The new stations cover aerial space from the Middle East to Central Asia. They are able to track up to 5,000 flying targets simultaneously and in case of threats transmit information to S-500 ‘Prometheus' air defense systems loaded with hypersonic missiles.
There is clear evidence that Russian military hardware received excellent publicity through wartime deployments in the Middle East – and Syria in particular. Russia has been steadily occupying second place in the world’s arms export rankings, just after the USA.The national defence related exports are reported to bring around US$15 billion annually, with the Middle East share around US$2 billion. The only question that still remains un-answered is, whether the Russian arms dealers are paid in full for the weapons they provide to export customers. There are several media reports – including Russian ones – which estimate the delayed payments or unpaid amounts totalling around US$8 billion. Possibly, payment delays are a result of U.S. sanctions; but, due to the sensitivity of the subject, the whole story will never be uncovered.