The Hellenic armed forces deny reports, according to which the Israeli air force during joint maneuvers practiced anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 Russian production.
«The publication of media reports citing the Agency Reuters, in which foreign participation in air force exercises to combat the s-300, are absolutely groundless», — is spoken in the statement of the official representative of staff of the air force Lieutenant Colonel Ioannis Titania.
«Air force General staff States that never conducted such exercises with any third country. We do not disclose confidential information relating to operational capabilities and data,» he added.
December 4, Reuters reported, citing diplomatic sources, that in order to practice overcoming the protection based on the system With-300, the Israeli pilots used complexes, sold by Russia to Cyprus 18 years ago, but then relocated to Crete.
According to sources, this allowed the soldier to understand how target acquisition, radar installation operates and what you need to do to overcome the s-300. According to some sources, the initiator of the exercise made the USA.
Reuters quoted a resident in London, a military analyst Igor Sutyagin, who believes that the Israelis have chosen the most effective way of studying.