Iran May Give Russian-Made Anti-Ship Missiles to Syria and Hizbullah

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - The recent delivery of an advanced Russian-made anti-ship missile to Iran has Israeli defense officials concerned that it will be transferred to Syria and Hizbullah. The SSN-X-26 Yakhont is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from the coast and hit sea-borne targets up to 300 km. away. The missile carries a 200-kg. warhead and flies a meter-and-a-half above sea level, making it extremely difficult to intercept. "There is a real fear that if this missile is in Iran it will also be in Syria and Lebanon," one defense official said.

2007-08-29 01:00:00

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