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A report by Haim Rosenberg, a former Israeli defense official, said the Iskander-E rocket, known in the West as SS-26, would mark a significant improvement of most Middle East militaries.
Syria, the UAE, Malaysia, India and some other countries have shown an interest in the missile system," said Rosoboronexport official Nikolai Dimidyuk. Russia will also seek to export the Iskander-E to Algeria, Kuwait, Singapore, Vietnam, and South Korea, he added.
This Catalogue has been prepared by the Rosoboronexport’s Land Forces Department and Media & PR Service with valuable support of Russian defence enterprises. Additional information on the equipment described within can be requested at the Rosoboronexport central office and its representations abroad.
Thats the part I'm missing... What is the conspiracy? That Syria has them? That Russia sold them?
The United States has tried to reconsider the Missile Technology Control Regime and here arises the question whether this may be an obstacle for the sale of the new missile abroad. Such missile systems as Iskander have a special place in the world weapons market. Even a small amount of such missiles drastically changes the balance of force in conflicts.
Originally posted by randomname
patriot missile top speed, mach 5. iskander top speed mach 7.
it don't think you have to be a rocket scientist to figure out the answer.
i think at those speeds and the ability to drop on a target at 90 degrees, completely vertical, plus the ability to perform evasive maneuvers and release decoys makes this nearly impossible to intercept.
Originally posted by intrptr
..... The UK and France are seeking to lift the blockade for arms shipments to the insurgency in Syria across its borders with neighboring countries. ....