Russia Shields Syria from Israeli Air Strikes

Photo: Panstir © KBP/HPW Yury Laskin25.08.2021 Syria
Russia Shields Syria from Israeli Air Strikes

Russia Shields Syria from Israeli Air Strikes

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The Russian media reported on 22 Israeli missiles being recently intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense.

The missiles were launched on August 19 from the Israeli combat aircraft within the Lebanese air space.

The report quoted Admiral Vadim Kulit, Deputy Head of the so called Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties, as a source of information. The Syrian military staff and facilities remained unharmed, claimed the Admiral.

The defense systems being involved included Buk-M2E of Almaz-Antey and Pantsir-E of the Shipunov KBP Design Bureau, now part of the High Precision Weapons (HPW) holding.

According to SIPRI, 36 units of the Pantsir 96K6 export version with 700 9M311 missiles were delivered from Russia to Syria between 2008-2011 being followed by 18 units of the 9K317E Buk-M2E the same year.

 
 



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