian Air defense systems still managed to shoot down 70% of the Anglozionist attacks. The is the first time in history of warfare a country is able to stop such a huge surprise attack.

          The outdated Syrian air defense system did all that may be with the addition of updated Buk and Pantsir S1 but trust me S-300 will be a big game changer.

      • You can call me Al

        mmm, so does the S-200, but the Israeli jets had switched them off (allegedly).

        • Naija Lolade

          S-200 does not cos it was built in the soviet days and during its time it was also the best of its Time. A legendary defense system.

          • putinbeater

            s-200 has friend or foe system. in my country we has also this weapon

        • putinbeater

          if IL can switch ob bolshuyu societskuyu/rossiyskuyu tyechnyiku, than russia is lost :DDD

    • as

      It is the Israeli that bringing the plane down.

      • putinbeater

        :DDDDDDDDDDDD

      • Sinbad2

        A sneaky trick, pretty typical of their way of doing things.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Knesset looks like an hostile Airfighter.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Maybe Russia can slip an S400 regiment set in amongst the S300 sets.

    • Sinbad2

      The S400 that Russia has in Syria interfaces with S300’s Pantsir’s etc, so the Syrians don’t really need the S400, unless Russia intends to allow Israel to continue attacking Syria.

      • You can call me Al

        It is the increased range of the S-400 that will be useful, if the Israelis try anything.

        • Sinbad2

          Yes, but the Syrians might get carried away.
          Shooting down a 747 as it takes off from Tel Aviv, which is only 300 kliks from Damascus would not be in Syria’s interest.

      • Selbstdenker

        Russia stated that they will deliver automated control center, which is actually part of S400. That would mean that Syria get an incorporated layered air defense as Russia has. If TOR M2 and BUK is added they have already a high level of airily access denial in place.

        • John Whitehot

          “Russia stated that they will deliver automated control center,”

          not that automated control center, but another one.
          updated S300 have them too.

  • Jesus

    Russia can provide a couple of battalions of S400 for 800 million dollars, enough in conjunction with the S300 to make the Syrian airspace a kill zone of IAF.
    If Russia decides to sell S400’s to Syria, Iraq and Iran, definetly the IAF and the US Air Force would be out of business in the ME.

    • putinbeater

      i wish, russia do this. within 1 week will we see, hoe overhyped are those sytems :DDD

      • Jesus

        What you will see is how inept and overhyped the IAF and US Air Force are. They will suffer losses approaching 60-70%, their KC 135 tankers and AWAC planes are going to be history, and the EW barrage would confound whatever planes are in the air.

        Actually EW is a great equalizer, you can confuse and make your enemy inept, an enemy that relies on technology and data links to scratch their butts.

      • Jesus

        Russian pilots flying Suk 35S are toying with arrogant and hotheaded US pilots that think their aircraft is so superior, the Russians always position themselves behind the F22 for an easy kill with an IR missile.
        Just like Donald Cook, EW paralyzed the Aegis radar, the same way EW is confounding the F22 radar where they are not able to see the Russian planes. :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD

        • You can call me Al

          There is a new “Top Gun” in town…

    • You can call me Al

      + The Lebanon.

    • John Brown

      Russia should sell Syria, Iraq, Iran, China, North Korea, Venezuela, etc. everything they need for a very strong air defense the S-300, S-200, S-400 the Buk, the Pantasir systems, etc., similar to what Russia has. Then help them except China who needs no help in this area to all expand their deterrent ballistic missile capability as Iran has and maybe buy some long range Russian cruise missiles etc. They are cheaper per unit then planes and pilots. As countries they don’t need a lot of air superiority planes. Maybe some SU, bombers attack helicopters etc.

      Only countries that are very large, have lots of money and or want invade other countries need lots of air superiority fighters, Syria is small, poor and does not want to invade other countries. Each of them need enough of these systems, probably 8 plus S-300, 6 plus S-400s many new S-200 Buk systems etc and lots of extra spare missile to go with them, because they are targets of the racist supremacist global Jewish confederate slave empire dictatorship and need to be able to defend against a 1000 plus missile attack, from the Jewish empire. It will make Russia lots of money against those anit S-400 etc., sanctions and the empires aggression will be contained.
      Everybody all the Goyim win and the racist supremacist global Jewish confederate slave empire dictatorship loses.

