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Russian S-300 Air Defence System - Russia News

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "We will not accept any restrictions on our freedom of operation." High-ranking Israeli military officials justify this by saying that if they were to inform Russia in advance, it could result in information leaks.

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Russian S-400 Triumph Air Defence Missile System

The installation of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019, state-owned Anadolu news agency on Thursday quoted Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying. Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 systems, which are not compatible with NATO defenses, has unnerved the United States and NATO member countries, which are already wary of Russia’s presence in the Middle East.Here's the full story.

Russian S-500 Prometey Surface-to-Air Missile, Anti-Ballistic Missile System (Top) vs F-35 (Left) and US F-22 (Right)

"It is safe to say already now that Russia has created the world's first multi-stage air defense system, that will reliably protect the country from massive missile strikes," Zvezda TV station stated. "The S-500 will analyze information about a possible missile attack obtained by early warning satellites and over-the-horizon radars, such as the Voronezh, as well as select targets, in terms of their importance, cut off false targets at a great distance, accompany all this and finally issue target designations to various systems."

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Comparison - US F-22s, B-2 Bombers vs. Russian S-300

S-300 and its follow-on systems are some of the most capable and dangerous air defenses an opposing air force could ever face. Not only are the missiles mobile, but the systems are networked together. One S-300 battery is a handful, but several such systems networked together into an integrated air defense system is a nearly insurmountable challenge for most fourth-generation fighters like the F-16 or F-15. The S-300 series is deadly. “A complete game changer for all fourth-gen aircraft [like the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18]. That thing is a beast and you don’t want to get near it.”

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