Russian Specialists Are Converting S-300PM Systems Delivered To Syria Into S-300PMU-2 Favorit Version

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Russian Specialists Are Converting S-300PM Systems Delivered To Syria Into S-300PMU-2 Favorit Version

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On October 19, a Russian military-diplomatic source told the TASS news agency that Russian specialists are converting S-300PM air defense systems, which had been delivered to Syria, into the S-300PMU-2 Favorit version.

“In October, three battalions of S-300PM systems and their ammunition load were delivered to Syria. Later, a regimental command post was brought to the country. All the hardware makes part of the S-300PM equipment set, except for the reconnaissance and air target detection radar of the regiment’s command post, which is part of the S-300PM-2,” the source told TASS.

According to the source, the specialists will change codes and letter frequencies of the ground interrogator and the letter frequencies of the radar for Syrian versions. The specialists work will reportedly end before November.

The S-300PM version uses domestic Russian codes and letter frequencies, which can’t be shared with any other country. However, the S-300PMU-2 Favorit is the export version, which will allow Syria to use its own codes and letter frequencies and integrate the systems into its air defense network.

Russia decided to supply Syria with the S-300 systems following the downing of the Il-20 intelligence plane last month. The step will enhance the capabilities of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) and improve the security of Russian troops deployed in Syria.

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  • Daniel Miller

    thats not exactly good isnce the PMU-2’s are downgraded export models of the S-300PM2.

    • King_GeorgXIII

      Its a show of word! this sytem will be like an S 400! Russia cant allow it to be destroyed thats why they bring up thoose version numbers. Syrias S 300 will have the newest S 400 tech inside!

      • Brother Ma

        Excellent plan if true!

    • PZIVJ

      PMU-2 listed as having available 46N6E2 missile with 195km range.
      This should make the Israeli pilots nervous. :)

      • Joe Doe

        It’s actually up 250 km range

        • PZIVJ

          46N6E3 with 250km range comes standard with S400 system.
          No doubt the S300 could be upgraded if Russia desired this.

      • HardHawk

        I dont think the Russians or the Syrians, are stupid enough to give out info as to what system they bring in Syria so dont believe everything you read. I especially enjoy the naive way of people when they write articles about top secret meetings and top military secrets with all details. Since when a secret is common knowledge with all the details available, to the public?

        • Joe

          In Debka.com they do seems to have instant “top info ” of top secrets….

          Well mostly made up of course

        • PZIVJ

          Correct HardHawk.
          Best guess that it was a S300 PM1 regiment set being upgraded to PMU2 standards, and maybe some 46N6E3 missiles included ? :0

        • v76

          Disinfo is king during war.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      Dont believe everything you read, especially about military equipment. You know what they are when the israelis or any one make the mistake to believe also what they read.

      • Empire’s Frontiers

        From the beginning of the guidance.
        http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html

        18. All warfare is based on deception.

        19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

        20. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.

      • S Melanson

        That Israel has not initiated a single air strike since Sept. 17 says plenty about the Israeli perspective on likely capabilities of the Russian systems – note that Israel did not strike before S-300 delivery – due to concerns the advanced Russian systems in Syria operated by Russians might be put to use given Shoigu made it clear the deconfliction arrangement was finished.

        It seems Israeli air strikes are finished as well and with SAA getting upgrades integrated with state of the art Russian operated systems, I do not see air strikes resuming anytime soon – so report widespread malfunctioning parts problem, ground the fleet that was announced to have the task of taking out the S-300 systems, yes, the F-35, now stop laughing and try to pay attention to hear the great and mighty scary Netayahoo belch:

        Netanyahu: You are lucky we had to ground the F-35s just as we were about to decimate you, call you names and make you write bad checks… oh wait, that’s what we do. Anyway, just you wait!

        • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

          Creative part of my mind coined alternative theory that the whole story about downing Russian plane is a psy-op, performed together with Israel (and approved by POTUS) – in order to create proper context for Idlib offensive, thus completion of the Syrian war. I came to this idea (that would need further development and research) while imaging how in 10 years would look Wikipedia page about Syrian war – because, downing of the Iljušin will be remembered as historical turn-point that allowed the end-game.

          • jorge

            Your iceberg is upside down. Salut.

          • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

            It happens when you let creative part of mind to play with alternative alternatives :)

          • jorge

            Well, we can say that the creative part of the mind has two general alternatives, on it’s feet on the ground or upside down.

          • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

            hahahahhahaha good one ahahha or two :)

          • LR captain

            idlib is not the end game northeastern syria is.

