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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

"In late September 2017, satellite photographs indicated that Russia had deployed a second Russian SA-21 surface-to-air missile system in Syria.

Purportedly, the system in question is deployed high in the mountains near Masyaf, fewer than 40 kilometers southeast of Lattakia, and right next to a battery of Bastion-P systems equipped with Oniks cruise missiles.

For many of foreign observers, this is an indication of the Russians bolstering their presence in Syria, perhaps even directly threatening operations of U.S. and allied aircraft against Islamic State extremists…"
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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Oct 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

Welcome back, Tango!

I assume it's reassuring for some to note that Russian weaponry has many of the same goofy flaws and quirks as US weaponry?

Lion in the Stars13 Oct 2017 11:28 p.m. PST

Seems to suffer from more loose nuts behind the control panels than US systems do…

Those are terribly sited SAM systems!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

Thanks my good friend!. (smile)


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