It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The S-300PMU [SA-10 land-based, SA-N-6 naval version] surface-to-air missile system is able to engage a number of targets simultaneously, countering intensive aircraft raids at low-to-high altitude. The SA-10 offers significant advantages over older strategic surface-to-air missile systems, including multitarget handling and engagement characteristics, a capability against low altitude targets with small radar cross-sections such as cruise missiles, a capability against tactical ballistic missiles, and possibly a potential to intercept some types of strategic ballistic missiles.
Originally posted by marg6043
Wait Kazi, don't be to hasty I believe that is Ms. Condi wanted all alone a nice third world war to bring stability to the world.
I one of her address before the 9/11 Ms. Condi told the congress how a world war will not only bring stability to the world but also a more stable and prosperous world also in wish we all can benefit from it.
Also she make sure that the US should be the one to make all this happened.
By the summer of 1990, Iraq possessed 16,000 radar-guided and heatseeking surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), including the Soviet SA-2, SA-3, SA-6, SA-7, SA-8, SA-9, SA-13, SA-14, and SA-16, and the Franco-German Roland. Additional air defense was provided by Air Force interceptors and organic Army assets, including the SA-7/14, SA-8, SA-9/13, SA-16 missile systems, and the ZSU-23/4 self-propelled AAA system. In addition, the Iraqi air defense had more than 7,500 AAA pieces protecting all targets of value, some deployed on the roofs of numerous buildings in Baghdad housing government facilities. These weapons -- 57-mm and 37-mm AAA pieces, ZSU-23/4 and ZSU-57/2 self-propelled AAA systems, and hundreds of 14.5-mm and 23-mm light antiaircraft weapons -- formed the backbone of the integrated air defense network. In major high value target areas (such as Baghdad, airfields, chemical agent production complexes, and nuclear facilities) the combined arms air defense could prove lethal to aircraft operating below 10,000 feet.
Originally posted by marg6043
Sure after all it was a very nice thread by Fred I told him it was going to be a keeper for people like you.
To be sure, there is nothing wrong with doing something that benefits all humanity, but that is, in a sense, a second-order effect. America's pursuit of the national interest will create conditions that promote freedom, markets, and peace. Its pursuit of national interests after World War II led to a more prosperous and democratic world. This can happen again.
Originally posted by Muaddib
Now back to the topic,
If people would read what all those former Russian military defectors have said, you will find that they seem to have been right. President Putin knows that if those wmd are found, they will once and for all implicate his government, along with some other countries, in the selling of wmd, and aiding in the creation of wmd programs even under the sanctions of the UN to Iraq.
Originally posted by Disturbed Deliverer
Syria getting a few S-300's is no threat.