Radio station «Reshet bet» reports that last night’s Syrian air defenses fired on Israeli military aircraft missile SA-5 (on classification of NATO) – that is, used anti-aircraft missile system s-200 Soviet production.
We are talking about SAM distant radius of action is designed to defend large areas from bomber and other strategic aircraft.
The Syrian army has 48 launchers s-200.
The missile s-200 has a length of 11 m and a launch weight of 7.1 tons, 3 tons falls on boosters. The speed of the missile: 700-1200 m/s, depending on range. The height of the affected area: from 300 m to 27 km for the former and to 40.8 km for the later models. The depth of the affected area from 7 km to 200 km for the former and up to 255 km for later modifications.
As previously reported, against the rockets the IDF used the missile defense system «Arrow». None of the Israelis were not injured.
Earlier, the press service of the IDF reported that on the night of Friday, March 17, Israeli aircraft struck several targets in Syria.
On the websites of a number of Arab media published information that the Israeli warplanes bombed Syrian missile depots of arms «Hezbollah». Data on casualties there.
According to the official report of the IDF, during the operation the aircraft was released a few air defense missiles, one of which was intercepted by the Israeli missile.
As a result of this incident among the Israelites there were no injuries.
In the army press office confirmed that the incident was linked to the triggering of the sirens in the Jordan valley: the explosions heard during the night in Jerusalem, modi’in, Judea and Samaria were explosions in the interception of missiles by Syrian air defenses.
Recall that on 4 October 2001 during a training exercise as the result of erroneous missile guidance division of the Ukrainian s-200, which was located at Cape Opuk in the Crimea shot down a civilian plane Tu-154 of airline «Siberia», flying from tel Aviv to Novosibirsk. Killed 78 people.
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