Syria accused Moscow that Russian-made air defense systems are ineffective
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Syrian military criticized the Russian radar systems used by the S-300 air defense system and the Pantsir-S air defense system, saying that they were completely useless with respect to Israeli cruise missiles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.
As it turned out, the radars of these systems are completely unsuitable for hitting such targets. However, unlike the Russian radars, the Chinese provide much higher efficiency – thanks to them, the latest Israeli attacks were repelled.
“According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA – Ed.), Syrian air defense systems have intercepted several rockets launched by Israel over Palmyra. Currently, most of the weapons in the Syrian army, including air defense missiles, are produced in Russia. The Syrian air defense forces, armed with Russian-made air defense systems, are backward, including this also applies to such air defense systems as the S-300 and the Pantsir-S – they had no real success. Others, including the S-125, Osa, and Igra air defense missiles, are even more backward. But due to the fact that the Syrian air defense system uses radars made in China, there are results. Syria previously received a number of Chinese-made radars, including at least the long-range radar JY-27, several long-range radars JYL-1 and the LLQ120 radar for warning of low-altitude targets,” the newspaper reports citing Sana sources from the Syrian army.
It should be clarified that since relatively recent times, the Syrian military has indeed begun to intercept Israeli missiles by Buk-M2E anti-aircraft missile systems, which may indicate the fact that the Pantsir-S air defense missile systems are indeed ineffective.
According to Chinese journalists, the most productive step for Syrian air defense systems will be the transition to Chinese radar equipment.
“Using the Chinese anti-stealth radar to identify the target and then launch the S-400 missiles, Israeli attacks could be successfully repelled,” the publication said.
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