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مرسل: الخميس يونيو 14, 2018 12:49 am
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https://www.aerotime.aero/clement.charp ... perationalAnalyst Reveals Missile & Bomb Types Israel May Have Used in Latest Syria Attack
Israeli warplanes carried out two days-worth of precision strikes against targets at the Damascus International Airport last week, with the Russian military reporting that Syria's air defences brought down several dozen missiles before they could hit their targets.
The bulk of the projectiles launched against Syrian targets during last week's raids consisted of Delilah-type cruise missiles and Spice 1000 guided aerial bombs, Russian military observer Yuri Lyamin believes.
"Delilah seems to have been used against the Syrian anti-aircraft systems, including the Pantsir-S1 air defence missile system. The same missile, it's worth noting, was likely also involved in the destruction of a Syrian Pantsir during the Israeli attack in May 2018," Lyamin said, speaking to the Rossiyaskaya Gazeta newspaper.
According to the specialist, while some sources have also listed the Harop 'kamikaze drone' as the possible weapon used against the air defences, "the picture from the live video and their homing heads look completely different."
The 'Spice 1000' 1,000 pound smart bomb, remnants of which were reportedly found around the Syrian capital after being shot down by Syria's air defences, were probably used against larger stationary targets, including the warehouse targets at Damascus International Airport, Lyamin noted.
"In general, it must be said that the use of cruise missiles and guided bombs allows the Israeli Air Force to strike the area in and around Damascus from outside the range of most modern Syrian air defense systems, including the Pantsir S1, the Buk M2E and the Pechora 2M systems."
As for the recently delivered S-300s, Lyamin speculated that these systems' operators were still busy training to master the advanced weapon, and that they have yet to enter combat duty.
Israel struck what it claimed were Iranian weapons storage facilities at the Damascus airport last week. Following the latest attack, the Russian military announced that Syrian air defences had destroyed over 30 Israeli missiles and guided bombs, with missiles said to have been launched from the Mediterranean Sea by four Israeli Air Force F-16 fighters. Later, an Israeli Earth observation satellite company published images of what it said was the extent of damage done to Damascus International Airport in the raids. The images indicated that three small warehouse buildings were destroyed, with two other buildings, including a large main warehouse building, receiving partial damage. The airport's main building remained untouched. The images also showed burn marks at coordinates where a JY-7 radar system and Pantsir air defence system were allegedly deployed.
Israel has claimed to have carried out over 200 attacks against targets in Syria over the last few years, justifying the aggression by claiming that it was targeting Iranian forces seeking to wage a proxy war against Israel from Syrian territory. Tehran has vocally denied the Israeli claims, insisting that its forces were limited to military advisors, provided at Damascus's request to help the country in its fight against terrorism.
Israel halted its operations in Syria for nearly three months after an incident involving the accidental destruction of a Russian reconnaissance plane with 15 servicemen on board prompted Moscow to deploy S-300 air defence batteries in Syria. Tel Aviv resumed its attacks on December 25, with the Russian military and Lebanese officials accusing the Israeli military of brazenly threatening passenger planes during strikes by launching attacks from Lebanese airspace, shielding IAF planes from an effective Syrian response.
https://sputniknews.com/military/201901 ... ypes-used/
Lockheed Wins Order for Long-Range Radar 3 for Iraq
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems, Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $39,645,726 definitive contract for a Long-Range Radar 3.
This contract provides for the necessary equipment, transportation, installation, test, training, spares, engineering services, hardware, software, program management and data as defined by the Special Operations Wing to deliver a Long-Range Radar 3 and technical refreshes to other integrated systems.
Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado, and Syracuse, New York, and is expected to be completed by December 2022.
This contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Iraq. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. FMS funds in the amount of $39,645,726 are being obligated at the time for award.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-20-C-0008).
https://www.defense-aerospace.com/artic ... -iraq.html
Chinese air defense systems intercepted F-35s in Iraqi airspace, sources said
BEIJING, (BM) – In connection with the appearance in China of Syria long-range Chinese radars (up to 450 kilometers – approx.ed.), The information publication Sina announced that the main reason for deploying JYL-1 and J-27VHF radars here was the need to protect Russian air defense systems S -300 and S-400 air defense systems from possible attacks by American and Israeli F-35s.
Moreover, another publication reports that Chinese air defense systems were even able to intercept the American F-35s in Iraqi airspace.
“The most outstanding achievement of the JYL1 long-range radar is the blocking of American F-35 fighters. With the growth of US and Israeli operations, F-35 stealth fighters are still appearing in Syria and surrounding areas. The Syrian government army used the JYL-1 system to intercept an F-35 fighter who tried to cross the border,” Sohu said in a statement.
Experts note that the Russian S-300 and S-400 may well detect stealth targets in the eastern and central parts of Syria, however, thanks to integration with Chinese radars, the same F-35 fighters can be detected even on approach, since statements of the Chinese radar developers, they are able to detect stealth targets at distances of about 250-300 kilometers.
Bulgarianmilitary.com cannot confirm the accuracy of this information as there is no official statement from the Chinese government, neither the Russian nor the US. We refer solely to the source of the Sohu information agency.
https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2020/01/0 ... rces-said/
مسؤول روسي: قد نرسل منظومة الدفاع الجوي "إس 400" إلى العراق
أعلن مسؤول روسي أنه يمكن للعراق تحسين نظام دفاعه الجوي بمساعدة نظام الصواريخ الروسية إس-400
وقال عضو المجلس العام بوزارة الدفاع الروسية إيغور كوروتشنكو في تصريح صحفي: إن العراق شريك لروسيا في مجال التعاون العسكري التقني، ويمكن لروسيا إرسال الوسائل اللازمة لضمان سيادة البلاد وحماية موثوقة للمجال الجوي، بما في ذلك توريد صواريخ إس-400 وغيرها من أجزاء نظام الدفاع الجوي، مثل بوك-إم3 و تور-إم2 وغيرها
يذكر أن أمين مجلس الأمن الروسي نيكولاي باتروشيف التقى في سبتمبر/ أيلول مع مستشار رئيس الوزراء العراقي في شؤون الأمن القومي ورئيس هيئة الحشد فالح الفياض، وناقش التعاون العسكري التقني والوضع في سوريا
Russia proposes Iraq its S-400 air defense system
Russia has proposed Iraq the S-400 air defense system to protect its airspace, RIA Novosti reported this week, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.
According to the report, the Iraqi military may purchase the Russian S-400 system after it was offered to them to “ensure the country’s sovereignty and reliable protection of airspace.”
"Iraq is a partner of Russia in the field of military-technical cooperation, and the Russian Federation can supply the necessary funds to ensure the sovereignty of the country and reliable protection of airspace, including the supply of S-400 missiles and other components of the air defense system, such as Buk-M3, Tor -M2 “and so on,” a member of the Public Council for the Russian Ministry of Defense said, as quoted by Avia.Pro. A few months ago, Iraq was already seriously mulling the possibility of acquiring the S-400 but renounced after pressure from the U.S. If Iraq were to acquire the S-400 system, however, they would be the second country in the Middle East to have this air defense equipment in their arsenal.
https://www.armyrecognition.com/january ... ystem.html