"As for the unified air defense control system, we have started to deliver the equipment and will fully complete all work on preparation and training of the crews, creation of a single network by October 20," Shoigu said.
At the same time, the minister noted that Russia had delivered a total of 49 units of military equipment to Syria within the framework of the supplies of S-300 air defense systems aimed at boosting the security of the Russian military personnel in the war-torn country.
"We have completed the delivery of S-300 systems, which includes 49 units of equipment — radars, naturally, basic target acquisition systems, command posts and four launchers," Shoigu said.
Speaking further, Shoigu said that Russian experts would teach Syrian personnel to operate S-300 air defense systems within three months.
According to the senior official, Russia has boosted its electronic warfare capability in Syria and monitors up to 200-km (124-mile) radius of airspace from where incursions had previously taken place.
"We have considerably strengthened electronic warfare capability. We dispatched additional equipment there. As a result, we control a short-range zone within a 50-km radius and a long-range zone — the main direction from where incursions were conducted — within a 200-km radius," Shoigu said.