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Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by scully95: 6:06pm On Apr 22

Israel has acknowledged that its state-of-the-art, multi-tiered air-defense network had failed to intercept a Soviet air-defense missile launched by Syria.


The missile, a 5V21-type of an S-200 air-defense system, was launched by the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces at Israeli warplanes preparing to launch airstrikes on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, early on April 22. The missile missed its target but went on to land some 250 km deep in Israel, 40 km away from the Dimona nuclear reactor.

During a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz acknowledged that the military had failed to intercept the stray Syrian missile.

“The IDF worked to prevent a potential strike on critical assets in the State of Israel. A SA-5-model of surface-to-air missile was fired, passed through the area,” Gantz said. “There was an attempt to intercept it, which did not succeed. We are still investigating the event.”

Gantz did not explain how Israel’s complex and expensive air-defense network, which consists of dozens of Iron Dome, David Sling, Patriot and Arrow batteries, had failed to intercept a missile developed in the Soviet Union all the way back in the 60s.

Israel responded to the incident by targeting the Syrian S-200 battery which launched the missile. Several other targets were also struck.

Epic Fail: Israel Says Its Complex Air-Defense Network Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria
The 5V28V missile is an upgraded copy of the 5V21. Click to see full-size image.


The Syrian Arab News Agency reported that four Syrian service members were injured as a result of Israel’s retaliatory strikes. However, pro-government sources revealed that an officer, 1st Lt. Bassel Khadur, was killed in the strikes.

The exact circumstances of what happened early on April 22 between Israel and Syria are yet to be revealed. However, there is no doubt that the incident exposed some serious problems in the Israeli air-defense network, which costed the country as well as the US billions of dollars.
https://ooduarere.com/news-from-nigeria/world-news/israel-says-its-complex-air-defense/

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Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by dawnomike(m): 6:16pm On Apr 22
It costs little or nothing to start a war but, it costs millions to regain the peace which was once had for free...

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Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by fuckingAyaya(m): 6:44pm On Apr 22
una don go touch Mossad for tail,sit and watch the reprisal

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Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by Duru9(m): 6:48pm On Apr 22
fuckingAyaya:
una don go touch Mossad for tail,sit and watch the reprisal

Israel go wipe them in seconds
Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by dermmy(m): 6:51pm On Apr 22
Israel and its over hyped air defence systems.

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Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by emae009(m): 6:57pm On Apr 22
dermmy:
Israel and its over hyped air defence systems.

No system is 100% accurate. The success rate they usually go for is 80%+
Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by Puloc(m): 9:20pm On Apr 22
Israel keeps bullying Syria cos of their American support. Imagine a country armed with hypersonic nuclear warheads both by land and sea weapons regiment. Would u readily fire at them at will without fearing death?
Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by Hyperchi(m): 1:11am On Apr 26
Puloc:
Israel keeps bullying Syria cos of their American support. Imagine a country armed with hypersonic nuclear warheads both by land and sea weapons regiment. Would u readily fire at them at will without fearing death?
why will Syria allow their ground be testing place for Iran weapons
Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by Puloc(m): 8:09am On Apr 26
Hyperchi:

why will Syria allow their ground be testing place for Iran weapons
And when was military cooperation between two sovereign willing country a crime? Why is the EU allowing it's territory to host American nukes against Russia, China, Iran and NK? Why can't Israel attack Iran and instead of that infant nation?
Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by Hyperchi(m): 8:25am On Apr 26
Puloc:

And when was military cooperation between two sovereign willing country a crime? Why is the EU allowing it's territory to host American nukes against Russia, China, Iran and NK? Why can't Israel attack Iran and instead of that infant nation?


it not on Syria force base but on Iran base in Syria.
so if u allow ur place to be a testing ground don't complain if it been attack. and why are u shouting it's Iran they are attacking.
USA placing a nuke in Germany, have u had of them striking Russia from there. but u hear of Iran using Lebanon and Syria to attack Israel and u don't complain but if it the other way round u shout. let them continue
Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by tolexy007(m): 12:27pm On Apr 26
dermmy:
Israel and its over hyped air defence systems.



by the time dey start dealing with those terrorist Syria now, u will b crying again grin
Re: Israel Says Its Air-defense Failed To Intercept Soviet Missile Launched By Syria by Puloc(m): 2:59pm On Apr 26
Hyperchi:


it not on Syria force base but on Iran base in Syria.
so if u allow ur place to be a testing ground don't complain if it been attack. and why are u shouting it's Iran they are attacking.
USA placing a nuke in Germany, have u had of them striking Russia from there. but u hear of Iran using Lebanon and Syria to attack Israel and u don't complain but if it the other way round u shout. let them continue
Bro on the normal scheme of things a threat is a threat. Whether actualised or not. Americans frequently test their weapons on foreign territories and that is a threat to Iran, China, Russia and other countries and yet u don't call it unacceptable. The Iranians are in Syria fighting terrorism, what are the Americans doing in Syria? Mind u bro Israel is only shining it's teeth because this countries haven't developed their military to full capacity, if not the would be ready for the repercussions of attacking forces in Syria.

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