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Report of the IDF: Syrian air defense missile s-200 was identified as a missile «Zemlya-Zemlya»

In accordance with the operational investigation of anti-missile defense system of the IDF in intercepting fired from Syria the air defense missiles s-200, the decision to use to intercept the missile battery «Arrow-2» was made because the threat was identified in the first moments like a rocket of a class «earth-earth».

Mistaken identification occurred because of ballistic missiles, which overshot by Israeli aircraft on which it was released, continued flight in the direction of Israel.

Performing the inspection Commission of the IDF air force has considered the decision about using the battery «Arrow-2» to intercept Syrian missiles justified, given the weight of the rocket, its charge (200 kg of explosives) and place of the alleged fall (Central Jordan valley).

It should be noted that for the decision of the operators of the battery was less than a minute.

Meanwhile, the air force announced that in two weeks on operational duty will receive the first battery ABOUT «Magic wand» (another name – «Sling of David»), designed to intercept heavy rockets, medium-range, equipped with modern electronic systems. Layered Israeli missile defense shield, the new system will take place between the «Iron dome» and «Arrow-2».

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Report of the IDF: Syrian air defense missile s-200 was identified as a missile «Zemlya-Zemlya» 20.03.2017

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