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RUSSIAN RESPONSE: World Class S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile System Deployed in Syria

21st Century Wire says…

Has Turkey bitten off more than it can chew?

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Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced that the Russian Air Force base in Latakia will now be supported with S-400 SAM systems after the unprecedented act of aggression exhibited by Turkey yesterday.

Shoigu also announced the following enhancements to the Russian mission in Syria that are sure to generate anger from Turkey and NATO:

  1. All Russian bombers will now be escorted by Russian fighter jets that will be able to repel any further air-to-air attacks.
  2. Guided Russian missile cruisers have been deployed off the coast of Latakia to provide long range anti-air support.
  3. All military-to-military contact with Turkey has been suspended.

The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced hypersonic SAM system and is truly world class. It has a range of 400km and is capable of destroying, tactical aircraft, strategic aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.

The system will be defending squadrons of Su-27SM and Su-30 fighter jets, along with Su-34 and Su-24 tactical bombers at the Russian base in Latakia, Syria.

The deployment of the system signals that Russia is not only taking yesterday’s aggressions very seriously, but that it will absolutely be responding to any further provocations.

Russia believes the attack was a preplanned provocation, and the surviving pilot has said his aircraft was never once warned by Turkey before it was attacked ‘out of nowhere’ before it could take evasive action.

READ MORE ON THE SYRIAN CRISIS: 21st Century Wire Syria Files