Putin has described the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle as a technological breakthrough comparable to the 1957 Soviet launch of the first satellite. The new Russian weapon and a similar system being developed by China have troubled the United States, which has pondered defense strategies.
The anti-aircraft missile regiment located in Syria is armed with the most advanced anti-aircraft systems, the Pantsir-S-1 and Tor-M2, which can easily cope with terrorist air attacks. And the famous S-400s are capable of destroying ballistic targets. Therefore, the sky above the Khmeimim airbase and the material support center in Tartus is reliably protected. ?