According to sources from the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russia has managed to deactivate about 40 American Tomahawk missiles that were fired during hostilities in Syria.
Russian journalists have suggested that Moscow used e-war systems in Syria to deactivate the missiles in question. Again, according to Russian journalists, most of the American missiles failed to explode, but fell to the ground, which confirms the discussed option for used electronic warfare systems.
However, from the information spread in the Russian media on the subject, it is not clear the period in which the missiles were “captured” or the timeline.
According to sources, some time ago Moscow sent and deployed Krasukha-4 electronic warfare systems located in different positions, both to the Syrian army and to Russian units based in different parts of the country. The information disseminated by the Russian Ministry of Defense claims that a large part of the deactivated missiles were found and accordingly sent for analysis from Syria to Russia.
Such a situation is not in Washington’s favor, given that the Tomahawks are one of the US military’s main missiles. All this would allow Moscow not only to become acquainted with the American technology used, but also to develop an effective defense against Tomahawk.
It should be noted that in addition to Russian and Syrian sources, similar information is spread by Iranian sources confirming the export of American missiles from Damascus to Moscow.
War in Syria
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.