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Originally posted by TheMindWar
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Yes, Iran has the system I believe (after googling ) and I would assume they have had plenty of time to become accustomed to using it.
As for syria, according to the info source there are russian advisors there, I would assume they would be called back before any outbreak of war or introduction of a "no fly zone". I dont know how complicated the system is to use.
Russia had attempted to sell the system to Iran, but that sale was cancelled due to pressure by the U.S. and Israel, with Russia returning Iran's deposit. According to the report, the Iranians paid for Syria's S-300 missile system. It is not known if some of the missiles have reached Iran as well.
After a period of confusion and apparent contradiction over whether the Russian government would continue in its planned sale of S-300 missiles to Iran following the latest round of U.N. Security Council sanctions, the Russian government has confirmed that the sale has indeed been cancelled. The Russian Federal Service on Military-Technical Cooperation released a statement that announced:
An analysis of the provisions of the UN Security Council Resolution 1929 adopted on June 9, 2010, conducted by the FSMTC experts, shows that the restrictive measures contained in the document apply to the delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran as well.
November 22, 2011: Despite the growing civil war in Syria, Russia is honoring an order, earlier this year, for an unspecified number of SSN-26 Yakhont anti-ship missiles. The order was finally confirmed eight months ago, after four years of haggling and efforts by Israel and the United States to block the sale. Apparently the missiles have already been paid for, and Syrian has assured Russia that the missiles can safely be delivered by ship. Russia is happy for any sale, but seems particularly anxious for this missile to get some combat experience. ~ Source
reply to post by OldCorp
While the acquisition of these missiles will make any no-fly zone (in which the Arab League, not NATO, will take the lead) difficult to enforce, even more worrisome to me are the SHIP KILLER missiles Syria the Russians have sold to the Assad regime. ]
The RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) used to protect ships from attacking missiles, aircraft and surface threats. ESSM is designed to counter supersonic maneuvering anti-ship missiles
Originally posted by TheMindWar
reply to post by SLAYER69
S-300 has a number of variations I dont know which ones that have been supplied to Syria, however it sounds pretty pokey to me
"The S-300 is regarded as one of the most potent anti-aircraft missile systems currently fielded. Its radars have the ability to simultaneously track up to 100 targets while engaging up to 12. S-300 deployment time is five minutes. The S-300 missiles are sealed rounds and require no maintenance over their lifetime. An evolved version of the S-300 system is the S-400 (NATO reporting name SA-21), entering limited service in 2004."
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