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A glance at Russian arms sales to Syria

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posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:33 AM
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Here is a brief look at some of the weapons systems Russia has recently shipped to Syria or pledged to deliver in the future, according to official statements and Russian media reports. Russian government officials have remained secretive about arms trade, so a complete list of Russian weapons and other military gear sent to Syria is unavailable:


Make sure you don't miss the part "pledged to deliver in the future". The contracts for the Pantsyr and the Yaks are still being worked on it seems. All the rest are defensive weapons for the most part. The last paragraph explains that the recent helicopters that Clinton said were coming from Russia to Syria could be old ones that were sent back to Russia for repairs, and are being shipped back to Syria. Syria already has thousands of weapon systems from Russia, and the MSM is only making a big deal of it now, to help justify intervention by Western countries.


Pantsyr-S1 air defense system. The truck-mounted short- and medium-range system combines air defense missiles and anti-aircraft artillery with sophisticated radar to hit aerial targets with deadly precision at ranges of up to 20 kilometers (more than 12 miles) and an altitude of 15 kilometers ( nearly 50,000 feet). It has further strengthened Syria's air defense system, which has been developed with Moscow's help since Cold War times.



Buk-M2 air defense system. The medium-range missile system is capable of hitting enemy aircraft and cruise missiles at ranges of up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) and an altitude of up to 25 kilometers (82,000 feet). It is a sophisticated weapon that is capable of inflicting heavy losses to enemy aircraft if Syria comes under attack.



Bastion anti-ship missile system. Armed with supersonic Yakhont cruise missiles that have a range of up to 300 kilometers (162 nautical miles), it provides a strong deterrent against an attack from the sea. Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said last fall that Moscow would fully honor the Bastion contract. Russian media reports said that Russia already has fulfilled the Bastion deal, which was worth $300 million, and included the delivery of more than 70 Yakhont missiles.



Yak-130 combat jets. Russian media reports said early this year that Syria had ordered a batch of 36 Yak-130 combat jets worth $550 million. Officials wouldn't confirm or deny the deal, which would significantly bolster the Syrian air force capability. The Yak-130 is a combat training jet that can also carry modern weapons for ground attack missions.



The new Russian weapons supplies add to Syria's massive arsenal of hundreds of Soviet-built combat jets, attack helicopters and missiles and thousands of tanks, other armored vehicles and artillery systems. Russia said it also has military advisers in Syria training the Syrians to use the Russian weapons, and has helped repair and maintain Syrian weapons. Some experts alleged that the helicopters Clinton said were en route to Syria could be old ones that underwent maintenance in Russia


A glance at Russian arms sales to Syria




posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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It doesn't seem to say when the contracts were arranged which would be useful.

They did after all renege on their sale of the S300 to Iran due to international pressure, or it was at least not carried out in the open. Scary times.

Cheers OP!



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:47 AM
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Love the play on words in yer handle......leaves a very errect impression it does.

Anyhoo, the arms deal mangle is on purpose by the west in an attempt to pick a fight, thats all it truly is. The USA is working a timeline for TPTB. They have to get this started soon...



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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One part of me is terrified as to what is going to happen, but another part of me is very interested in how it will all play out. Watching history unfold on a daily basis. We could be watching the fall of man.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:53 AM
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Reminds one of the US sales of stinger missles to their good friends the Taliban in Afgahnistan back in the day..
considering the taliban ws created to lure the Russians into Afgahnistan in the first place...

I guess the US better not complain too much about this

arms dealers are a small globalist clique
conflict regardless of morality is their bread and butter



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:56 AM
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like sitting in the passenger seat of a car while it flies off the road and heads toward the oak trees
its a strange world we live in
live at 11...
(hey! look ma! Thats our house! we are on tv!)



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 07:34 AM
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Originally posted by Danbones
Reminds one of the US sales of stinger missles to their good friends the Taliban in Afgahnistan back in the day..
considering the taliban ws created to lure the Russians into Afgahnistan in the first place...

I guess the US better not complain too much about this

arms dealers are a small globalist clique
conflict regardless of morality is their bread and butter


Both nations like to play both sides of the fence, so the US has nothing to complain about. Lets sell the enemy weapons so they can kill our troops with them.....that sound familiar?



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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At least they are doing it up front and legal, unlike the west. Who are arming alciada and importing terrorists from Lybia and the Saudi.




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