Israel faces weapons more terrifying than Russia’s `fire dragon` S-300 in Syria

Israel faces weapons more terrifying than Russia's `fire dragon` S-300 in Syria 0

(Dan Tri) – Experts say that the S-300 missile defense system deployed by Russia in Syria is not the most terrifying weapon for Israel if it intends to conduct air strikes against Israel.

Russia’s S-300 air defense system (Photo: Sputnik)

This week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced a series of measures in response to the downing of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane carrying 15 people on September 17.

“The Syrian Armed Forces will be provided with the state-of-the-art S-300 missile defense system within the next 2 weeks.

For years, Syria and Iran have sought to acquire Russia’s S-300 long-range missile defense system.

The S-300 is an effective air defense system, capable of intercepting aircraft, ballistic missiles, and even cruise missiles with a range of more than 150km at high altitude.

Israeli military experts believe that for them, the S-300 defense system is not a threat that they cannot overcome.

Electronic warfare

Israel faces weapons more terrifying than Russia's `fire dragon` S-300 in Syria

F-35 fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force (Photo: Times of Israel)

Five years ago, a source close to the Russian Ministry of Defense revealed that Israel `has millions of ways` to deal with the S-300 in terms of electronic warfare.

Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes and missile attacks against Syria since 2011 when civil war broke out in the country.

In 1982, Israel `blinded` Soviet-supplied Syrian air defense units in Lebanon, then destroyed 19 units without causing any Israeli losses.

During joint exercises between the Greek and Israeli air forces last April and May, an S-300 air defense system was activated.

Activating the S-300 allowed Israeli fighter jets to test how the S-300’s locking system works, collect data from the S-300’s powerful positioning radar, and study how

Although in previous encounters, Israel was able to counter the challenges posed by Russia in electronic warfare, the situation has now changed and Israel fears that it could be harmed if confronted.

In a recent announcement, Defense Minister Shoigu said that Russia temporarily stopped supplying S-300 to Syria in 2013 at Israel’s request.

Minister Shoigu also delineated the activities of the weapons array deployed by Russia to Syria, which is on Syrian territory and the Mediterranean Sea close to the Syrian border.

According to Russian media, electronic warfare systems will create an `electronic radio dome` with a radius of hundreds of kilometers around western Syria and the Mediterranean coast.

Israeli analysts believe that Israel cannot act alone and will instead seek help from the US.

In addition, even if Israel can overcome Russia’s electronic warfare challenges or destroy the S-300 system supplied by Russia to Syria, this move will still lead to the risk of escalating tensions.


According to Gulf News

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