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Sun Aug 28, 2022, 12:33 PM

Russia Pulls Its 'Syrian' S-300 SAM Battery, Ships It To Black Sea

Satellite imagery confirmed Russia redeployed an S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from Syria, and observers believe the battery is already in transit through the Black Sea to support Russia’s war in Ukraine.

This battery, in particular, arrived in 2018 and was something of a gift to Syrian strongman Bashar Al Assad. It was declared a much-needed upgrade of Syria's ancient, and in some cases dangerous, air defense system. It was not located at Russia's airbase south of Latakia or its prized naval port in Tartus, multiple advanced air defense systems remain at these locations protecting Russian interests. Instead, it sat inland and was supposed to protect critical Syrian targets. While it was claimed to be a Syrian system, in the years that have passed, it became clear that Russia retained control of it. Now Moscow appears to have taken its 'gift' back and shipped it off to the Black Sea.

Private intelligence firm ImageSat Intl. released imagery showing the battery’s now-empty garrison near Masyaf, Syria, on Friday. Accompanying imagery caught the battery’s vehicles lined up neatly in Tartus at Russia’s naval base, with the cargo ship Sparta II waiting across the harbor.




https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-pulls-its-syrian-s-300-sam-battery-ships-it-to-black-sea/ar-AA11b2yc

The S-300 is an older SAM system. The S-400 is the current state of the art.

Russia must not being doing well if they have to bring this one back.

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Hermit-The-Prog Aug 28 #1
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2022, 12:36 PM

1. Ukrainians may be causing a little desperation in the orcs.

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Sun Aug 28, 2022, 12:55 PM

2. Russian desperation

We like that.

Unless it involves nukes.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 28, 2022, 03:27 PM

4. Excellent point..

Nothing, even the most catastrophic scenario would not shock me.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2022, 02:19 PM

3. Sink it when it docks.

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