Syria Receives First Shipment of Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

[Ha'aretz] Amos Harel, Barak Ravid and Yoav Stern - Syria has received 10 batteries of advanced anti-aircraft missiles, the first of a $900 million arms deal for 36 such batteries, Moscow's Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported Friday. The Pantsyr-S1 (NATO code-name SA-22) carries 12 surface-to-air missiles that can be mounted on vehicles, with target acquisition radar with detection ranges of 30 km. Israeli defense officials are concerned that such missiles will be transferred to Hizbullah.

2007-08-20 01:00:00

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