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Russia Deploys New Units of S-400 Air Defenses to Syria (Video)

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Russia has deployed new units of the S-400 air defense systems to Syria. The systems will protect Russian facilities in the war-torn country.

The video circulating online show the deployment of at least four of the systems:

  • Two were deployed to the Khmeimim Airbase in the province of Latakia;
  • Two were deployed to a maritime facility in Tartus.

The S-400 is the long-range mobile anti-aircraft system currently in service within the Russian Armed Forces. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles.

Russia deployed the first S-400 system to Khmeimim to boost air defense capabilities of its forces in Syria in 2015. The deployment came after the downing of a Russian Su-24 warplane by Turkey.

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Source: South Front

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