          • Brother Ma

            So you think the US and Israel is all in on it so as to save face and make their defeat more palatable by home audiences? Interesting.

          • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

            I don’t think that – but allow such “crazy” possibility – many times we thought something is impossible, we later found it was reality. Like: Erdogan had nothing with downing of Su-24. I had that option very strong in my mind – and it turned up to be confirmed by Putin year+ later.

          • Brother Ma

            So you think that Turkey shoots down a plane without the President knowing it? Who do you think did it?

            I heard it was Davutoglu,that Crimean Tatar Turk, who did this but I do not believe it. I think Erdogan did it because the Americans told him they would support him. The US lied like they did to Georgia in 2008.

          • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

            Yes, I do. You have to dig deeper into history. There is strong relationship between pro-Ataturk force in Turkey and military establishment — and Anti-Ataturk revisionists (which Erdogan is public exposure of). It goes many years back. Recall constitutional changes imposed after referendum held the same weekend of Basketball championship finale in Turkey. Just after the referendum, Erdogan arrested some crazy number of generals. Check it.

          • Brother Ma

            Oh yes. I agree with you. I know about it. Yet many of the gangsters used by the Attaturk Deep State Gladio are Grey Wolf Revisionist headchoppers. Etc
            Doesn’t matter who is in power in Turkey . All are neo -ottoman and thus dangerous.

          • Gregory Casey

            Wrong

          • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

            Yep. I agree it is more likely to be wrong than right. Yet still interesting interpretation to keep in mind and see what we will know in 15 years from now.

      • Brother Ma

        I hope you are right.

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          watch what the jews are doing and associates in crime and then you have your answer. You all who wish what you told me, forget a simple detail the are i not only the Syrian S300 that defend now the Syrian airspace.

          When you inter grade an air defense system it means all batteries act as one and will be used to defend their area of assignment. Why you think every one now avoiding to attack Syria and is no more talk of chemical attacks by SAA and all the BS you been hearing before on daily bases?

          Common sense is to be used in this case and the dots go easily together.

          • Empire’s Frontiers

            This buzzes in my mind each time I see f-35, or any, stealth claims about any particular jet.

            Frequently it will be, ‘The f-35 is the size of a sparrow when flying directly at an enemy signal station’

            Ok, great, but what about the two stations north and south, and the one flying?
            Do we suppose they’re seeing more than a sparrow?

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            that only applies if is one radar and is reading only the nose of the plane. Unfortunately for the idiots who claim all this, radars dont work like that and F35s is not the size of a sparrow on radar screens.

            beside now they have a fuel pipe problem so you never know and as long the S300-400 batteries are active in Syria, if is not the pipe lines will be something else.

          • Gregory Casey

            The unofficial report 3 weeks ago from a Russian Pilot who leaked fotos taken by him of a USAF F-35 flying over Syria totally spooked the spooks at Langley and in the Pentagon. That foto, alone, taken with the deploying of the S-300 system inside Syria has been enough to stop both the Americans, NATO AND the Israelis in their tracks …….. they are now frozen in time while figuring out how to retreat from their previous position of claiming ownership of the skies over Syria. The entire story has now moved to Deir Ezzor and East of the Euphrates and what I believe is the coming but wholly misconceived War against iran.

    • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

      From what is said here – I assume this is all about legality of the delivery, as what they did breaks their own legislation on the arms exports, so the “upgrade” team is sent to formally fix the issue before it becomes a political bullet in internal affairs. To conclude: it will become PMU-2 on paper – while in reality: it is what it is, with slight configuration differences.

      • Brother Ma

        Brilliant!

    • Sinbad2

      In what way are they downgraded?

      • Daniel Miller

        evrything from their range to their reaction time to the imount of targets tracked to the accuracy. Also usually the statistics you see on a weapons system are based soley on their export model performance (that explains why the T90 model 1993’s in syria withstood TOW-2’s hits and shruged them off like nothing even tho evryone expected them not to).

        • Sinbad2

          I just read up on it, and it seems the PMU upgrade allows the S300 to control S200 batteries, which the Syrians still use.
          As for range, well that depends on the missile, and they both use the same missiles.

          So it is actually an upgrade, not a downgrade.

          http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Grumble-Gargoyle.html

          • Daniel Miller

            no i mean its a downgrded version of the S-300PM2 the PMU2 is the downgraded export version of the PM2 the PM2’s perfornace is unknown since Russia uses it while the PMU-2 is somewhat known (not exactly tho). The S300 is only compatble with the S-200D the Syrian’s have the S-200VE so idk if its compatable but the S-300 is far superopt to any S-200 variant.

