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Frog-7 has a range of 70kms whereas Z-2 has a range of 210kms moreover Z-2 has very smaller CEP of less than 500 meters
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: worldstarcountry
The Scud is a pretty low tech missile compared to others. Top speed is fairly low compared to more modern missiles, at Mach 5, with a range of less than 500 miles.
The Patriot was capable of hitting them in Desert Storm, the big problem was that when they hit them, they tended to hit the body, leaving the warhead intact.
There are rumors that Iran transferred several Zelzal-2 missiles to Hezbollah, possibly with Iranian liason officers. The Zelzal-2 is apparently a locally produced version of the Frog-7.
Report: Iran accuses Russia of giving Israel codes for Syrian air defenses
Iran has accused Russia of giving the codes for Syria's anti-aircraft missiles to Israel, a senior official in the engineering department of Iran's Defense Department told the Kuwaiti daily Al-Jarida on Monday.
According to the source, Damascus and Tehran "were shocked" every time the Russian-made air defense system did not work to defend Syria's airspace, or even give notification that the air space had been penetrated in order to evacuate outposts prior to the airstrike. The systems are supposed to identify the takeoff of Israeli Air Force jets from their bases because of the small distance between the countries and is even supposed to attempt to target the planes and any missiles that are fired from them.
According to the source, the Iranians and the Syrians suspected that Russia gave the codes for the air defense system to Israel and even refused the requests of Tehran and Damascus to check the codes. "Iran has the ability today to change the Russian security codes since it received the advanced Russian S-300," the source added. "This came after it received reports that Israel got the operation codes for the missile system. In Iran, they even expanded their knowledge when they built the Bavar-373 air defense system - which is a domestic copy of the Russian S-300 - in order that the systems would work together during an attack."
According to the source, three weeks ago, during Iranian military maneuvers, Iranian engineers hacked into the codes of the S-300, but when the Bavar-373 was not working in conjunction with the Russian air defense system the experiment was suspended.
The source said further that the Iranian Defense Ministry sent several engineers to Syria to change the codes of the air defense system that was under the control of the Syrian army, without Moscow's knowledge. "They succeeded in changing some of the codes last month and therefore when the Israel fighter jets took off from their bases - the air defense system succeeded in identifying them and firing interceptor missiles at them and at the missiles they had launched."
The source added that "the Syrian radar treated Israeli fighter jets as friendly planes in the past and not as enemy planes, which proves that Israel knew the codes of the missile system."
Netanyahu: Israel clarified to Russia that IDF will continue Syria strikes
The Israel Air Force will continue to execute missions in Syria to contain threats against the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters in China on Tuesday, dismissing reports that Russia had asked for an end to such defensive actions.
The agreement between Russia and Israel that allows the air force to execute defensive missions against targets in Syria has not changed, Netanyahu said. In such instances, he said, “We attack if we have information and the operational feasibility. This will continue.”
On Monday, Syrian President Bashar Assad said his country would continue to defend its borders against such strikes. Friday’s attack was unusual in that Syria shot anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli jets.
Russia also summoned Israeli Ambassador Gary Koren to defend the strike, which took place close to its troops.