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Moscow delivers S-300 missile system to Syria for defense of Russian naval base

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posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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A battery of Russian S-300 air defense missile launchers has been transported to Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement. Its sole purpose is to defend a Russian naval base and warships, the ministry added.

The information about the S-300’s deployment was confirmed by ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

“Indeed, the Syrian Arab Republic received an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. This system is designed to ensure the safety of the naval base in [Syrian city of] Tartus and ships located in the coastal area [in Syria]…” he told the media.

Konashenkov said it is unclear why the deployment of the missile system has created such a fuss in the West.

“The S-300 is a purely defensive system and poses no threat,” he said.

He recalled that before the deployment of S-300, Russia had delivered Fort air defense missile systems to Syria.

The statement comes after a report by Fox news that a Russian S-300 was deployed to Syria. The media cited three US officials who claimed that Moscow “continues to ramp up its military operations in Syria.”



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posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: deviant300

the obvious question :

who // what do the russians think is going to attack thier naval base with an weapon that the S300 can defend against ?



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: deviant300


A battery of Russian S-300 air defense missile launchers has been transported to Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement. Its sole purpose is to defend a Russian naval base and warships, the ministry added.

The information about the S-300’s deployment was confirmed by ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

“Indeed, the Syrian Arab Republic received an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. This system is designed to ensure the safety of the naval base in [Syrian city of] Tartus and ships located in the coastal area [in Syria]…” he told the media.

Konashenkov said it is unclear why the deployment of the missile system has created such a fuss in the West.

“The S-300 is a purely defensive system and poses no threat,” he said.

He recalled that before the deployment of S-300, Russia had delivered Fort air defense missile systems to Syria.

The statement comes after a report by Fox news that a Russian S-300 was deployed to Syria. The media cited three US officials who claimed that Moscow “continues to ramp up its military operations in Syria.”



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A lot of people don't know that one major reason that Russia is involved is that naval base is its only one outside of former USSR satellites, and it's only one in the Mediterranean. Very important.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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Is this RT repeating news that happened a few months ago? One of the first things Russia did when they moved into Syria was to advertise the deployment of S300s.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: deviant300

the obvious question :

who // what do the russians think is going to attack thier naval base with an weapon that the S300 can defend against ?

One would think the US... but Obama doesn't have the seeds to do that.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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It might be to protect the base from ballistic rocket and missile attacks.

FROG and SCUD missiles have fallen into the hands of the terrorists, as well as a few Iranian-supplied weapons similar to the FROG-7. These systems could do significant damage to the base if they have acquired or created the means to launch them.

Of course it's far more likely it's to stop the US and their allies attacking the base with their tomahawk missiles.

The S-300VM system is specifically designed to shoot down cruise missiles, The S-300P (plus modernisations of that series) is intended for use against aircraft. Clearly aircraft over Syria are not the target of this system.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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The 300 has been there for a long time
Even The 400, not to mention many Russian EW goodies

edit on 4-10-2016 by all2human because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi
Is this RT repeating news that happened a few months ago? One of the first things Russia did when they moved into Syria was to advertise the deployment of S300s.


No, they announced they were moving S-300's into Syria back in November 2015. Today they have announced they have delivered them.

It took a while, but they delivered.



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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Its a S300V4 system which is a upgraded S300 system



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

Just posting this very important vid .


Also a link to a good piece well worth reading to understand who is controlling this mass misinformation propaganda enterprise . "Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria

By Max Blumenthal www.informationclearinghouse.info...

On September 30, demonstrators gathered in city squares across the West for a "weekend of action” to “stop the bombs” raining down from Syrian government and Russian warplanes on rebel-held eastern Aleppo. Thousands joined the protests, holding signs that read "Topple Assad" and declaring, "Enough With Assad." Few participants likely knew that the actions were organized under the auspices of an opposition-funded public relations company called the Syria Campaign. By partnering with local groups like the Syrian civil defense workers popularly known as the White Helmets, and through a vast network of connections in media and centers of political influence, The Syria Campaign has played a crucial role in disseminating images and stories of the horrors visited this month on eastern Aleppo. The group is able to operate within the halls of power in Washington and has the power to mobilize thousands of demonstrators into the streets. Despite its outsized role in shaping how the West sees Syria’s civil war, which is now in its sixth year and entering one of its grisliest phases, this outfit remains virtually unknown to the general public.

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posted on May, 7 2017 @ 09:25 PM
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This is very strange. The EU is asking me about S-300 and S-400 effectiveness at 4AM ... hmm weird.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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originally posted by: Flanker86
This is very strange. The EU is asking me about S-300 and S-400 effectiveness at 4AM ... hmm weird.

I might have missed something. Are you an expert? If you are, is it EU officials or media?



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