Russia delivered three battalion sets of S-300PM missile systems, including 24 missile launchers, to the Syrian military, the Russian state-run news agency TASS reported on October 8 citing a military diplomatic source.
“On October 1, three battalion sets of S-300PM systems of eight launchers each were delivered to Syria,” TASS quoted the source as saying. “These systems were previously deployed at one of the Russian aerospace forces’ regiments which now uses the S-400 Triumf systems. The S-300 systems underwent capital repairs at Russian defense enterprises, are in good condition and are capable of performing combat tasks.”
The Syrian military also received over 300 surface-to-air missiles for the S-300PM, according to the report. The source pointed out that the systems were delivered free of charge.
Russia made a decision to supply the S-300 air defense system to Syria following the IL-20 incident in September. Moscow says that the military plane was shot down by Syrian air defense fire because of irresponsible and “hostile” actions of the Israeli military, which was delivering a strike on the Syrian province of Lattakia.
LETS HOPE THEY USE IT THE RIGHT WAY
Yes drop down to earth who ever attack them
oh the PM version is the ones that proceed to S-400 of course 2 more series like S-300PM Syria has it now, then comes S-300PM1, then S-300PM2 and after S-300PM2 comes S-400 Triumf. So these S-300PM is very good version, nice very good Russia, many people though Syria will get some old and bad version of the S-300 but they got the very good ones honestly. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d31717b1ca491138817739cf8ec284352f9ccd699b759dbb4004cf34490c1711.png
Technically S-300PM may imply PM, PM1 or PM2. I don’t think Russian generals usually disclose all the info to it’s adversaries – just the part that makes them stop and think. Oh and BTW 24 launchers makes 2 battalions. I sincerely hope the 3rd one is well concealed from the prying eyes and ready to strike when and where the Zios don’t expect…
Surely they will deploy a ring of 3 steps….PM= 90km range, PM1= 150km range, PM2= 200-250km range….
These are ex-Russian Army versions (not export ones) which have a max effective range of 150-200km
Regardless this deployment will hamper the abilities of the Isreali air force to attack with impunity.
it depends Blue of the Rules of Combat.. if the Rules are… Shoot only after Israel bombs first.. then it means Israel airforce will be allowed to try to bypass Syria air defenses , which is not impossible.. something as simple as Mass Saturation attack , will always work.. you can send hundreds of kamikazi mini drones ,with the size of a hand and they can do the job on any air defense.. If you have 10 missiles.. then 10+1 drones will defeat the system. Why electronic warfare will be as important if not more than the S-300s.. In the other hand.. if the rules are , similar to war times.. of firing at any Israel plane that is 200km away from Syria. then thats a huge difference.. night and day.. because Israel planes will be pushed far from its air to ground missiles combat range.. will need to use very slow and obsolete cruise missiles,, for distances bigger than 200km.. So the rules of combat ,needs to be taken into account.. before any evaluation of S-300 perfomance.. if long range air defenses are used for low range air interception… then they are using the system in a very limited way ,allowing the enemy to try .. Only a policy of Zero Tolerance for any other single Israel attacks on Syria , of return fire to the source , will be effective to protect Syria airspace and make it very expensive for Israel to attack Syria again.
Absolutely agree with you sir. It would be better to use the system at its max effective range, rather than waiting for the aircraft to close in. Only thing is will Russia take the initiative? I personally doubt it. 2. A Zero tolerance policy, as you put it, would really be the game changer.
‘you can send hundreds of kamikazi mini drones ,’
Do you know if Russia already delivered the military adware they showed but concealed the use, I am talking about the one that uses laser. The laser is surely enough to shoot down those tiny drones instead of wasting a more expensive panstir weapon or even that of S-300 to try to shoot them dwn. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba50409624348306624883b76a43fe190faf5352826f71e0d37cdfd40f9a1bca.jpg
The laser would do just fine. Russia delivered 49 Air-defense systems. The question is, is laser also delivered ? That for sure that would take care of those tiny drones.
A saturation attack is also possible but this will make U.S to make use of all its bases in Middle east together with Israel. From my Calculation, Russia’s S-400 and S-300 will be employed to try to stop the attacks (Dont forget the same satration attack took place but Syria managed to stop 70% of it, first tme in history).. The integraated anti-missile defene system in Syria will have to respond and Russia already said, it will attack and destory the launchers.
