A S-400 missile defense system has been deployed in Syria on Thursday, Sputnik News reports.
The S-400 Triumf next generation surface-to-air missile systems has been deployed to the Hmeymim airbase in Syria where the Russian Aerospace Forces group is stationed.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced the deployment of the S-400 systems on Wednesday, a day after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber, which was taking part in Russia’s anti-terror campaign in Syria.
The S-400, an upgrade of the S-300 Growler family, is a new-generation anti-aircraft defense system operated solely by the Russian military. The S-400 ensures air defense using long- and medium-range missiles that can hit aerial targets at ranges of up to 400 kilometers (almost 250 miles).