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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Huh? Russia supplied Syria with S-300?

A report in the London-based pan-Arabic daily al-Hayat claims that Russia has supplied Syria with the S-300 air defense system.
The London daily Al-Hayat reports, citing a Russian source, that Russian President Vladimir Medvedev is to visit Syria on May 11 to discuss promoting Syria-Russia military and other cooperation.

According to the paper, in accordance with contracts signed between the two, Russia has supplied Syria with S-300 and Iskander missile defense systems, and there are contacts between the sides for the provision of new models of MiG aircraft and air defense systems.
I find it hard to believe that the IAF would have allowed Syria to get the S-300 unimpeded. Hmmm.


At 7:42 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

And will Israel need George Mitchell's blessing before it can take them out? I'm just waiting for the next Latma video to air!

At 6:47 AM, Blogger Yishai said...

Rumor was that the Syrians had the S-300 in 2007 when Israel took out their nuclear reactor. Maybe the S-300 wasn't online then yet? Or maybe Israel snookered the system and went in anyways under the radar? I like to believe the second one - that Israel has a 'work-around' of those S-300s and is only faking outrage. But the people who would know Israel can beat it are the very same Russians and Syrians who are promoting them. One can imagine Iran would know as well, and if so, why demand the system from Russia?



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