So in the event of a saturated attack which will be indiscriminative, expect Syria and Russia to respond with a more capable Kalibr cruise missiles and Russia already displayed how it can destroy all the bases in the Middle east. So Centom and 3rd world war may be over over within days if not nuclear.
If nuclear then expect another scenario .
8 lounchers make 1 battalion. And as far as the previus reports goes, they were clearly talking about the s-300PM2 versions and the 250 km range, so I don’t think they will go with the older versions at all.
You’re correct – a battalion has 6 to 8 TELs with supporting radar. EW and comm. equipment. So 24 TELs makes 3 very strong battalions…
Sorry as far I know, one battery has 6-8 TELs, how many batteries consists a battalion(3-4?) and how many battalions makes a regiment?
…A typical S-300V battalion is made up out of a target detection and designation unit, a guidance radar and up to 6 TELARs. The detection and designation unit consists of the 9S457-1 command post, a 9S15MV or 9S15MT BILL BOARD all-round surveillance radar and 9S19M2 HIGH SCREEN sector surveillance radar. The S-300V uses the 9S32-1 GRILL PAN multi-channel guidance radar. Four types of missile-launcher vehicles can be used with the system…
A battery consists of 4 TELs. A battalion (divizion) is 2 batteries with associated radars and HQ see S-300 battery below https://glav.su/files/messages/2018/10/02/5041843_6ebd0a572198f63e767a2fd49f25dff1.jpg
A battery has 4 TELs, its a half battalion.
and jesus has 2 s, therefore he is SS-guy
Quiet down, Peanut Butter.
These systems are the ones actually used to protect Russia so they won’t be second class, target acquisition radar 300km range, tracking radar 200km range.
Launchers do not make a batallion, a battalion consists of a control centre, radars and how ever many launchers are deemed appropriate.
If this equipment was retired from a Russian AD regiment, it could be S-300PM, not PM1 or PM2. I think this is more likely the case. But good to keep the Israeli rats guessing. :)
Command vehicle, 2 radar vehicles, 12 launch vehicles each with 4 missile launch tubes = 1 full battalion. The 3 battalions sent to Syria may not be full battalions, they may only have 8 launch vehicles instead of the max 12 each.
In May before they changed their mind, they were thinking of the PM2 Favorite, or it could be russian stocks that are more advanced. 24 launcher vehicles (TELs) would deploy 24×4 96 launchers with 96 missiles ready to be fired. If two missiles are fired against each high value target, 48 targets can be engaged before reloads.
The US needs to fire 2 Patriots against a target to get an 80% kill rate, the S300 achieves an 85% kill rate with one missile.
I am not so sure about the Patriot accuracy figure you provided, normally the Russians fire two missiles to ensure complete destruction of the target Similar to BVR engagements where a salvo of several missiles are fired with different homing heads.
That should shut Jens Holm and co up for about 30 seconds
This is a very very great news early this morning. SAA also needs Pantsir-S1 Pantsir-S2 to defend the nation from drone attacks. If these S-300 SAM would provided four years ago then US and Co would be not there in Syria and so many casualty would never happened to servicemen from Syria, Russia and of their allies. Benjanyahu the child butcher will never give good advise to any one.
Meaning 6 trucks + Radars. As all Instruction books are in the Russian language and military classified, it may take 3-6 mth training of SAA, before Assad can put his eager fever finger on the buttons. But now Israel know they are there as a signal, a very very powerful signal. The photos have been presented to Israel so they can see Russia´s signal and take notes of what they see! NOW Israel will talk about it and talk it over!!
No, 24 launch trucks with with 4 missiles each.
Sure? 1 launch vehicle with 4 launchers = 6 trucks.x 4 launchers = 24 launchers x 12 missiles = 300 missiles. Your suggestion gives only loading 2 times, then they are finished in a battle. A bit waste of excellent equipment?
1 TEL is 1 truck holding up to 4 missiles. They got 24 TELs with 12 missiles per TEL (1 set of 4 on the truck plus 2 spare sets). 6 trucks make one battery and not 3 battalions…
you think your masters can afford to lose so many planes? Because if is missiles they fire then s200 will take care of them, as they have since now. Also in case is a massive attack let us not forget the Russian missiles that is not only on the ground but also in their navy around Syria, not to mention Iranian missiles and Hez ones.
Now I am positive you are low IQ and a 2 sec thinking span.
