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originally posted by: EternalSolace
I can see a 20 mile miss being a problem with the targeting software. However this was around a 1100+ mile miss. That screams intentional... on someone's part.
Either there was a piss poor weapons officer on duty, or as others have said a hack or weapon technology transfer.
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
originally posted by: Misterlondon
Imagine if this was an American missile.. There would be f ing uproar right now.
You mean like when the US military targeted an Iranian civilian jetliner?
As I recall, Americans gave zerophuks.
The high-tech cruise missiles fired on IS targets from the Caspian Sea were largely unknown to the West. Now that their efficiency has been demonstrated, military experts around the world are shocked.
But while publicly deriding Moscow’s efforts to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, military officials – behind closed doors – are thoroughly impressed by the technology on display.
The Pentagon is identifying the missiles as SS-N-30s, and while US intelligence officials had been aware of an earlier model known as the SS-N-27, the sheer range demonstrated in Wednesday’s raid caught officials off-guard.
While Western intelligence was aware of the SS-N-27, that model was an anti-ship missile, and presumed to have a relatively limited range of less than 150 miles. The SS-N-30s, however, traveled roughly 1,000 miles, across two countries, before striking targets in Syria.
Western analysts were also surprised by the fact that such long-range missiles were successfully fired from relatively small naval ships. The SS-N-30 is comparable to the Tomahawk missile, and in the US Navy, those are fired from vessel with a length of at least 500 feet.
On Friday, the Obama administration announced it was shutting down the Pentagon’s infamously troubled plan to train and arm so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels. This followed reports from newspaper DWN, claiming that Obama’s top-level advisors were advising a complete US military withdrawal from Syria.
originally posted by: hutch622
So missiles hit Iran by mistake . Better than this effort .
So far the US have not been able to find anything or confirm anything on the Russian campain in Syria.
I dont know how some of you can beleive unconfirmed News and shape it into some sort of fact.
Its like you want to live a lie so that you dont loose face. It is hard for an American patriot to see that Russia can do so much With so little.
Incidentally, note how the claims in the west are always attributed to a source to allow you to judge how likely they are to be truthful and accurate.
The kind of sources that keep appearing in the western media are "unnamed sources on twitter" and the like.
originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: spy66
W e have cruise missiles with similiar range as well so whats to b e impressed about? That it even left the ship? that it made it more than 500 miles? That it MISSED ITS TARGET?(hilarious btw) In soviet russia cruise missiles missing their target is a success.
And SPutnik news i s just liek RT. unreliable.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
"Not that hitting Iran is a real bad thing IMO."
Because hittting Iran would be a good thing why?
Agree with EternalSolace. That's a mighty big miss.
a reply to: Misterlondon
Like the U.S. one that hit the hospital in Afghanistan?