The S-300 air defense system and dozens additional pieces of military equipment have been delivered to the Syrian military, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on October 2.
According to the defense minister, the Syrian military received a total of 49 pieces of military equipment, including radars, control vehicles and four launchers.
Shoigu stated that the delivery was finished a day ago, on October 1. The training of Syrian S-300 crews will take about 3 months.
The defense minister added that Russia has significantly boosted the electronic warfare system. There are now two zones: the close area – within 50km and the far zone – up to 200km from the main directions of Israeli strikes on Syria.
Russia has also started setting up a uninted network to coordinate Russian and Syrian air defense means and measures. The delivery of equipment and the training of Syrian servicemen are now ongoing. The united air defense network is set to be established by October 20.