Israel: Russian C-300 and C-400 systems in Syria completely disabled

Israel spoke about the decontamination of Russian air defense systems at the Khmeimim air base.

According to Israeli media, citing a reliable source, the Russian air defense and missile defense systems, and this is the C-300 and C-400, were unexpectedly disconnected. The reasons for this remain unknown, however, according to the publication "Debka", at the moment, no Russian medium-range air defense system in Syria is functioning.

“Russian advanced S-400 air defense batteries at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria were quietly“ deactivated, ”according to Russian military sources and publications. One source said that no C-400 is working anywhere in Syria today. Three months ago, DEBKAfile military sources reported that the Syrian military confirmed that the Russian C-400, located outside the important Syrian military complex west of Masyaf, was “deactivated,” indicating a shutdown of their radar systems., - the newspaper reports.

It is noteworthy that a few weeks earlier Russian cargo and transport aircraft, which could very well export these systems from the Arab Republic, repeatedly flew to the Khmeimim airbase, although no official comments were made on this subject.

“The reason why Russia decided to turn off air defense equipment is a matter of speculation, whether due to budgetary pressure or perhaps preparatory to the evacuation of all these systems from Syria. Another version is that Moscow sold its C-400 so successfully to foreign countries that it lacked them for its own fronts, such as the Black Sea or the Baltic countries. ”- summarizes the Israeli edition.