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All citizens of Fuah and Kafrayaa have been evacuated.
SAA discovered more weapons in Aqrab town, Hama
Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages under way
This has now pretty much become Russia's standard back off threat to Israel. They have no real desire to change the status quo they just know it will keep Israel in check because Israel doesn't want stronger Syrian Air defences
My thoughts too ...
I'd call it a threat had this been posted by Russian media, but it seems to have been posted by SANA only... which I wouldn't take too seriously.
Not necessarily relevant to the article, but I chuckled when Google tried to stop me from accessing Sana by saying the site was "unsafe."
That’s because they’re idiots and are using a self signed certificate and not one from a trusted authority.
Of course google will say that as any other NSA tool when you want to access something on what they have put a target mark on. This time its a Syrian state agency website. How pathetic of "free" google.
It isn't like that really. It's because Sana doesn't use the globally recognised website security certification so naturally Google won't say it's safe
Or it's because that's how it works if you don't handle certificates properly?
Is this legit or just more shit talk like after the last round of significant airstrikes?
We don't know
Discuss is the keyword here. Kinda says quite a lot in context.
Here's an idea - when do you shoot at Israeli jets? When they fly up in their airbases or when they're near the Golan? Because they don't actually need to get into Syria to shoot at Damascus.
Now how'd that scenario benefit anyone asides from Israel?
they can shoot into israel, but it would be hard for the Israelis to complain about a syrian air defence missile going after a IAF jet whilst the jet has launched a JDAM or missile.
The Syrians would probably want to shoot down the Israel jets on their approach path well inside Lebanese airspace.
my question is how useful would such a system be against say Israel
I imagine the missiles are just fine, as their targets haven't evolved much in their performance since 1950 designs for speed and ceiling
but it's all about electronics, being able to detect, track and hit targets with active jamming. is Russia still allowing Syria access to its data network? because that would give Syria S300 missiles with S400 level guidance
it wouldnt make sense not to, no point giving someone a gun for self defence with a crooked sight. if russia was serious in defending the Pro-govt forces from attacks, then it would only make sense to do so, or at least give the SADF a heads up of an income strike like they seem to do with Israel.
With the S-300 they'd be able to build their own network around it.
Won't be as nippy or have the coverage of the 400 but it's still a large step up from the kit they've actually got.
Problem is they'd need a bunch of them to get good overlapping coverage and need to reposition the pantsairs to provide point defence for them potentially decreasing current security at individual sites.
Personally I think in reality a bunch of BUK-M2's would probably be better for them.
actually I think they should on using camouflaged and shielded SAM systems. it's the same strategy the rebels used with great success, currently they are too easy a target for air strikes
for this you'd want underground bases that the SAMs can move around in, so they have a lot of potential openings to fire from, shoot and scoot to safety. civilian area's are also a good options, the underground network the rebels built would be great for that. I saw pictures of the rebels firing artillery from a small opening through ruble, extremely hard to counter, as you only have the smallest window to shoot back through. essentially an embrasure (bunker shooting hole)
or you can camouflage them to look like civilian targets. Russia and Israel both developed container mounted missile launchers, meaning any cargo truck can be a SAM, which is nightmare for attacking aircraft. because you don't know they're a danger until after they've fired their missiles
and fake targets of course, make some dummy missiles, put them on a vehicle and park them in the open, mixed with real launchers as well, making the enemy waste ammunition
The specific S300 variant deployed (by the Russians) in Syria is a more modern system than the S400 also deployed there. They are quite different systems, used by different branches of the Russian armed forces, and serving different roles in the Russian AA umbrella. You cannot just assume that S300 < S400.
But what Syria needs is not new SAM systems as much as competent and experienced operators.
It would be ironic if Israel's unhinged actions would actually lead to establishment of effective deterrence capabilities.