BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces have deployed their S-400 air defense system at the Qamishli Airport in northeastern Syria, the Chinese publication Sohu reported on Wednesday.

“The maximum detection range of the S-400 air defense radar at the Hmeimim Airbase is only 600 kilometers, which means that the Russian S-400 radar can only detect aircraft over most of the border between Iraq and Syria, but not over the border between Iraq and Iran . The most appropriate explanation is that the Russian Air Force sent the 96L6E radar, located at the Hmeimim Airbase, to the Qamishli Airbase in the northeast border region of Syria, which is only 100 kilometers from the Iraqi border,” the publication reported.

According to the publication, this information was made available after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that the Russian Armed Forces tracked six F-35 warplanes along the Iran-Iraq border during the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) attack on the U.S. forces inside Iraq.

The report would be corroborated by the aviation publication Avia.Pro, who also confirmed that if the Russian air defenses did indeed pick up the U.S. aerial presence along the Iran-Iraq border, than it was due to the S-400’s proximity to the Iraq border.

“Given the Russian S-400’s target detection range, these air defense systems could indeed detect six a-35 fighters near Iran’s borders,” they said.

It should be noted, however, that while Iran has made similar claims, the U.S. has not commented on Lavrov’s allegations.

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Still it’s good that the Russians can take the opportunity to fine tune their detection systems for the latest USA/Israeli attack jet fighters.ir

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Fine tune systems that weren’t able to shoot down any aircraft since 1978? [S-300PMU-3 was renamed S-400 for commercial purposes only] Even S-200 is a little better : 3 aircraft shor down over 53 years, ine being a Russian AF spy plan, another being an Ukrainian Tu-154 airliner while it finally managed to shoot down a F-16 in 2018… Took 51 years and many hundreds of S-200 launches to get a single F-16, mark my words, S-400 is nowhere near from performing better. Thus, with latest IRGC performance, one thing is clear : Russian SAM systems are greatly tuned to… Read more »

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still better track record than the US patriot system ;}

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review your data … is incorrect sir… ” 3 aircraft shor down over 53 years ” at Vietnan war 1965 to 1975 the Russ SAM – 2 have the record shot down combat planes that any other system . at 1972 the SAM- 6 shot down 30 % of Iraeli Combat planes . Israel pilot name it ” the 3 finger of dead ” .. at Iraq war 1991 Russ system shot down 100 NATO combat planes … in Syria the S-300 / S-400 have not been used …

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Daeshbags – S300/400 is uncomparable with shits named Patriot, Iron s**t and similiar systems.Your brave aviation is attacking from Libanon since S300/400 is activated. Your regular comments on these systems are just a confirmation of how worried you are. And you are right, outdated, 50 years old S200 is better than Patriot and other s**t.

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Guess who is tuning up the F-35 Fly-Paper?

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Very reliable sources! [sarcasm]