Published on: Nov 3, 2018 @ 11:31 – After the accidental downing of the Russian Army’s Il-20 aircraft by Syrian anti-aircraft defense on September 17, at least according to the official story, Israel has not carried out any further independent military operations in Syria, according to Greek reports.
Even with the emergence of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems in the region, Jerusalem had stated that it would not halt their military activities Syria.
But since the tragedy with the Russian aircraft, Israeli media have not mentioned any military action in this country.
It is virtually excluded that attacks will not continue, but the issue is that the media has stopped writing and reporting on the offensives. Incidentally, the Israeli military claimed they carried out these attacks only after coordinating them with Russia.
The decision to provide S-300 systems to Syria was made after the accidental firing of the Syrian air defense during an attack by four Israeli F-16s on facilities in Latakia, resulting in the deaths of 15 Russian military personnel, according to the official story by the Russian government.
According to the Ministry of Defense, Israel notified the Russian side of the airstrike just a minute before its start, misinforming the location of its fighters. Russian officials stated that Israeli pilots used the Russian military aircraft as a shield, making it the target of attack.
According to the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, the Russian military continues to instruct Syrian anti-aircraft soldiers how to operate the unified management system of the S-300, recently received by the Arab country.
The system, which the Syrian military will start operating when they are ready, is the Polyana-D4, a unified management system capable of controlling different missile systems, radars and anti-aircraft guns.
In addition, the system works by receiving data from different sources, automatically managing the response of armaments to the threats detected. The Polyana-D4 is also capable of joining between 32 and 48 launchers, ie four regiments of the S-300 and Buk systems.
To conduct the monitoring, the Polyana-D4 uses A-50 ground and air radars, which allows the system to be able to monitor up to 500 aerial targets and target 255 targets.
Therefore, the main objective of the system would be to integrate air defense systems, as well as to automate the response process against possible attacks, thus allowing greater agility in launching missiles against possible threats.
Russian systems will join the Syrian forces, since the armaments used were practically obsolete, being one of the weaknesses of the country.