posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 03:14 PM
It is being reported in the Daily Mail that Vladimir Putin has deployed an advanced anti-aircraft missile defence system (S-400) to Syria with a range
capable of taking down jets as far away as Tel Aviv. It is is capable of bringing down an aircraft at a maximum altitude of 90,000 feet. The S-400 is
also able to intercept cruise missiles and other potential airborne threats.
Although the DM stated that the Russian Ministry of Defence invited a group of 50 foreign journalists to the airbase where the air-defence radar
system could be clearly seen, the Russians deny it according to RT
"There have not been and there are no S-400s [at the Khmeimim airbase]. This is incorrect,” Major General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the
Russian Defense Ministry, said in a daily briefing.
“It’s just bewildering, if not outright laughable when looking at some of the reports about our airbase, which are regularly appearing in foreign
newspapers and publications,” he mentioned."
Not sure what to believe but why would Russia need this system in the fight against ISIS? If true could this be a sign that Putin is not going to
allow the US/UK to take out the Assad regime without a fight?
edit on 13-11-2015 by deliberator because: (no reason given)