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Battle of Syraq SITREP 5: No More ‘Accidents’ Like Deir Ez Zor — Russia Warns U.S. It Will Shoot Down Any ‘Unidentified’ Aircraft Attacking Syrian or Russian Forces

from Rogue Money:

1) Russian and Syrian forces are working so closely together all over the country that there can be no illusions about striking the latter without hitting the former. This may also be an indirect reference to the possibility, previously mentioned by Eurasianist ideologue Alexandr Dugin, that the deliberate U.S. air strikes on Syrian Army units fighting ISIS at Deir Ez Zor killed or wounded an unknown number of ‘our guys’, meaning Russian advisers or forward air controllers operating in the city besieged by Daesh.

‘S-300, S-400 air defenses in place’: Russian MoD warns US-led coalition not to strike Syrian army Credit Russian MoD Russia’s Defense Ministry has cautioned the US-led coalition of carrying out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, adding in Syria there are numerous S-300 and S-400 air defense systems up and running.

2) Russian air defense units including the powerful long range S400/300 system operators are ready to shoot down any aircraft deemed hostile or attacking Russian/Syrian forces. Furthermore, neocons and liberal interventionists such as the Brookings Institution should lose their illusions about standoff weaponry or stealthy F-22s being able to suppress these air defenses, as Konashenkov stated flatly that the S400/300s have longer range than the Americans believe and are capable of engaging so-called ‘invisible airplanes’.

While U.S. tactics and technologies for use of stealth jets like the F-22 are far ahead of those for the subsonic F-117A in 1999 when one was shot down by 1960s vintage Serbian SAMs of Yugoslav/Soviet design, Russian and Chinese radars/SAMs are far better capable of detecting stealth aircraft at distance then they were at that time. And the S300/400s are in a completely different category in terms of range and counter-jamming capabilities than the old SA2s and SA3s the Serbs were able to keep intact by moving them around almost every other hour to avoid attack from NATO anti-radar missile carrying jets. China recently announced the debut of a ‘quantum radar’ capable of spotting stealth aircraft at great distances. The notion that the quantum radar is ready for any battlefield much less the skies over Syria or the South China Sea may be a bluff, but the fact that WWII vintage long wave radars can at times detect stealth aircraft at particular angles or in rainy conditions when stealthy material coated surfaces get wet has been known for years.

Konashenkov also made it clear that the Syrian Arab Army’s own BUK and S200 SAMs have been upgraded with the assistance of Russian technicians in the past year, implying that these systems are networked with Russia’s own more powerful and longer range radars. Meaning that U.S., Turkish or Israeli jets initially tracked by Syrian-manned BUKs or S200s can be engaged by the Russian SAMs at the Kheimmim air base outside Latakia.

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