Russia is deploying S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) next generation surface-to-air missile systems to the Hmeymim airbase in Syria where the Russian Aerospace Forces group is stationed, according to Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin agrees with the Defense Ministry’s proposal to deploy S-400 missile defense systems to the Syrian airbase.
On Tuesday, Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian Su-24M Fencer bomber. One of the pilots has been confirmed dead by Russian authorities, shot by rebel ground units after ejecting. The other pilot has been rescued and transported to the Hmeymim airbase Wednesday morning.
Full article: S-400 Will be Deployed at Syrian Airbase Hmeymim – Russian Defense Minister (Sputnik News)