Russian Air Shield in Syria: Guided S-300 Missile Cruiser and S-400 (Photo, Video)

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The Russian Defense Ministry invited journalists to the guided missile cruiser Moskva and demonstrated the advanced S-400 surface-to-air missiles stationed at a Russian Khmeimim airbase.

Russian Air Shield in Syria: Guided S-300 Missile Cruiser and S-400 (Photo, Video)

© Photo: Russian Defence Ministry

Both the S-400 and the cruiser are protecting the Russian base, from which Russian warplanes conduct missions in Syria, from a possible aerial attack.  They were deployed in response to the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish fighter jets in Syria near the Turkish border.

The S-400 is the the newest Russian mobile anti-aircraft systems. Its radar can lock on targets flying at up to 17,000kph and has a range of up to 400km, depending on the interceptor missiles used.

Russian Air Shield in Syria: Guided S-300 Missile Cruiser and S-400 (Photo, Video)

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

 

From Latakia the S-400 battery can cover most parts of Syria, entire Lebanon, northern parts of Jordan and Israel and a part of southern Turkey.

Russian Air Shield in Syria: Guided S-300 Missile Cruiser and S-400 (Photo, Video)

The missile cruiser Moskva has reached the coast of Latakia to perform air defense in the area PHOTO: RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

The Moskva has the naval version of S-400’s predecessor, the S-300F anti-aircraft system. It has a relatively short range of 75km or 150km, depending on the missile used. In total there are 64 missiles. The cruiser also has short-range surface-to-air missile, two kinds of ship cannons, torpedo launchers, depth charge launchers. The Moskva’s main weapon – the P-1000 Vulkan anti-ship guided missiles.

Russian Air Shield in Syria: Guided S-300 Missile Cruiser and S-400 (Photo, Video)

The M-4 (Osa-M) air defense system on the missile cruiser Moskva PHOTO: RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

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