Russia completes delivery of S-300 system to Syria

Russia completes delivery of the S-300 system to Syria. 49 pieces of hardware delivered.  Russia has delivered an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria, it said on Tuesday, in defiance of Israeli and U.S. concerns that the arms sale would embolden Iran and escalate the Syrian war.

Russia completes delivery of S-300 system to Syria

The S-300 air defense system and dozens of additional hardware pieces have been delivered to the Syrian military to boost the security of Russian personnel there, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, told President Vladimir Putin.

“We have completed the delivery of the S-300 system,” Shoigu said Tuesday. The hardware supplied to Syria consisted of 49 pieces of military equipment, including radars, control vehicles and four launchers, he added.

The delivery is meant to protect Russian troops in Syria, coming in wake of the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane in mid-September.

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