Russia tests new S-500 air defenses system in Syria – some vs US, Israeli aircraft

Russian media reported Wednesday that the Russian army had recently completed a series of tests on its new S-500 air defense system. Former deputy head of the Air Force for the joint CIS integrated air defense system Lt. Gen. Aitech Bizhev explained that Syria was chosen for testing the equipment in circumstances as close as possible to real combat and because of its “harsh technical and climatic conditions…” He said that “special attention was paid to the smooth operation of all their components.” The Russian Defense Ministry has not yet commented on the reports.  DEBKAfile’s military sources infer that mention of “real combat” conditions referred to the ability of the S-500 systems to lock onto US and Israeli aerial targets.

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17 thoughts on “Russia tests new S-500 air defenses system in Syria – some vs US, Israeli aircraft

  • Oct 2, 2019 @ 11:41 at 11:41
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    No wonder the Soviets (OOPS……………..I meant the Russians) have been permitting the Israelis to proactively attack Iranian military targets within Syria!

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  • Oct 2, 2019 @ 11:57 at 11:57
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    i wonder if the s-500 can successfully identify russian aircraft?

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  • Oct 2, 2019 @ 11:57 at 11:57
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    This minor matter has to wait until
    insane, narcistic + irresponsible israeli politicians finish their sanbox games !

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    • Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:28 at 12:28
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      you are insane 100%

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    • Oct 2, 2019 @ 13:46 at 13:46
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      Time to attack and destroy the soviet bases at latakia and kheiheneim . Tac nukes.

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      • Oct 2, 2019 @ 14:41 at 14:41
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        Immediately followed by a strategic nuclear strike on Israel by Russia ?

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      • Oct 2, 2019 @ 17:00 at 17:00
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        This from a millennial that has never seen a nuke go off. You haven’t a clue how the radiation from nukes encircle the entire globe. Very irresponsible remark.

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      • Oct 2, 2019 @ 18:03 at 18:03
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        no its very bad idea , than you will have no Israel left

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    • Oct 3, 2019 @ 9:22 at 9:22
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      Wait.. yes just wait until the stupid Russians actually manage to hit a Turkish, Syrian or even most unlikely of all a Israeli or US/Coalition Plane then watch what the overwhelming response will be especially from the IAF and the US.. Russia’s vaunted air defense systems wont last long at all! But Wait.. Putin will put his usual denial and spin on it to make it seem like Russia wins. Wait until Putin sells S-400’s to Saudia Arabia and the Iranians and Houthi’s still manage to evade them as well. After any of that’s done you can crawl back into your depressing little hole!

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  • Oct 2, 2019 @ 14:45 at 14:45
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    Nice announcement before the arms sales deal with Saudis.

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  • Oct 2, 2019 @ 15:44 at 15:44
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    after the s300 , then s400 now the s500 what to conclude !!!! i conclude that russian missile Worth Nothing two years ago russians were proud of the s300 and s400 and the their awacs now they come with s500 which means that s300 and s400 were ineffectives. anyway it will be destroyed if russians try any provocation

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  • Oct 2, 2019 @ 17:04 at 17:04
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    “U” wrote “what to conclude” I would conclude that the Russians are VERY worried about stealth aircraft and cruise missiles. Seems that we should all worry about that.

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    • Oct 2, 2019 @ 23:29 at 23:29
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      Omamia 23

      3. in the seventh month, the king of the west with great ships and many warriors shall go to the king of the north; and the king of the north shall move against the king of the south, and shall overflow, even to the very doors.

      4. and the abomination of desolation shall wither all the land.

      5. And lo, the hunter of the east hath snared the sultan’s turret in a noose of light.

      6. Verily, like a whirlwind from the sun, yon Qariah of tidings doth fly on whirling wheels and cast a folded missile, yea, to thy very door; two suns in cloud overflow thy table and thy grain shall be scorched in electric fire.

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  • Oct 3, 2019 @ 7:19 at 7:19
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    No anti-air system can defend against a “swarm” attack. When 60 tiny missiles are headed your way and half of them are dummies, and the others are sending out ghost signals appearing to be twice the number they are, your AA system is doomed. America has had the ability to swarm any AA system for decades. Thirty years ago, America could feed an enemy radar system yesterday’s traffic pattern of peace and quiet while it’s missiles were attacking. We can “false” any system. Now, lots of countries have this capability also, nothing special here, but you can bet we have other tricks to play. As to the S-500 – well, America has spies too.

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