After the US coalition attack on Syria on the night of April 14, the Russian leadership threatened to return to the issue of supplying long-range S-300 air defense missile systems in the interests of Damascus. A little later, a number of media outlets reported that such a decision has already been allegedly taken and modern SAMs will be sold to the Syrians in the near future.
At the same time, it must be understood that deliveries of the S-300 to Syria will not solve the actual problems. For example, Israeli air raids. The fact is that the preparation of calculations for such SAM takes one year or more. Nevertheless, over time these complexes can become a real headache for the Israeli Air Force.
According to Yakov Kedmi, the destruction of the S-300 is not a trivial task. For this operation it is necessary to mobilize a large number of combat aviation. But even then, avoiding losses will not be easy. For example, Russia once delivered such systems to Greece, and according to media reports, Israeli aircraft, using friendly relations with Athens, conducted special exercises to neutralize them. However, it must be understood that since then the S-300 has undergone a number of upgrades.