|S400 Ground-air missile system. Photo from French site Info-Defense|
Russian Business Journal
November 28, 2015
Translated from Russian by Tom Winter, November 29, 2015
Original headline: The S-400 works wonders: the United States has stopped bombing Syria
Since the deployment of Russian long-range anti-aircraft missile system S-400 “Triumph”, the US-led strikes on the territory of the republic have completely stopped.
At the headquarters of the coalition, they, of course, do not assert a connection between the placement of the S400s and the absence of strikes, citing “the unevenness of hostilities,” but the fact remains.
It should be noted that the intensity of the attacks of the coalition dropped sharply after the Russian aircraft appeared at the Hmeymim airbase in late September. Note: in June of this year, the coalition inflicted an average of 12.8 strikes per day, then by October the number had fallen to 2.8. And in the last 10 days of October the United States also did not strike, explaining “bad weather.” It is noteworthy that the Russian Air Force continued operation, despite the same weather which allegedly prevented the Americans.
Currently, the United States is apparently studying the situation and trying to assess what risks the new Russian air defense missile systems entail, whose coverage which goes beyond the borders of the Syrian Arab Republic. Recall, after the incident with the Su-24, Turkey, fearing retribution, stopped all flying over Syria…