The Russian defense Ministry will render all necessary assistance to the families of the soldiers killed the day before in Syria, said Sergei Shoigu. The head of Department among other things announced that the airbase Hamim in Syria will transfer anti-aircraft missile system s-400.
The head of the defense Ministry of Russia Sergey Shoigu announced that the airbase Hamim in Syria will transfer anti-aircraft missile system s-400. The Minister also added that the families of the victims of war in Syria will provide all necessary assistance, informs LifeNews.
At the Board meeting of the Ministry, where he gave Shoigu, the participants honored memory of the lost pilots with a moment of silence.
Recall, on November 24 Russian su-24 was shot down by the Turkish air force. The crew of the bomber managed to eject, but 1 pilot is dead. Russian pilot was fired in the air, the fire, which was conducted from the ground. Later the Mi-8 helicopter, which led search and rescue operation, was destroyed in the area controlled by the militants of the "Islamic state". The result of the acts of the militants also died marine is a soldier.
S-400 "Triumph" anti-aircraft missile system large and medium-haul. Created for the destruction of all modern and promising means of aerospace attack.
The installation is capable of hitting aerodynamic targets at ranges of up to 400 km and at ranges of up to 60 miles - to destroy tactical ballistic targets flying with a speed of up to 4.8 km per hour. According to the commander of the air force, "they are ready perfectly to reflect the massive raids modern means of air attack in conditions of active radio-electronic jamming and to perform combat tasks in various weather conditions".
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