With the help of the Russian Federation, Syria could strengthen significantly the air defense system, which can make a tangible threat to the American intervention in the case of aviation. This information came as a result of the approval of America that may be happening introduction of chemical weapons against the regime of Bashar al-Assad rebels and that such acts can change the rules of war for Washington. Strengthening the Syrian air defenses began to happen after one was destroyed Syrian nuclear facility, said the South American bureaucrat, implying the destruction of objects nuclear reactor that Israeli aircraft bombed a result of the raid in 2007. Virtually the entire Syrian air defense system consists of Russian development time. American government rarely interfered with it, because in their opinion a great danger in the region is Iran. According to the Wall Street Journal, Russian military experts at perceived an active role in the modernization and repair of air-defense systems, providing various kinds of assistance.
Quoting U.S. intelligence assessment, the magazine said that in August 2008 Our homeland began shipping 36 self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes «Armour-C1» (SA-22), pictured. In 2009, Moscow began to modernize the obsolete analog S-125 (SA-3), turning them into mobile systems with digital equipment capable cruise missiles to destroy.
Our homeland is one of the few states that have hitherto supported the Assad regime, and assist Syrian SAM upgrade long-range S-200 (SA-5). These anti-aircraft missiles with a range of 175 miles can affect South American planes taking off from Cyprus — the main NATO base. Republicans urged the Obama administration to respond to the prospective use of chemical weapons against Damascus rebels.