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Russia Not Planning to Revive Contract on S-300 Deliveries to Syria

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Military exercise involving S-300 surface-to-air missile systems - Sputnik International
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Russia is currently not planning to revive the contract on deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Syria, the head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — S-300 (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) is a missile defense system designed to fire surface-to-air missiles at aerial targets such as helicopters, warplanes and cruise or ballistic missiles.

"No, it is not," Alexander Fomin told reporters, answering a question on whether work was being carried out to revive the contract.

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Russia and Syria signed a $1.1 billion deal on the supply of four S-300 systems in 2011, before the uprising in Syria led to a civil war in March that year.

Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed in June 2013 that the S-300 system deal had been signed with Syria, stressing that the weapons stood undelivered so as not to disrupt the balance of powers on the ground.

© SputnikThe S-300-P surface-to-air missile system
The S-300-P surface-to-air missile system - Sputnik International
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