Russia announces sending new weapons to Syria

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that the new “Sapsan Konvoy” mobile complex for countering unmanned aircraft may be sent from Russia to Syria if its test was successful during the “Caucasus-2020” maneuvers.

Shoigu, during his tour of the exhibits of the International Military Technical Forum “Army-2020,” instructed that certain samples of equipment and weapons be tested in combat conditions in Syria.

“There is a need to develop such means,” the minister said, while passing in front of the “Sapsan Confoy” complex produced by “Automatica” (Automation). 

“If the complex is ready for testing, then let us test it during the Strategic Command and Staff Exercises – Caucasus 2020, and if it shows positive results, we will send it to Syria”.

Shoigu pointed out that the time period should be reduced from the design stage, to the adoption of new weapon models for combat service entry.

The mission of the new complex is to counter the drones by detecting and jamming the GNSS satellite reception channels.