Russia began providing the new S-300 systems to Syria’s air defenses, but these are only part of a new operational concept centered on a real-time command and control system that Russia has transferred to Syria and is being revealed for the first time.
Analysis of publications and images from the Russian system’s recent days shows that Russia is deploying a command and control system called “Panorama” as part of a new “operational concept” for real-time control over the various components of the air force deployed in Syria.
It is the spring of a digital air-to-air system that concentrates all aerial defense systems, ground and aerial control and electronic warfare into a unified battle picture in a centralized Russian command, in a way that will ensure synchronization and control of all the missions conducted at a given moment in the air space, Thus enabling the Russian forces (which manage from the Hmeimim base all the aerial detachments and coordination with foreign forces) to control the Russian anti-aircraft systems in the hands of the Syrian army as well as the S-300 systems that will be transferred to them.
In effect, Syria subordinates Syria’s air defenses and the new S-300s, even if they are run by Syrian teams, to Russian command and control that can control the launch complexes and prevent unwanted intercepts.
The aerial image received at the system’s control center will consist of a large array of detection and sensor systems that Russia is currently deploying across Syria and will provide the Russians with an aerial image in an overlapping radius of hundreds of kilometers.
About a week ago, we first sounded that Russia is deploying advanced KET systems, manufactured by KRET, the military electronics company, which are active jamming systems designed to integrate with the new command and control system, to disrupt airborne control and warning units, radars, UAVs, autonomous missiles and even satellite communications Within a radius of 300 km or more, identifying “friend or foe”