I'm glad you're certain we are just superior over all systems on Earth. No one in the positions that matter and will have to face these things, are.
Lets see what the S-300 actually is though.... It's no wonder weapon and it's not the Finger of God from the ground up. Certainly not. However, it
is one of the most effective SAM systems in the world today.
S-300/PMU2 AntiAir Missile System w/ Radar specs
They boast a range of over 100 nautical miles and altitude range over 80,000 feet. They can track 100 targets at once, engage 12, and do something the
PAC-III systems cannot. Raise and fire to a 90 degree angle. They're also entirely self contained in sealed containers, by general design, so
maintenance (or the odds of failing for lack of it) is greatly reduced. It's the classic Russian approach of K.I.S.S. from start to finish.
Eventually, we'd pick an enemy who wasn't playing with Russia's 3rd or 4th generation cast offs and at least until recently (reports vary now)
there were more than a few Russian technicians, not Syrians, running some of the higher systems they have deployed.
The next is what is taken for granted to what Syria has.
Known Syria Air Defense Network
The S-300 deliveries are on again, off again...maybe they've happened and maybe they haven't...going as far back as 2005 and earlier. It also
depends on which variant of the 300 system they may have. Some wouldn't be so bad....Some would run little circles around the PAC-III spec sheets and
then shoot them for the fun of it.
Speaking of high-altitude Russian-built SAM systems, dubbed triple digit SAMS, that keep American planners awake at night, Syria’s probably got
Specifically, Damascus reportedly has the S-300 air defense system that has long been considered one of the world’s most advance SAM systems.
As the article goes on to say, the West figures it can defeat them...and then, maybe not so cleanly. It's like so much else as we've killed the low
hanging fruit of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya ...to progress to the truly tough nuts of Syria and Iran, where they have some of the top line things or
make them domestically, as the case may be.
The last one is a Russian source, so always taken with a grain of salt when a nation is talking up their own system ...but Western Analysts don't
laugh this one off, either. Again, it's no wonder weapon, but it's a far cry from the SAM sites Iraq or even Libya actually had or brought online to
use at any point.
How Russia's S-300PMU-1 Stacks Up Against American Patriot
The only 100% certain winning move in this game is...not to play. That's my humble opinion from reading the above and quite a bit more over the last
year or more on this and the P-800 Yakhont, which the world doesn't have to guess about and knows they have. Russia didn't short change a client
state they have 10's of thousands of their own nationals living and working in, within a real bad neighborhood.