You arrogant abuser, go to the rabble discussion on other web for rabble
arrogant`s is the ones who underestimate the intelligence of the posters here and judge them base on their pitiful selves. Only fools and idiots answer for other`s unless of course you exchange fluid between you and I hurt the feelings of your boyfriend?
Actually the IDF doesn’t have 300 combat aircraft, but I’m sure little Israel(USA) will give them more planes and of course pilots.
Well obviously you did not hear the news. Poor Tommy failed his performance review again and his position as an Assistant Keyboard Slave was terminated by his none too happy masters. Now he is seeking new masters.
I know it is against your nature but go easy on the poor bloke, he has had a bad week. Perhaps you can help him find new masters.
Just asking Sephy. So its forbidden ok ok ok.
Not actually. 1 launch vehicles has 4 missile tubes. So 24 launch vehicle means 120 missiles.
In another way, you are NOT sure. Because 24 launch vehicles x 4 missile tubes is 96 missiles and not 120 missiles. Im calculating from the article´s 300 missiles, admitting I dont know how many a battalion is.
Is this a math test Tommy? ( (4 x 2 x 3 = 24) x 4 = 96 ) x 3 = 288
I need to go back to school. This maths stuff is confusing like hell. Are we counting the spare tires as well!!!?
Oh sorry, I’ve almost forgotten basic maths. Lol
Those of us in the English speaking world we are inherently lazy when it comes to speaking other languages. Our idea of communicating with a ‘foreigner ‘ is all too often the technique of ‘speaking loudly’ in English to help them understand :)
yes but the unthinking or intentionally playing stupid you answering to, seem to forget that all Syrian weapons are in Russian. 2 sec thinking span is all he is able to achieve from the looks of it.
Yes, and the ‘unthinking’ also choose to forget that Russian military equipment is sold to many nations with different languages , so it stands to reason that data for weapons is translated . The Arab world has been buying Russian equipment for decades :)
Bull, as if all people were the same just because they speak a certain language. There are native speakers that are quite eager to learn and speak other languages. “Inherently lazy”… what utter rubbish.
Anglo Saxons in the US,UK,Australia, New Zealand do not have the same % language skills as citizens of Holland for example. Many people in eastern Europe also speak Russian for example.
Because the base is Slavic my grand mother explained to me when I asked her if she understood the Polish woman next door she was talking to, her answer because she was Slovak not all the words but enough that they both spoke their language when speaking to each other from porch to porch.
You know if you keep assuming rather than thinking it only make an ass of you dont you.
“As all Instruction books are in the Russian language and military classified”
you gotta keep these pearls coming because i’m having a blast.
you seem to think that putting SAMs in operation is something akin to mounting ikea furnishing while watching the instruction manual.
Tell Tommy that it does not matter it is in Russian.
The instruction manual is primarily a connect the dots by number and easy to learn a few numbers in Russian. By completing connecting the dots the operator creates a schematic of the S-300 system including the C2 P90 Space Modulator personally operated by Marvin the Martian.
The advanced manual, which is classified, is the basic connect the dots schematic but with the added feature of paint by numbers to give a more in-depth understanding of the systems operation.
As a Russian spokesman has said, Syrian operators have been receiving training in Russia, for some time.
This is bold. They delivered the non-export version.
Likely manned, or closely monitored, by the Russians.
Not likely Ivan, According to ‘secret and know everything ‘ DEBKA sources, it will be manned by Iranian, so according to DEBKA(disinfo Mossad channel) , Israel will feel free to destroy S-300, without fear that it’s attack would harm Russian. Just giving information about zionist criminals feels right now. :)
the question is how they do that. An inter graded system stand to reason and common sense, to react as one according to from where the danger comes from and the corresponding system.
Is not only the radars is the missile battery’s as well. The only way for the israelis to hit it is either with tomahawks, missiles from their submarines, or ground missiles unless they want to lose their airforce and pilots since the airplanes is free of charge to them.
They could try kamikazi drones , in the hundreds ,just like they destroyed the Pantsir of Syria that was waiting for refill.. Also an attack of Israel could come after NATO launch 200 to 300 missiles to Syria first.. to take advantage of the many Syrian S-300 launchers will be empty after such attack.. if they use such tactic however it will teach Russia , how a mass scale attack of NATO will look like ,in case of a world war 3…so effectively helping Russia to better defend their nation from NATO.
