The Syrian Air Defense Forces repelled an Israeli Air Force missile attack on a suburb of Damascus with the help of Russian Pantsir-S and Buk-M2 self-propelled anti-aircraft systems, told a military source.
On the evening of February 28, Israeli F-16 fighters fired at the international airport of the Syrian capital Damascus and the village of Gizlania from the Golan Heights. Syrian air defense crews intercepted guided missiles.
“The missiles launched without reaching the target were destroyed by means of the Syrian air defense on duty Pantsir-S and Buk-M2, which confirmed the high efficiency of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems,” the source said.
He added that there were no casualties among personnel and military equipment.
In December 2017, the head of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council, former Commander of the Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev said that after the withdrawal of the Russian military contingent from Syria, the Pantsir-C1 anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems and C- missile systems would remain at the Khmeimim airbase. 400 Triumph.
“You can’t take them out of there. These are the means of almost instantaneous destruction of air targets. I have already said that it was the appearance of this system that brought order to the Syrian sky. “Armor” shot down so many drones that you can’t count, “Bondarev said at the time.