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Israel Used 'S-300-Evading' Missile for First Time in Syria Strikes - Reports

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  1. DavidSling

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    14:07 16.04.2019(updated 14:24 16.04.2019)Get short URL
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    Israel reportedly carried out airstrikes against an alleged 'Iran-linked' 'missile factory' in Syria's Hama province in the early hours of Saturday, with Syrian air defence troops saying they intercepted some of the missiles, which were launched from Lebanese airspace to try to thwart an effective air defence.

    Israeli Air Force F-16s may have used the country's newest air defence-evading 'Rampage' air-to-surface missiles (ASM) during their Saturday strike against a military facility in western Syria, independent defence analyst Babak Taghvaee has reported.

    According to the analyst, the missiles were used "due to the danger" posed by Syrian Air Defence Force S-300PM-2s, which were delivered to the country by Russia last October following the accidental downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air raid on Syria.

    The Israeli military has not commented on the claims.

    The Rampage missile was introduced last year, with developers boasting that the missile "allows us to strike under conditions we've never had before". The all-weather weapon can be deployed aboard IAF F-15s, F-16s and F-35s, and can travel over 140 km at supersonic speeds, guided by an onboard GPS system.

    Crucially, the missile is designed to strike high-value targets at standoff ranges, meaning it can be launched by aircraft which can then return to a safe distance, before enemy air defences have a chance to respond.



    Israeli aircraft reportedly struck a military facility in Masyaf in the Syrian countryside outside the city of Hama in the early hours of Saturday morning, with multiple buildings destroyed and at least three Syrian troops injured. Syrian air defences reported downing several enemy projectiles, with social media users posting videos of efforts to repel the attack.



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    Israeli Firm Dumps Satellite Snaps of Alleged 'Iranian' Facility Struck in Syria
    Israeli satellite intelligence firm ImageSat International said the strikes targeted an 'Iranian' missile factory operating inside Syria, but admittedthat their images could not verify 'Iranian control' over the facility, nor the site's status as a missile factory, pointing to a lack of actual missiles or launchers in the compound.


    Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes across Syria in recent years, while accusing Tehran of using the war-torn country as a foothold for a possible future military attack against Tel Aviv. Tehran has denied these claims, but has admitted to providing military advisors, arms, and other assistance to Syria at Damascus' request to help the country in its fight against Islamist terrorism. Israeli attacks against Syria declined late last year following the deployment of Russian-made S-300 air defence batteries in the country. The Russian military delivered the systems to Syria in response to an incident in which a Syrian-operated S-200 accidentally shot down a Russian Il-20 military aircraft over the Mediterranean while attempting to defend against an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 Russian service members on board.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201904161074182117-new-israeli-missile-reportedly-used-in-syria/
     
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    Its not report its just wild guess of some blogger.
     
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    Regardless of which missile used, Israel attacked in heavily guarded area
     
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    I see no holes in the roofs. They may have new missiles, but theyre still using the same old warheads :rolleyes1:
     
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    Most probably Spice-2000/1000 were used.
     
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    thats one powerful missile right there.
     
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    Why doesn't Israel just used ground launched cruise missiles like the BGM-109C Ground launched Tomahawk?
    Much less risked based when you have no pilots in the air.
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    Air Force usually given charge for those activities,but
    https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/32927
     
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    Only thing is, much smaller warhead than the BGM-109 Tomahawk but I agree EXTRA could be a valuable strike asset. How about a ground-launched Delilah? It could loiter much better of course, and could be better for certain missions.
     
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    So S-300 scares even the best airforces in the world
     
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    Oh I see, Israel should just go into a SAM controlled area without any countermeasures!!
    what a great idea!
     
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    I actually admire their skills. I am just confused that are these russians sams good or not, if they are good , why can't they stop israeIi jets from bombing Syria
     
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    Israeli EW systems are pretty advanced and trick the S-300s radars.
     
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    Russian sams are good, there's no doubt about it.
    But, they're overrated - there's no such thing as invincible SAM, and they usually discribed as such.
    Anyhow, Russian SAM's are manned by Syrians, so that's also should be taken into consideration.
     
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    Israel traditionally relied on air force, because dropping bombs is much cheaper than cruise missiles. 2000 lb JDAM costs 20 K while cruise missile with 750 lb warhead costs over 1 million $.

    But recently because of massive bust of Syrian air defence we started improving our rocket force too. So far we bought EXTRA with 150 km range and accurate missiles for MLRS (40-70 km range).