Israeli satellite images show deployment of S-300 given by Russia to Syria
Israeli satellite images have documented one of the S-300 batteries given by Russia to Syria, showing it is not operational.
One of the S-300 aerial defense batteries deployed in Syria has been documented in an image produced by an Israeli-made satellite.
The images show the battery’s four launchers and the satellite’s manufacturer, ImageSat International, believes it is not currently operational because some components are still missing.
The battery is deployed in the Maysaf area north of the city of Homs in the northern part of the country. There is a network of Syrian security industries in this area, where Iran and Syria are attempting to manufacture precise weaponry for Hezbollah.
According to Arab reports, the area has been attacked by Israel several times in recent years.
Earlier this week, Moscow delivered advanced S-300 air defense missiles to Syria to protect the Iranian troops deployed in the country in the wake of last month’s downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane during an Israeli airstrike in Latakia.
The Russian Defense Ministry repeatedly accused Israel of using the Russian intelligence plane as a shield against Syrian anti-aircraft missiles because it is broader in size.
“The IAF did not hide behind any aircraft, and the Israeli planes were in Israeli airspace when a Syrian missile struck the Russian plane,” the IDF said in a statement.
“Equipping irresponsible bodies with advanced weapons is dangerous to the region and can cause serious damage to those who are operating in the area,” the IDF added.