Turnabout: Russian S400 System Coming to Syria Puts Turkey in “No Fly Zone”

Moscow to deploy S-400 defense missile system to Khmeimim airbase in Syria

An S-400 "Triumf" antiaircraft missile system. © Kirill Kallinikov
The Russian Air Force base in Latakia will be reinforced with S-400 SAM system, which will soon be deployed there, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday.

“S-400 will be deployed on Khmeimim airbase in Syria,” Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry meeting.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border. One pilot died in the incident. The second one was rescued and brought to the Russian airbase in Latakia.

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Moscow maintains the jet did not violate Turkey’s airspace. It ditched on Syria’s territory four kilometers from the border.


Shortly afterwards, the MoD announced three steps to be taken following the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber, including providing aerial cover by fighter jets for every airstrike, boosting air defense by deploying guided missile cruisers off the Latakia coast, and suspending all military-to-military contacts with Turkey.

The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft defense system. It is as an upgrade of the S-300 Growler family, designed and developed by Almaz Antei. The S-400 is employed to ensure air defense using long- and medium-range missiles that can hit aerial targets at ranges up to 400 kilometers.

The S-400 is capable of hitting tactical and strategic aircraft as well as ballistic and cruise missiles. The system includes a set of radars, missile launchers and command posts, and is operated solely by the Russian military.

Khmeimim airbase in Latakia, Syria, accommodates Russian Air Force squadrons of Su-27SM and Su-30 fighter jets, Su-34 and Su-24 tactical bombers, which are all taking part in airstrikes on Islamic State positions. The airbase is protected by state-of-the-art air defense systems and radars. Khmeimim also has a fully operational unit for maintaining fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft and providing logistical assistance to pilots.

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25 Replies to “Turnabout: Russian S400 System Coming to Syria Puts Turkey in “No Fly Zone”

  1. You gotta’ love the Russians sense of humor! The Almaz-Antey video shows “enemy” aircraft and naval vessels, all actual USA models, with a snake and red shield roundel (allusion to the Rothschilds???) on them!!! The United Snakes of America! Not too subtle.

  2. LC… I’ve read your comments for a number of months…. years. Your one of the most reliable sources of information on VT, always with an intelligent and thought through comment.
    Recently you’ve mentioned The French Foreign Legion, in regards to recent Paris attacks… YOU ALSO REFER TO THE LEGION AS ”ROTHSCHILDS BACKDOOR TERRORISTS”!!! 😀

    May I ask what your background is, who you are? (as much info as you think is safe and appropriate on internet)
    Do you think the recent attacks may have been perpetrated by serving or former Legionnaires? (at the street level? ‘white, muscular, speaking fluent French’… it may have been co-ordinated by a private mercenary unit, with military training)

    Do you think the 2013 Neo-Nazi takeover of Kiev may have been co-ordinating by serving or former Legionnaires? (I can tell you with absolute certainty… The Legion was putting through a disproportionately high number of Ukrainian Neo-Nazi head cases in 2010. I noticed the slow march and singing in Kiev… THEY WHERE LEGION TRAINED!)

    May I ask at least if your European? French? Any connections to Legions?

    Peace… keep up the comments! 😉

  3. The S400 is the mother of all game changers.

    Don’t expect to see any “dancing Israelis”.

    And Erdogan will be eating his meals with a plastic spoon from now on.

  4. The Erdogan faction just showed the whole world unequivocally that his government is one of the terrorists and a staunch Islamic State supporter. oops, milk spilt… That reveals how desperately the demented and rotten “elites” want to create another catastrophic world war. The American people must remove soulless organic robots like McCain and Graham from their Congressional seats!

    In case you haven’t yet bought your turkey for tomorrow, I hear that Erdogan Farm-raised Turkeys cook best. Better if your oven is Russian-made.

  5. The Russians can start with Cameron’s obsolete Tornados, which have been killing Arabs for the last 25 years. They should be in the theatre of operations in a few weeks, if they aren’t already.

  6. Let’s just hope the S-400 works like Russia claims and unlike the so-called failed Iron Dome Israel has that everyone thinks is such a safeguard. Even if it doesn’t work as stated, the video is very impressive, no one in the world has anything like it, and what pussy leaders are going to play chicken with that system. I’d love to be the fly on the wall in the Pentagon when all these generals say, “That system is a bluff”. It’s just a matter of days till we find out how accurate the S-400 is, I’m sure. This conflict is getting seriously hotter by the day.