How many times does Russia have to make NATO missiles fall into the sea electronically, before it sinks into peoples heads, that NATO missiles are useless against Russia. The S300’s are to shoot down planes.
Yes then thinking this scenario why you dont also think a massive retaliation against Israel and the navy that will do that, or the ground platforms?
Other option from Haaretz, the IDF will doing commando raid(stupid and arrogant suggestion) . I’m expecting this scenario very much Prom. Let the IDF fight with equal opponent, they seem forgetting their last experience at 2006 war, all of their commandos raid have failed miserably.
They had to if they want to integrate those bateries into one system.
Khazarian F-15, F-16 and F-35 may drop SDB glide bombs at distance 110 km from targets and these S-300PM have range 90 km. So these war crimes may continue with 205th count.
S-300PMU missiles can have a range of 200-250 Km.
We don’t really know if its really the PM version, perhaps they were speaking generally of the PM family which consists PM, PM1 or PM2.
And lets not forget we are talking about journalists, people who are loose with the facts.
before you post get educated to what you talking about. in some gases google is the best friend of the ignorant.
New missiles were developed for the S-300PM system, the Fakel 48N6 and the 48N6E. Missile guidance was changed to the Track-Via-Missile (TVM) radar type using modified `Flap Lid’ engagement radar for control. A new rocket motor was used to increase the effective missile engagement range to a more acceptable 150 km. The missile speed peaks at 2,100 metres/sec or cca Mach 6. The missiles can be fired at 3 second intervals, and Russian sources claim a single shot kill probability of 80% to 93% for aerial targets, 40% to 85% for cruise missiles and 50% to 77% for TBMs.
You must take education, You abuser. We all here are studying weapons systems since 1976. Your 48N6 was introduced for S-300PMU1 system. In TASS mentioned S-300PM use 5V55R/KD missiles with range 75-90 km.
PM have a lot of variations ignorant low level.
You’re talking about the first versions (S-300P / S-300PT)….the PM has a range of 150-200km
wikipedia only reports are largely about export versions of Russian defenses. The domestic versions of S-300s have larger range than the one you will see in wikipedia..this is even was hinted by the Russian commander of syrian operations. That told american amateurs generals will be surprised by the interception range S-400s can achieve.. and that any American general who believe that there is such a thing like invisible planes ,that can’t be hit , will be awakened to a hard cold reality.. it remains to be seen ,what kind of defenses Syria will get.. if they get domestic ones.. then at very least.. the missiles will have 150km.. range.. this is about the distance between Damascus and Telaviv.. so depending where S-300s are deployed ,syria air defenses will be able to shoot Israeli planes on half of its airspace.. but Russia will likely want to have the option to have missiles with much farther range.. for Syria.. from 300km to 400km.. because they will like to have the tools at hand ,in case Israel goes out of control.. after losing a few planes and start attacking Russian base..
Αρχηγε, εδω δεν ειναι οπως τα Ελληνικα σιτες ο κοσμος ειναι πολυ καλος με εξαιρεση φυσικα τα λαμογια τους εβραιοαμερικανους. Εχουμαι επισης πολυ καλα παιδια απο την ολλανδια και αρκετους πατριωτες απο αγγλια. Μην διδεις σημασια στα λαμογια. Δεν ειμαστε πολλοι Ελληνες εδω να δωσουμαι λαθος εικονα για τους Ελληνες δεν γινεται σωστα?
Ευχαρηστω για την προειδοποιηση αδελφε μου, να το ριξω ενα τονο κατω τοτε.
“Khazarian F-15, F-16 and F-35 may drop SDB glide bombs at distance 110 km” … Yes, but in reality , Israeli jets was always approaching in low altitude, so they can dare go even 50 km from the target undetected, then climb, throw away bomb and return to safety of low altitude so even if S300 will be fired immediately, they will still have time to cover and return to Israeli airspace without problems.
Everybody wants now not to see the action S-300 vs F35. I hope Israel gives us the opportunity to see this.
The Syrian government has the right to attack and Israeli facility where the aggression initiated from. That means that any airbase or military base becomes a legal target for Syrian retaliation.
Why is almost every one who post here assume that Syria will not defend itself and shot where the attack is originated from or the Iranians or Hezbollah. The ones who control SAA strategy have proven in many ways that are very intelligent thinking tank and have defused with out the need of a total war all the attacks of the idiotic western allies and their minions.
