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Publish Date : 01 September 2018 - 18:44  ,  
News ID: 4507
TEHRAN (Basirat): The Russian military, deployed in Humeimim air base in Western Syria, received more cutting-edge air defense system amid the US threats to launch a fresh round of raid on Syrian army positions, a Russian media outlet reported on Saturday.

More Advanced Russia-Made Air Defense Systems Arrive in Syria to Counter Possible US Attack

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that the Russia-made Tor-M2U short-range air defense missile systems (ADMS) have been sent to Russia-run Humeimim airbase in the coastal province of Lattakia after the Russian Defense Ministry warned about a possible massive missile attack by the US-led coalition on Syria.
It further said that a cargo plane of the Russian army had already arrived in Syria.
The report said that the military plane had likely transferred S300 air defense systems to Syria that is capable of targeting semi-heavy projectiles and repelling heavy air raids.  
The AMN reported on Friday that Vladimir Korolev, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief, announced the joint drills of Navy and Air force to take place for one week and start on September 1.
"From September 1st till September 8th for the first time in the modern history of Russia the Navy and Air force drills will take place in the Mediterranean sea. The ships of the Northern, Baltic, Black Sea fleets and the Caspian flotilla, as well as long-range aircraft, are being brought to the exercise, as well as long-range aircraft. The control of the drills is performed by the Major Command of Navy. For this purposes the control center of the Major Command will be used, equipped with automatically control system and modern communication devices,” he said.
Korolev added that 26 military ships and vessels of the Navy, including two submarines, as well as 34 aircraft will take part in the upcoming drills in the Mediterranean Sea.
He also stressed that "practical missile and artillery shooting” will be performed.
Source: FNA


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