  7. Oops! Is it true? Some report Israel attacked yesterday (Novenmber 24) Hezbollah/Syrian Army positions inside Syria and on the border with Lebanon…thereby putting to test Russia’s resolve to clear the skies of potential threats.

    1. The goal is to move Putin off the mark(IS) and involve him in multiple confrontations. Bog him down and spread him thin. He’s already seen through that thin disguise. By staying the course and ignoring the provocations and invitations he does far more damage to the NWO/Zionists than he does if he allows himself to get sucked into WW3. And we all know Israel hides behind the skirt of the US military. What are they gonna do besides snipe from the shadows? they’re not going to directly confront Russia in the skies and if they are stupid enough to do that now, he can blast them out of the sky and there’s nothing the US or NATO can or will do about it. The US doesn’t have the balls to directly confront Russia any more than cowardly Israel does.. We’ve seen that clearly enough from the recent cowardly round of attacks. Say what you want but the man is not stupid and has shown more balls, commitment and resolve than the rest of the players combined. He’ll ultimately outlast them and win, because he won’t give them what they want.

    1. The quid pro quo, of course, will be that Erdogan and Netanyahu will demand (shake down) the US for more aid (actually part of the back room deal that brought this about, in all likelihood). It won’t buy them the S400, though, or, indeed, anything close.

  8. I was watching the MSM last night and saw a piece where a US service member got on and said that the US military heard “the whole thing” with the Turkish F16’s reportedly hailing the Russian SU-24’s for 5 minutes on the guard frequency, to which there allegedly was no response from the Russian planes. This essentially confirms a set-up to by the Turks to create an incident with the full complicity of the US. The US military would not have made such a comment unless approved for release at the highest levels, and certainly it would not have been made at such a juncture. The protocol would have been a thorough investigation and then, if appropriate, the release of the investigation results in a controlled environment, and after consultations regarding the findings with both the Turks and the Russians. This was a staged event, as were President Obama’s comments at the “serendipitously” timed news conference yesterday.

  9. It’s not up to Putin to free the Palestinians on his own and he cannot anyway. That will have be a world coalition that does that. Putin and Russia are not gonna save the world by themselves and already stated such. We have to clean our own gutters out and help them… I don’t see that happening just yet.

  10. Well, so much for those who swore up and down he’d do nothing. Nothing like isolating yourself against a world power. That’s gotta be a helpless feeling and the promises that the US/NATO must’ve made in the days leading up to the attack are probably sounding a bit hollow and strained now. The main impact of Turkeys strangulation will no doubt be economic and isolation, not an actual bombing into the stone age. But the former will be a slow death and probably more devastating in the long run then the latter. I didn’t expect Putin to fall for the ruse and provocation, no matter how livid he must have been. And more people in the States have been shook loose from their comatose state of denial and are actually starting to look the truth in the eye.
    Notice how quiet Bibi’s been lately? He wouldn’t be trying to lay low and hide a bit would he? Sorry Bibi. We haven’t forgotten about you despite all the intended distractions.

    1. Agree @Wanderer. Turkey’s stupidity with US/NATO enabling just placed both Turkey and Israel under S400 hate.

    2. Russian travel agencies have boycotted Turkey as of today. It is happening fast, but this needs to be expanded to Europe and also push back on fast laning Turkey into the EU. That will twist Erdogan’s shorts in a knot. That said, Russia said today it would welcome Turkey into a triparte command structure for coordinating ISIL strikes, maybe knowing that Turkey would never expose themselves to having its strikes, or non strikes watched so closely.

    3. Thanks, Mr. Dean. Great work by you and your colleagues at VT. With your disclosure of Turkey’s mafioso style ties to oil, machine parts, factories and other booty pillaged from Syria courtesy of ISIL and others, Erdogan and his son are appearing more and more like the mob lieutenants who think themselves invulnerable because they have the playground bully to fall back on. Kind of like the psychopathic nuts that nobody likes, but everyone puts up with because of their connections. Thing is Turkey is firmly embedded in western defense contracts while they also infest NATO and Pentagon intelligence to the point where it would be a big operation to extract them. I again think it likely that any economic impact felt from Russian sanctions will result in them asking for more funny money to be printed as a form of “protection” to keep them from doing anything even more crazy.

    4. South Front is reporting that Russian Aerospace forces just destroyed a 20-truck Turkish convey entering Azaz, Syria.

      Revenge is served hot, too it seems.

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