Russia arms Syria with powerful ballistic missiles
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Hours after NATO agreed on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to Turkey because of the crisis in Syria, Russia delivered its first shipment of Iskander
missiles to Syria.
The superior Iskander can travel at hypersonic speed of over 1.3 miles per second (Mach 6-7) and has a range of over 280 miles with pinpoint accuracy
of destroying targets with its 1,500-pound warhead, a nightmare for any missile defense system.
According to Mashregh, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard media outlet, Russia had warned Turkey not to escalate the situation, but with Turkey’s
request for Patriot missiles, it delivered its first shipment of Iskanders to Syria.
Reporting today, Mashregh said the handover occurred when Russian naval logistic vessels docked at Tartus in Syria.
The Iskandar is a surface-to-surface missile that no missile defense system can trace or destroy, Mashregh said. Russia had earlier threatened that
should America put its missile defense system in Poland, it would retaliate by placing its Iskander missiles at Kaliningrad, its Baltic Sea port.
That sure is one fast moving missile!!!
If I remember how to do math... that's 1.3 miles per second X 60 seconds X 60 minutes = 4680 miles per hour
I do have a couple questions...
Can the patriot missile defense system destroy a Iskander missile with a desirable success rate? All I could find is that it has had previous
success against Mach 5 scuds(or similar capable design) that were traveling around 3,847 miles per hour.
Although the actual information as to the capabilities and success may be false...
In response to the testimonies and other evidence, the staff of the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security
reported, "The Patriot missile system was not the spectacular success in the Persian Gulf War that the American public was led to believe. There is
little evidence to prove that the Patriot hit more than a few Scud missiles launched by Iraq during the Gulf War, and there are some doubts about even
these engagements. The public and the United States Congress were misled by definitive statements of success issued by administration and Raytheon
representatives during and after the war."
Since the Persian Gulf War the missiles used in the Patriot systems have been upgraded. When used in 2003, all I could find is the system having a
"very high success rate". The target being Al-Samoud 2 missiles that Russia and Poland helped create.
Whatever that means(very high).... or if it's true...
Looks like... yet again, going head to head with Russian provided technology. I'm starting to see a pattern here...
The main question that I have is...
Will this be the final straw on the camels back in regards to the US preventing Israel and Russian UAV contracts? Which becomes a tricky subject
because of IAI's (Israeli defense company) contracts to supply spy aircraft systems to Turkey. If Russia is going to support Syria, I can only
imagine that these purchases and trade will never come into fruition.
Or is Israel going to openly support both sides? What would the US do if this happened?
The latest I read... Israel backing away from deal...
The sources attribute the current backpedaling to hesitation about the deal in the Foreign Ministry and the Prime Ministry's Office, which have yet to
give their approval. Washington has also requested clarifications about the deal, which is considered particularly sensitive.
Lets not forget that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan not too long ago said the following:
"I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts." ~ Recep Tayyip Erdogan
For additional information as to the these contradictory relationships you can check out:
Israel, Israeli Aerospace Industries... Who Backs Who?
I swear... it feels like none of the allegiances really mean anything...
Iran selling to Hamas
Turkey selling to Egypt
Egypt(Morsi) not so much opposing Hamas
Israel selling/supporting to Turkey
Israel selling to Russia
Russia support of Syria
Iran support of Russia
and now it comes down to what happens in regards to the Turkey/Syrian boarder?
Am I the only one that see's something unfolding?
U.S. and Russia face off near Syrian border
While Israel's Pillar of Cloud was still in full spate over the Gaza Strip and southern Israel, the United States, Russia, Iran, Israel and Turkey
were each respectively putting their next moves in place in a broader radius, debkafile reports.
The most interesting aspect of all of this is exactly where China sits on the issue. Or, it could be said that Israel's IAI announcing a sale of
$1.1 billion of defense systems to an Asian country that was never named is more interesting. (more at: Israel, Israeli Aerospace Industries... Who
Sure I have theories and all that fun stuff, but I'd rather get the opinions of ATS. I don't really care to present mine as all of these countries
are practicing all sorts of tactical deceptions and what I've so far presented could in fact not even be the case. Who knows lol.
Just thought I'd post another thread, updating my previous one in regards to IAI and friends. As well, to see if anybody had any information,
theories, or was able to point out any misleading info. It's always nice to gain an extra pair of eyes...
edit on 8-12-2012 by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS because: clarification