NATO has for some time had access to an important piece of Russia’s air defense capability: an S-300PMU radar system. The alliance conducts training exercises incorporating this radar in Slovakia, which has made it available to NATO since becoming a member in 2004. The S-300PMU is a “double-digit SAM” (surface-to-air missile), a term that applies to Russian ground-based air defense missile systems designated SA-10 and above in U.S. nomenclature, especially radio ...

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