The possible activation of Russia’s S-400 missile systems in Syria would pose a growing threat to US troops and US-led Coalition forces, said Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, appointed chief of the US Central Command to the Senate from the USA. “The S-400, once activated, will increase the threat to our forces and our coalition partners flying over Syria,” he said. “We are still working out on how it is going to be executed.” Russia has installed S-400 mobile rocket batteries at Khmeimim air base in Syria but has not yet activated defense systems. The S-400 is the state-of-the-art mobile defense system that can carry three different types of missiles capable of destroying a wide variety of air targets, from reconnaissance aircraft to ballistic missiles.

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