Tests of the Russian S-500 Prometey air defence system in Syria are already complete - News - Russian Aviation - RUAVIATION.COM
According to media reports, tests of the Russian S-500 Prometey air defence system in Syria are already complete, and have been deemed successful, but the Russian Defence Ministry hasn't commented on the claims so far.
The most important elements of Russia's S-500 Prometey air defence system have been tested in Syria, according to Izvestia, a Russian media outlet, citing sources in the Defence Ministry.
According to the publication, during S-500 testing, experts identified "certain problems" in the operation of the equipment, but they were quickly eliminated.
It is specified that the tests are already complete and have been recognised as successful.
Former deputy head of the Air Force for the joint CIS integrated air defence system Lieutenant General Aitech Bizhev noted that during the tests prior to the supply of arms to the armed forces, special attention is paid to the smooth operation of all their components.
According to him, the equipment "is tested in harsh technical and climatic conditions and works literally [despite] wear and tear."
The Russian Defence Ministry has not yet commented on the reports.
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