The Russian military is sending another missile system to Syria amid reports of Turkey’s armored vehicle buildup inside the Arab Republic.
One such missile complex can simultaneously demolish up to 10 enemy armored vehicles from a distance of up to 100 kilometers, which will allow the Syrian Army to destroy several hundred Turkish tanks and self-propelled guns in just a few hours.
The Hermes high-precision guided weapon system with a firing range of up to 100 km, recently presented for the first time, is sent by a direct route to Syria.
The accuracy of missiles, used primarily to destroy enemy tanks, is provided by a multi-functional navigation radar system, which also includes communications and navigation equipment and two UAV’s.
Hermes was already present in Syria, but this is a variant of the Hermes-A air force with a range of about 30 km, which even is a very impressive figure for anti-tank missiles (the closest competitor is Spike NLOS. Israel, up to 20-25 km).
The Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, thanked Russia for its assistance to his country in the war against terrorism and for the political support it gave during the crisis in Syria.
Borissov also congratulated Assad on the victory of the National Progressive Front in the parliamentary elections. At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on an official visit.
The Russian minister’s plane landed at Damascus International Airport this morning. It is expected that President Bashar al-Assad will receive the minister in the Syrian capital, and a meeting is also scheduled between Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem and the Russian minister.
This is Lavrov’s first visit to Syria since February 2012. The Syrian media announced, earlier, that a Russian government delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov had arrived in Damascus.
Almasdar / ABC Flash Point News 2020.