Dear colleagues, good evening to you all,
Before we move on to the main subject that we wanted to discuss today,
I would like to ask the Minister of Defense to report on how my assignment on Syria is being fulfilled.
Mr. Shoigu, please.
Mr. President, colleagues,
In accordance with the decision of the President, we have embarked on a number of measures aimed at
strengthening the air defence systems in the Syrian Arab Republic, including, above all, the protection of our military personnel.
We have completed the delivery of S-300 complexes.
This includes 49 pieces of equipment: lighting locators, basic detection systems, control vehicles and four launchers.
Work completed a day ago.
We have completed the delivery of the entire complex to Syria.
In addition, we significantly strengthened and switched on the electronic warfare system, added additional equipment there.
As a result, today we control the near zone up to 50 kilometers and the far zone,
the main direction from which we entered the Syrian territory, we control 200 kilometers.
As for the unified control system of the entire air defense network, we also began to supply equipment.
We will complete all the work with the preparation and training of crews and tying them into a single network by October 20.
How long will it take to train the crews of the Syrian army to work on the S-300?
We also completed the selection of the necessary personnel, specialists, and started training.
Well thank you.