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AUGUST 2021

Russia Reinforced Large Air-Defense Base In Western Syria (Satellite Images)

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Russia has reinforced a large air-defense base in western Syria, where an S-400 long-range air-defense system was deployed a few years ago. 

New satellite images released on October 9 revealed that the base, which is located near the town of Masyaf in Hama’s western countryside, had been reinforced with three Pantsir-S1 short-range air-defense systems.

Russian forces have been guarding its air base in Hmeimim and naval base in Tartus with Pantisr-S1 systems for a few years now. The system proved to be effective against armed drones as well as small projectiles, like Grad rockets.

Russia Reinforced Large Air-Defense Base In Western Syria (Satellite Images)

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The new satellite images also revealed that a 48Ya6-K1 Podlet K1 low-altitude radar was deployed in Masyaf base. The 3D, S-Band, low-altitude radar has a range of 200 to 300 km.

A Syrian air-defense base hosting an S-300-PMU-2 is located right next to the Russian base. The base is also protected by a Pantsir-S1 system.

Russia Reinforced Large Air-Defense Base In Western Syria (Satellite Images)

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Masyaf air-defense base cover the entire Syrian coast as well as large part of the country’s central and northwestern region. The S-400 system deployed in the base can also reach targets flying over Lebanon’s airspace.

Earlier this year, Russian began working to expand its military presence in Syria. Reinforcing key facilities like the base in Masyaf is crucial for the security of Russian troops in the country.

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Lone Ranger

Most excellent Comrades ???.
CIA trolls and hasbarats will cry and rage.
Ukropnazis too…

<>

Why cry and rage? as long as Russia doesn’t shoot at our jets then it’s all good. They can and should protect their AB, nothing is wrong with that.

Lone Ranger

??

Fantax

As long as they are far enough from Russian bases IAF has green light to bomb Syria, the same applies for TAF, but the many pro Russia in this forum don’t get it unfortunately

Ron

US jet have no business being in Syrian Airspace in the first place. Which means they’re prime targets for getting shot down.

Fog of War

” Which means they’re prime targets for getting shot down. ”

Please wake me when that happens.

Fog of War

” hey can and should protect their AB, nothing is wrong with that. ”

Protect it from who ? Do tell .

Willing Conscience (The Truths

The Turkish proxies who use Turkish made grad rockets and cheap improvised combat drones to attack them all the time, they’re the only people the Russians need to protect their base from.

Fog of War

You dont need the s-400 for that.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

No they don’t but they did need the 3 additional short range pantsir systems and the low-altitude radar they just shipped in, that’s the job they’ll do, protect the base and the S-400.

Fantax

You might have excellent weapons but if you allow the Turkish drones to hit with impunity the SAA units they are totally useless. Only when I see Idlib finally freed by terrorists I will change my opinion about Russia.

Lone Ranger

If you missed it Turkey stood down after heavy losses.
Idlib is getting smaller for terrorists every day.

occupybacon

By erosion and techtonic plates movement.

Lone Ranger

??

occupybacon

Sputnik V & Putin

Lone Ranger

You and your CIA provided GMO opiates* ,?

occupybacon

Another day witbout vodka, komrade?

Lone Ranger

Another day without Vicodine ukrop?

occupybacon

Don’t know what’s that, I heard krokodil works wonders in Moscow

Lone Ranger

Only in Kiev…*
And I thought you are an expert on drugs.
Im slightly dissapointed…

occupybacon

Krokodil is not a drug, is a Russian feature.

Lone Ranger

Ukropnazi*

AM Hants

Nice one and must admit it made me laugh. GM friendly opoids, with a Gates bonus included.

Florin Boar

that was a nice one :)))

Ivanus59

“Idlib is getting smaller for terrorists every day.”
Really dude? REALLLLLLLY?
Show us the map of the last 30 days how Turkish/AlNusra-occupied part of Idlib got smaller.
Maybe we should abandon reality altogether and just live in a fairy tale land in our minds where USA, Israeli and Turkish hegemony is already destroyed and the world prospers. :(

Lone Ranger

You can follow the progress on the map SouthFront regularly releases…

Ivanus59

That’s exactly my point, nothing in that regard has changed since April.

Lone Ranger

I disagrees.
Jihadis were bombed to dust and all Turkish posts are surrounded.
Im more worried about Al-Tanf, they are training new jihadis and tgzey drop them in the desert.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

I’m assuming the addition of more short range defensive systems will be used to help defend the base against Turkish built grad rockets and Turkish built combat drones, since the Israelis never ever attack Russian bases.

Tommy Jensen

Russia thinks that we Americans are stupid. But we can see everything from Space of what Russia is doing, and what we see is NOT funny. Dont take on an American for fool!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZWPyy8Nfj4

Fog of War

Is that the same s-400 that Russia never turns on in Syria , because the US and Israhell might analyze its signals and radar signatures , but is happily activated for tests by Turkey ? I’m sure there were no US AWACS planes near when Turkey did that, that just wouldn’t be fair.

cechas vodobenikov

Syrian govt now controls 88% of govt territory minus Golan—ISIS/HTS is being greeted by SDF, Syrian Arab Army, Russian jets…US now irrelevant in ME except as a destabilizer

AM Hants

I wonder if they will also trial the S500 in Syria. Worth it for Western Hysteria, plus, a decent exercise for the system, if needs demand.

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