  • RichardD

    At the rate that things are going. Eventually the Syrian air defense system, possibly combined with an improved air force. Will get to the stage where the Israelis are incapable of over running it regardless of how much they attack. And the more that they attack. The more damage that they will suffer in response.

  • potcracker2588

    dont rejoice yet……them satanic jews are murdering lying professional backstabbers on the highest level…..

  • Tommy Jensen

    So I am the only one mourning over the people, Syrian scientists, technicians and professors, that Israel killed in their attack on a scientific facility near Latakia.

    The only one with a human soul, who care, who have empathy with innocent people, thinking on the side of humanity, who feel, who have emotions, who want the best for his human brother and sister, while you alternative media and keyboard warriers only wants to comment on Nethanyahu, Maria, S-400 and fock everything up.

    • Cat

      One death is a tragedy, one million is a statistic. If we mourned every death we would be mourning forever. Its like saying am i the only one that cares about plastic waste getting in our oceans or that whales are going extinct. Of course we care but with millions killed by Western imperialism we aren’t Shocked or surprised.

    • Barba_Papa

      What is the point of mourning for those victims if tomorrow the Israelis kill more Syrians? That’s like saying we have to mourn the victims of a high school shooting first, while the killer is free at large and ready to kill again. First order of business is this case is to make sure Israel can’t do it again. Once some measure of defense has been achieved, THEN you can start to mourn. And feel like a self righteous ass.

    • James

      Nice try Troll, but did you think of posting in the right section? Here we are talking about the installation of defense systems for a country that has been attacked unfairly multiple times, and you turn it into a sob story that is not in the least bit relevant.

  • Naija Lolade

    Hahaha Damascus is trolling Israel with this report, Satanyahoo will be peeing off his pants after reading this news report.

    • putinbeater

      IL ahd never fear of syria

      always kicked syrias ass with enjooy and without problems.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      He should just go into hiding already lmao

  • John Mason

    Be interesting to see if Syria gets those Mig31 that they asked for some time ago, about the same time they bought the S300. The Mig 31 would be one of the final nails in the coffin for the israelis, US/NATO if Syria gets a squadron of them, with the hypersonic missiles.

    • putinbeater

      do not be naiv! the syrian pilots are extremly stupid. they lost also mig-25, two pieces. israelis trapped them and got the planes.

    • John Brown

      Syria does not need expensive Migs or many SU planes. They need a very strong air defense the S-300, S-200, S-400 the Buk, the Pantasir system, etc., everything needed for a very strong layered air defense as Russia has. Then they can expand their ballistic missile capability as Iran has and maybe buy some long range Russian cruise missiles etc. They are cheaper per unit then planes and pilots. As Syria is a small country they don’t need a lot of air superiority planes. Maybe some SU, bombers attack helicopters etc. Only countries that are very large, have lots of money and or want invade other countries need lots of air superiority fighters, Syria is small, poor and does not want to invade other countries.

  • AM Hants

    Seriously hope they get the S400. They so need the system.

  • Tudor Miron

    Lavrov said that S-300 delivery is already taking place https://regnum.ru/news/2491148.html
    Also there are news that F-35B crashed in South Carolina.

    Also a bit of lough :) https://youtu.be/5kT3yEhyPeg

  • Ivan Freely

    Sorry Walid, but that’s not going to happen. I don’t believe Moscow would sign off on it.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    why didn’t russia give them this? Instead of S-300, if it is better. They should have given to them yeeears ago

  • paul ( original )

    I read a lot of comments which say ‘Russia should give Syria’ some
    specified weapons system. I don’t think Russia should ‘give’
    anything. On the other hand I think they should sell Syria any and
    all equipment that is available for export. I see no reason why there
    should be any limitation on Russia selling any of its weapons to a
    friendly foreign power.