via Russia RUBBISHED: Putin’s outdated Syrian missile defence batteries can be CRUSHED by US | World | News | Express.co.uk

Dr Igor Sutyagin at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), an expert on Russian missile defence systems and strategic armaments, said Russian S-300 and S-400 missile defence batteries could fall short when up against Donald Trump’s forces.

He said Russia’s “air defence systems are designed to intercept high flying targets at a maximum range of about 250 miles”.

The limitations mean Putin’s planes could be crushed by the US as they are less optimal against low-flying jets and missiles.

Tensions are mounting over a possible American strike on Russia’s Middle East ally, Syria, following a chemical attack there on Saturday.

via Russia RUBBISHED: Putin’s outdated Syrian missile defence batteries can be CRUSHED by US | World | News | Express.co.uk

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