The Thing That Prevented Russia From Achieving Air Superiority, The S-300 Was Actually Destroyed

The Thing That Prevented Russia From Achieving Air Superiority, The S-300 Was Actually Destroyed
The S-300 air defense system seen destroyed during the Russian-Ukrainian war

International Military - Ukraine which gets military assistance from various countries makes it more resilient against Russia. Slovakia also provided the country with the S 300 anti-aircraft missile system. However, not long after, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation claimed that the anti-aircraft missile system had been destroyed.

Quoted from Bulgarian Military, according to a briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense on April 10, 3M-54 Kalibr missiles fired by Russian warships hit the area of ​​​​Starrobogdanovka village, Nikolaev region and Chuguev military airport.

The Russian Ministry of Defense also claims that the positions of the Ukrainian S-300 SAMs are localized by military intelligence. "On Sunday, April 10, Kalibr high-precision sea-based missiles on the southern outskirts of the city of Dnepropetrovsk destroyed the S-300 anti-aircraft equipment, missile division, supplied to the Kyiv regime from one of the European countries, hidden in the hangar. Four S-launchers 300 and up to 25 personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces are affected

However, it cannot be confirmed either that the destruction of the Ukrainian S-300 air defense system is as quoted by the Russian Ministry of Defense. In addition, the S-300 missile is claimed to be the cause of Russia's failure of air superiority in Ukraine.

Quoted from the Eurasian Times, Russia was unable to neutralize all Ukrainian ground-based AD systems such as the S-300 and Buk. Ironically, both AD systems are well known in Russia, being made in the Soviet era.

Apart from that, they are excellent AD systems. For example, the S-300 is a systems system with an architecture that facilitates signaling by other radar systems and even data links. They are mobile systems that can quickly change locations to thwart a counterattack by the enemy.

This is what determines Ukraine passively signaling its AD systems using data links with NATO AWACS & Elint aircraft, not by using the system's search radar.

Quoted from, the S-300 is a family of Russian-made surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems capable of striking aircraft and UAVs in addition to providing multiple cruise and ballistic missile defense capabilities. The S-300P variant, also known as the SA-10 Grumble, was designed by the Soviet Union during the 1960s and 70s, and was used only for air defense.

Derived from the S-300P is the S-300V, also known as the SA-23A Gladiator and SA-23B Giant, which is equipped with anti-ballistic missile capabilities, and is in some ways similar to the US Patriot Advanced Capability -2 (PAC-2). In this case, the system existed in Soviet times, which allowed Ukraine and the former Soviet states to own it.

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