Russia Plans to Upgrade Syrian Air Defenses After U.S. Missile Strike

RUSSIA-SYRIA-CONFLICT-RALLYRussian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday that Moscow would “strengthen and raise the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces’ systems of anti-ai Konashankov promised a “complex of measures” would be taken to “protect the most sensitive Syrian infrastructure facilities.” The Defense Ministry also claimed the American strike was largely ineffective, stating that only 23 of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched by the U.S. Navy struck their targets. (The Pentagon provided a very different estimate, stating that 58 of the 59 missiles hit their targets.) “The combat effectiveness of the US massive missile attack on the Syrian air base is extremely low,” Russia’s Defense Ministry insisted. According to the Russian assessment, six MiG-23 fighter jets   and some structures at the airbase were destroyed, but the runways were not damaged…….Read More