Pantsir-S1 repelling US strikes on Syria showed 100% effectiveness – Russian MoD

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Pantsir-S1 repelling US strikes on Syria showed 100% effectiveness – Russian MoD

According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system deployed by the Syrian forces showed almost 100% effectiveness in repelling the Western missile strike.

“In anti-aircraft combat, the Russian-made Pantsir S-1 system that had been previously supplied to the Syrian armed forces was actively used,” he added.

Konashenkov went on to say that the Syrian air defenses used 112 ground-to-air missiles to repel the attack that targeted not only facilities in Barza and Jaramana, but also military facilities, including airfields.

Konashenkov further commented that the strikes had involved cruise missiles launched from the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and the eastern Syrian city of al-Tanf. The attack targeted the facilities that were not bunkers protected by the Syrian air defenses, he pointed out, adding that those were facilities were built on the surface. He has reiterated that 71 missiles of those 100+ had been intercepted.

The spokesman also denied the reports that S-200 air defense missile system had underperformed while repelling the attack, saying the system is designed to hit aircraft, in the course of fending off the strike.

“However, not long ago, this system destroyed a fighter jet of one of the neighboring states, which tried to violate the Syrian airspace,” he added.

Konashenkov reiterated that Syrian air defense systems S-125, S-200, Buk, and Kvadrat took part in repelling the joint strike.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. If that is what Pantsir and soviet era missiles tech and radars can do then it would be interesting to see what the S300, S400 and S500 which are networked can do. The Russians have a different philosophy when it comes to building these type of systems as I understand. Exposes the Tomahawk as ancient and dog slow. The only people that benefit are Lockheed Martin who will no doubt get an order to build more Tomahawks.

  2. Another IAF attack tonight, as normal launched over Lebanon. The two airbases that Israeli Air Force tried to target were Dumayr & Shuayrat – 6 missiles at Shuayrat & 3 at Dumayr a total of 9 missiles all claimed to have been destroyed by Syrian Air Defence, most by the Buk system.

    Interestingly there were Russians today at Dumayr, part of one of their reconciliation teams negociating at the town of the same name..

  3. Which arises the question, was this gas attack Assads false flag after all? Usually aggressor makes the incident to gain reason to attack, while in this case defender made the case and just waited if the aggressor is stupid enough to fall on the trap. And they did it. The whole chain from white helmet terrorist to the White House.

    Once it was, that attack is the best defence, but today it feels like defence is the best attack.

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