          • Sinbad2

            But they did not upgrade S-300PM2’s, they upgraded S-300PM’s no 2222222’s

          • Daniel Miller

            well yes they are upgradeing the old S-300PM’s to the S-300PMU2 standard. (witch is still extremely dangerous).

          • Daniel Miller

            they upgraded the S-300PM’s to the S-300PMU2 level.

    • Brother Ma

      I agree. And how will it help Russian planes again? Someone please tell me ,when it will not have Russian ids!!
      So story is planned disinformation or Russia chickening out for Israel again!

      • Daniel Miller

        ummm no Russia is just not trusting the SAA with its none downgraded equipment.

        • Brother Ma

          So what is the use? If we believe the narrative, the Syrians shot down a Russian surveillance plane partly because it was the last remaining viable radar cross-section seen and partly because they did not have Russian friend or foe codes.

          So,how will it stop the Syrians from shooting down Russians in future?

          • Daniel Miller

            the S-200 dose not have a IFF system at all (well it dose but its from the 1950’s and can easely be fooled so noone uses it anymore) while the S-300 has a built in digital IFF system on both export and Russian models.

          • Brother Ma

            But the Russians expressly said it will not give Russian codes to the Syrians. How then will a syrian new s300 not shoot down Russian planes??

          • Daniel Miller

            they have Syrian and Russian IFF codes but lets hope the arab inbreeds know whow to use them

          • Brother Ma

            Yet the russians expressly said they will not give the Syrians the Russian friend or foe codes.so what will happen? Are the russians lying? What does it achieve?
            If the Russians do give the Syrians the codes then they run the risk of having them given to the Yanks by spies or Syrian traitors. If they do not ,then they have the risk of Russian planes being shot down by Syrians.

          • Daniel Miller

            what part of they use their own Syrian Russian codes you do not understand?

          • Brother Ma

            Actually it appears YOU do not understand as you are unwilling or incapable of answering how the syrians will not shoot down Russian planes by accident,given the Rusians will not give them Friend or foe codes suited to Russian planes.

          • Daniel Miller

            omfg THE RUSSIANS AND SYRIANS USE THEIR OWN CODES THEY DO NOT USE THE RUSSIAN ONES THEY DEVELOPED THEIR OWN SPECIFIC CODES FOR THIS CONFLICT god fucking dammit is that to hard to understand?

  • stary ujo

    Please Russian specialists dont make to advertise about S-300 before , we waiting for practise result !!

    • leon mc pilibin

      They are making sure the Syrian’s get the right results.The Satanic israhelli Rothschild’ scumbags will be in a rage over this news,Pity the defenceless Palestinian civilians will pay for their anger with more air strikes.

      • Gregory Casey

        Unfortunately that will be the result

    • Sinbad2

      Hopefully they will never be used. Now that Syria can shoot back, Israel has decided to start attacking Gaza, because they can’t shoot back.
      It also diverts attention from the obvious fact, that if you want to stop Israel bombing you, buy S300’s. All the Arab nations will want the S300, to protect them from the psycho killers in Israel.

      • Brother Ma

        Very true. Gaza has become the Jew’s “Sacrificial Lamb” . They are very used to blaming innocents for their own sins!

      • Brother Ma

        I love how this is the best advertisement the Russian Anti A systems could have. Just whisper the systems are coming into your country and all air raids stop like magic!
        Bravo Russia!

  • seawolf

    I love this confusion about the delivered version of S300 to Syria. Even the birds have disappeared from the Syrian sky. No one will attempt to test them.

    • Ricky Miller

      Yes. It has been forcibly quiet for more than a month in the skies above the Syrian Arab Republic. That is the quiet sound of S300 justice.

    • Jens Holm

      There has been no reason.

      • Ricky Miller

        Occam’s Razor. Most likely explanation for Syria’s skies going quiet? No reason, or random coincidence? Or maybe Iran is all out of missiles to send to Hezbollah? Or, the most likely and simplistic reason: That launching missiles into Syria stopped right at the time Syria began deploying the S300 because it’s now vastly more dangerous for pilots and airframes who elect to do so? Come on, NATO lover or not, do have the integrity to evaluate the info and come up with an honest answer. if your contract gives you any freedom to go off script.

        • Ricky Miller

          Quick, call Langley or Foggy Bottom and find out.

        • Jens Holm

          I registrated Russian talked with the Israelians and changed the gentlement agreemenr among them about Iran and helpers to them.

