With the Syrian Army having introduced the advanced S-300 missile system into front-line service as its primary long-range air defense weapon, one Russian military expert believes that the older S-200 missile equivalent will now be modified to attack enemy ships and land targets.
They're practicing the system upgrades needed for that purpose . . . by locking-on to mock-ups of the US Base at Al-Tanf, Syria, and mock-ups of US Naval vessels.
Until the arrival the S-300, the older S-200 served as the main strategic-range air defense weapon of the Syrian military. However, with hostile neighbors such as Israel and Turkey now in possession of advanced fighter aircraft with highly-effective electronic countermeasure systems, the S-200 has somewhat lost its edge as a capable anti-aircraft weapon.
However, one Russian military expert, speaking through Russian media, claims that Syrian S-200 missiles – with their massive two hundred kilogram warhead and 240 kilometer range – will be modified to attack enemy ships and land targets - American and Israeli.
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