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S-200 Long Range Surface-To-Air Missile System (Infographics)

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S-200 Long Range Surface-To-Air Missile System (Infographics)

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The S-200 (NATO reporting name: SA-5 Gammon) is a Soviet very long range, medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile system. It was designed in the 1960s and since then have been widely ussed in several conflicts. Each S-200 battalion has 6 single-rail missile launchers and a fire control radar. It can be linked to other, longer-range radar systems.

The Syrian Air Defense Forces actively use S-200 missile defense systems as well as other Soviet and Russian weapons in their regular confrontations with the Israeli military. In February 2016, an S-200 missile shot down an Israeli F-16I fighter jet involved in strikes on targets in Syria.

The usage of S-200 and Pantsir-S1 systems in Syria:

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