          As ususal I here see all is about weapeins, which can beat the Israelian ones and the USs too.

          Thats typical internal talk having no idea about the enemy. I have seen exact the same for the SAA army.

          You not even know Your enemy. You trust in things, which both in military as political matters are infected in Your minds from birth.

          Its not even a Nato matter at all. You say. You as ME all the time say we fear and cry. WE DONT. Thats internal propaganda too.

          And economics as well. You have no idea about our economic systems at all. That includes tax and investments. You are tied hard by Muhammed Economics at the time of Muhammed.

          Same thing for inventing things. You are tied by hardly being able to copy any good parts of the rest of the world. You have no idea about schools, education, skill and hard work is in an organized world. Women in Your world also are much more stupid then ours – because You keep them isolated and give none or very selective information.

          Fine, if You dont like “West”, but why dont You then learn from India, China or even Russia. That seemes strictly forbidden.

          Some bunches of S300-400 should make a change for Nato. Makes me laugh. You have no idea about what our world can send to You if we wished that.

          Ysterday I again heard the US hagarships were of no use, and they should be retired. Its the same dark argumatation: We hardly have any, so You should have none too. And do Russia as well as China build hangarships themselves – Yes they do.

          You are manipulated into a disfunctional world, which also systematicly only show our worst sides and think USA and the dollar will collapse. Here I see the Rubel falling, the Lira falling, the Syrian pound is only 10 gram. Why dont You compare.

    • Dušan Mirić

      quiet before the storm

    • Hisham Saber

      Isnt it interesting that as soon as the S-300’s were delivered to Syria, and Russian and Syrian defense systems were centralized and integrated, it was announced by Israel that they would use their F-35’s against them. But the very next day, the U.S. announced the complete grounding of all its F-35’s due to technical issues, and Britain and Israel both followed suit.

      They all know that the S-300’s would decimate the F-35’s, especially given that the F-35 ‘s have the hottest, in heat thermal index of any jet in the world. And the F-35’s have only one engine, shrapnel or a direct hit and its all over for the F-35’s.

      • Brother Ma

        Are you saying they crashed the f35 in the US on purpose to provide cover for the grounding?

        • Goran Grubić HardyVeles

          (Good point)

          We could try with: “how we know it was crashed?”
          However, very interesting chain of events. To me, something is wrong with IL-20 crash too. I could imagine no crash at all. But I just entertain my self with all possible scenarios, have no definitive claims

    • Tommy Jensen

      The F-35 are invisible stealth. Therefore noone have noticed.

  • dontlietome

    FORT RUSS indicated that these u-2’s will only have HALF THE RANGE of the 2’s which are in Russian service……………………… 65 miles max. This gives the Israeli’s LOTS OF opportunities and the Syrians a very false sense of security. Putin has given up on Syria, that is very clear now, he is battening down the hatches in readiness for the next phase of the WW3 conflict.

    • Mogamboguru

      Fort Russ is run by clownesque know-nothings. The only ones to have reliable data on russian weaponry are pravda.ru, unz.com and thesaker.is.

      • dontlietome

        Don’t be so certain……………… what FACTS do YOU have ?????? I have been a confirmed Putin fan for a Loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnngggggg time, but I am seeing many cracks appearing that shout “controlled opposition” and the fuse which lit the fire’- to allow the S300’s to be brought to Syria, only happened with the death of 15 highly trained specialists and the loss of a very valuable spy in the sky. Now the Syrians get “pared-down” versions of the S300 which cannot reach Israeli planes over enemy territory…………………..this is hardly creating an exclusion zone over hard pressed syria. Sorry, but Pres. Putins heritage speaks volumes to me………………you need to research that angle.

    • Link……. sigh.

  • 200+ airstrikes in 18 months has done exactly ZERO strikes in the last month.
    And that kinda says it all about the whichever S-300 it is.

  • karakajeen

    Thanks 🕯️ good Russian Military Response 📣 in Syria ⚔️ stabilized Syria ⚔️

  • Gregory Casey

    I believe that instead of concentrating on deployment of S-300 of whatever version at Hmeimim Airbase in far NW Syria you should all carefully read what Shoigu has said and what Syrians have kept their lips sealed on. I believe that S-300 has been deployed in multiple locations across Syria, including everywhere around Damascus and in N-NE Syria thereby providing air-cover and defence against attack from Israeli & US-led Coalition encamped along the Euphrates and providing support to ‘Kurds’ & to IS ……… to be used as Defence against attack by the Syrians but also, to be used as a ‘Deterrent Threat’ against the jangling threats against Iran.