Shoigu: Russia completes deliveries of S-300 systems to Syria
Russia had delivered a total of 49 units of military equipment to Syria within the framework of the supplies of S-300 air defense systems, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with members of Russia's Security Council.
"We have completed the delivery of S-300 systems, which includes 49 units of equipment — radars, naturally, basic target acquisition systems, command posts and four launchers," Sputnik cited Shoigu as saying.
Speaking further, the minister said that Russian experts would teach Syrian personnel to operate S-300 air defense systems within three months.
"As for the unified air defense control system, we have started to deliver the equipment and will fully complete all work on preparation and training of the crews, creation of a single network by October 20," Shoigu said.