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So you're trying to say that Syria parked an advanced AA system in the heart of ISIS held territory, who they were opposing, and ISIS just completely ignored it?
Close Air Support doesn't mean getting down in the weeds anymore,
The engagement window for an SA-7 is extremely narrow, and even at an altitude where the noise is deafening a fast mover would be extremely hard to target.
If the jet was shot down by a larger and more advanced commandeered radar guided surface-to-air missile, than operational tactics changes may be even more severe.
originally posted by: WilliamWAS
My question for this thread would be: who is supplying these kind of weapons to ISIS? The weapon market is not a commodity market, you need political connections at governmental level to be able to pry and bid into it, money alone would not suffice. So what country among the ones who are openly or not-so-openly opposing ISIS are in fact feeding its leaders with long-range weapons?
How many countries would have interest in using ISIS as a WEAPON within the geo political scenario and against other countries? At what price?
These answers, to me, are far more preoccupying that a small fundamentalist gang's talking about creating an Islamic Empire.
Thanks for your attention