300, that’s enough to shoot down all of Israel’s F-15, F-16, and F35’s. Good show.
Not going to deter the Israelis from conducting more strikes. Operational capability is limited – only four transporters – and will take months to train Syrians how to use it. And we also know that neither Syria or Russia would ever dare directly target Israeli targets and all aggressive actions by the US and Israel will continue to go unanswered.
What 4 transporters bob you mean, haven’t you read the article? It’s 3 battalions for a total 24 launchers.
It’s already seems to be detering them….there’s been no airstrikes for over 2 weeks.
Now you told us your inner fears, I bet the israeli pilots, are shitting ice cubes.
Yes Bibi the BS thought like you, until Russia struck an ISIS C&C centre killing 12 Israelis.
Syria shoot down an F-16I ,the most advanced planes they have after F-35.. using S-200s when it was returning from an attack on Syria and flying over israel airspace.. What makes you believe that now Syria with better air defenses and stronger support from Russia will not fire now at Israel planes if attacked?
Unanswered or unreported?
Finally some Russian deliveries s-300 PMUx, that improve Syrian air defense.
When are the accompanying Pantsir SM’s delivered?
Many talk about the syrians will need training to operate the S-300, most forgot than Iran have trained operators and the russians are there……if you are a iranian or russian AD official, you will lost the chance to use the S-300 in real combat??????????????????????
they will receive training in the use of S-300.. but until that until end of year….Russians will operate S-300s.. this is what could happen..
you are not correct in that assumption.
It seems that Syrians have been receiving training in Russia since 2013, when the supply of S300’s was first suggested.
Actually, there was a contract and Syria had payed 400 million. Because of US/Israeli pressure/demands, Russia broke the contract with its ally and friend.
2013 was 5 years ago! Lots would have changed since. The Syrian servicemen may have retired and the systems have undergone technology updates. They’ve have to start training afresh.
The question is that Israel will have to attack Iranian assets…otherwise israel lose and everybody will think that israel in spite of F-35 fear S-300…..thats why Russia supply 24 launchers…to shot down israeli jets and incoming Delilah, Popeye and GBU 39…
Yes no maybe. As you say if Israel does not attack, they look weak, if they attack and are defeated, they look weaker.
So far it seems that Israel plans to attack Gaza and Lebanon as a way of hiding their weakness, but only time will tell.
That’s not a question, it’s a statement! To make it a question you need to swap israel will to will israel. Also a question mark needs to put at the end on of the sentance. Your second sentance is even more incoherent!
I only say that Israel are trapped…if they attack..surely jets will be shot down…if they dont attack…they look weak and fear S-300….
The simple way to tell if this action is important, is to observe the reaction of Israel and the US. The US media is full of Russian “escalation”. The Israeli PM is running off to Russia, and the Hasbara trolls have flooded the blogs.
the best signal ,they preparing for a major attack on Syria , will be CNN ,New York Times and Washington Post.. if they start reporting of new “intelligence reports” shows Assad is preparing a new chemical attack.. or that now is using barrel bombs on a mass scale. then is a signal that the mass lying american media is preparing american public for propaganda for a new round of illegal attacks on Syria.. also false flags ,with civilian planes , as happened in Ukraine ,could be blamed on Russia(or Assad. ) and use it as justification for another attack.
You are correct about a FUKUS attack, but the Israelis don’t bother trying to justify their actions.
Wait let me get this straight, you retards have claimed to shot down multiple Israeli planes and over 60 state of the art modern cruise misslies and now you are celebrating the delivery of the shit-300? Really? I thought old outdated Soviet equipment was enough? What will you retards say next? “Duhhhhh naow wi cen shot don 1000000% of Zionist American missiles and planes “. You people have to be some of the most brainwashed people on the internet or you are just wilfully stupid.ff
There are some herbs that help with PMT.
what on earth are you babbling about ?
300 missiles. always shoot 2 150 targets. IL has 400+ airplanes. easy to take out all launchers, and maybe lose 10 planes. maybe.
You seem to forget layered AD and EW. So Israel wiling to risk 100+ lost aircraft to continue the war in Syria ? Tiger Spam :D https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a3d2c0e48c9c1ee5bfdb12b30df04a9226016649f3d09fa6f16c6984267ec197.jpg
Israel just hide behind other planes. No problem………LOL.
And I must add, is Israel willing to risk to lose 100+ jets which are a lot more expensive and a lot harder to replenish while an air defence unit is a lot cheaper and way easier to resupply and don’t forget of course the many pilots that will die, which again is a lot harder to train a new pilot(you need years) from a AD operator.
IL will lose no plane. in worst scenario 1-2-3 planes. but in that case all s-300 and other AA defence sytems will be already destroyed. this is little price for IL.
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These new S-300s will have access to S-400 and other radar and sat com data, which should be a significant efficacy booster. They are probably also capable of firing S-400 or equivalent missiles on an as needed basis. The biggest news to come from these missiles may be no news about Israeli air strikes from anywhere near or over Syria.
If the modern Mig-29s that are on order are also delivered, or even delivered and added to. And are equipped with modern munitions. Not only will this make life extremely difficult for the IAF, but it would also significantly erode NATO’s options in Syria. Particularly as it pertains to any possible attack against SAA or other Syrian government coalition ground forces involved in clearing operations against Isis in the Al-Tanf area, and the SDF east of the river.
Because with S-300s and Mig-29s in and over eastern Syrian. The Syrian government coalition would have qualitative peer air capabilities, in addition to the Russian air force. That could engage NATO air assets on an as needed basis if they attack or menace Syrian government coalition ground forces. Without Russian planes and pilots having to get directly involved themselves.
I don’t think Israel will be able to take more than 5 losses, so they will need help form their lap dogs
after the loss of Israeli aircrafts by the old Syrian defence systems ,they changed their tactics. more attacks from a very long distance. they used this tactic a lot in the past since they have carried 100s of strikes from libanese airspace which they consider their own. now the S-300 system the aircrafts will be tracked the minute they take-off. this is a very dangerous situation for Israel. they wont resist using their new F-35 jets. a very interesting situation lets see how it will develop.
This sound impressive by any measure. Like others I am unsure of the terminology. I don’t know if they are referring to 24 launch vehicles each with 4 missiles, or just 6 vehicle with 4 missiles each. I suppose this is because I don’t really know what is meant by a battalion. In either case this would be a good force, but I find it frustrating not knowing exactly what is meant. Can anyone offer help?
The S-200s, which are probably upgrades, are clearly a problem for the baby rapers. They’ve lost at least one plane to them. And in all likelyhood, at a minimum have had other planes damaged by them. They’re sufficiently afraid of them that they’re using non combatant planes in international airspace as human shields.
The S-300s that have gone into Syria aren’t stand alone units. They’re fully, or close to it, integrated into the Russian sat com network. Which gives them substantially improved data feeds for much better battle management capabilities. This should provide them targeting information long before their unit specific radars pick it up, or don’t depending on stealth and the local EW environment. So that missiles can be launched on targets using external data feeds using gps coordinates. So that even if their units radars are damaged, destroyed or temporarily disabled. The larger network can be utilized to manage the missile launch process. This makes these missile launchers potentially very dangerous to both Israel and NATO.
Russian forces don’t have to be embedded on location to manage these launchers, it can be done remotely. All that the Syrians have to do is make sure that they’re properly operational.
Wait let me get this straight, you retards have claimed to shot down multiple Israeli planes and over 60 state of the art modern cruise misslies and now you are celebrating the delivery of the shit-300? Really? I thought old outdated Soviet equipment was enough? What will you retards say next? “Duhhhhh naow wi cen shot don 1000000% of Zionist American missiles and planes “. You people have to be some of the most brainwashed people on the internet or you are just wilfully stupid.n
Israel and NATO have been backed out of most Syrian airspace with what Syia and Russia have in the Syrian theater. Upgrading those capabilities will expand that process.
This is a big increase in article reads from a year ago:
well, I’ll start probably count how many times this S300 bullshit was repeated again and again. Please wake me up when Russia already got balls to shot down some Israeli warplanes. Probably not in this century with the speed like this.
The technical stuff doesn’t matter now. It’s all politics and perception. Russia knows that it cannot be seen that the U.S. or Isreal can circumvent or destroy the air defenses in Syria. If these two parties could be seen as dancing around the Russians or knocking out its systems that would inflict very serious damage to Russias standing before the world. On the other hand, both Isreal and the U.S. would face equal humiliation if they send their very best hardware against the Russians and get shot to pieces.
So, Russia will sent whatever it takes. Whatever, without missing a trick. And Isreal and the U.S will bluster and do nothing.