Plus I think China wants the US to put boots on the ground. That would tie the US military and associated think tanks down
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If it looks good, it will fly good !
-Bill Lear & Marcel Dassault
Russia was warned BEFORE the missiles were fired.
No planes left the airport after the warning according to US claims.
You have not answered how the Syrians could know which target before the warning.
Since surveillance photos shows more than 23hits (way more) the unreliability fake news is debunked.
My theory is that the SAM crews were sleeping after vodka evening
So much for this then huh?
According to open sources, the S-400 is capable of shooting down any existing aircraft, helicopter or missile traveling at speeds of up to 4.8 kilometer per second (over 17,000 km/h) The only target the system would have problems with is a nuclear warhead of intercontinental ballistic missile, which flies at speeds of up to 6-7 kilometer per second.
The S-400 engages targets at distances as far as 400 kilometers and heights of up to 27 kilometers (or higher with newer missiles). This is enough to cover at least 75 percent of Syrian territory, along with the airspaces of Lebanon, Cyprus, half of Israel and a vast part of Turkey.
The S-400’s radar has a range of 600 kilometers and is capable of discriminating even objects moving on the ground, such as cars and military vehicles.
S-400 radar covers Syria, western regions of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, nearly all of Israel and Jordan, Egypt’s northern Sinai, a large part of the eastern Mediterranean and Turkish airspace as far as the capital Ankara.
An engagement radar in Al Ladhiqiyah (elevation 36ft) has horizon distance of 7.3 miles.. if we assume the Tomahawk flying at 300ft (~90m), the radar can spot it at a target distance of mere 28.5 miles, no matter how powerful it is.. S-300, S-400 or Pantsir plays no difference.. and I am not even considering the An Nusayrlyah coastal mountain range with average peak elevation of over 1,200 m as a natural terrain barrier.
What is funny is that the Syrian government & Bashar El Assad are fighting the very guys that every bloody politician in any western country would say is our worst enemy, and yet we bomb Syria.
What a bunch of hypocrites.
I must say that I don't consider half of the posters here to be even remotely decent at all judging from your posts. Many here are just a bunch of hypocrite a...... . And I rarely had an opinion that was closer to being a fact.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.3043330Eric Trump says 'heartbroken and outraged' Ivanka influenced U.S. airstrike on Syria
Here I was, believing that there was a grand new strategy at play...
There is no grand strategy when it comes to this administration.
It will of course be interesting to see if Ivanka has the same concern for the children killed by American bombs in say...Yemen, or Israel, but somehow I suspect she will be busy doing other important things then.
Two Russian military instructors passed away after being subject to mortar attack on the frontlines. RIP.
Interesting footage, claimed VKS strike, have not seen this exact type of UAV icon functionality before:
Yes, that is what I was referring to.
Ah, it's just an autotracking frame. For some reason, they're rarely using it(i mean - autotracking).
The General Staff of the Russian Federation: the territory of the opposition in Syria has two facilities for the production of chemical weapons
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Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoy.
"Of the 12 facilities that were used for storage and production of chemical weapons, the OPCW experts (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons - approx Tass.) Confirmed the destruction of 10 to the remaining two objects Syrian authorities do not have access, because they are on the territory controlled by the so-called opposition . For this reason, the OPCW can not confirm the destruction of chemical weapons at them, "- he said.
Rudskoy recalled that from 2013 to 2016 under the control of the OPCW special equipment of production facilities for chemical weapons were inoperable, and all their means of delivery have been eliminated.
"Stocks of toxic chemicals were loaded onto an American ship" Cape Ray "and then disposed of in the US companies, the UK, Finland and Germany", - said Russian general.
At the same time, he noted that the international inspectors have carried out additional checks of a number of Syrian facilities that were not related to the production and storage of chemical weapons. "The facts of the production or the presence of toxic substances to them also have been identified," - he said.
Rudskoy also stressed that Syria, as a party to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, fulfilled its obligations and eliminate all the special equipment for the production of chemical weapons housings warheads missiles, bombs and stocks of toxic chemicals. "This fact has been documented and confirmed by officials of the OPCW It reflects that Syria has chemical weapons.", - he said.
Chief of General Staff of the operational management also said that the Syrian army is successful offensive against the terrorists, so she had no need to apply any sending material not found in the government forces.
"In these circumstances, the government of Bashar al-Assad is no need to use chemical weapons Especially since it from the Syrian army there." - he said.'
According to him, the terrorists and so suffer defeat after defeat and leave the territory they controlled under the blows of the Syrian army.
Chemical weapons handicrafts
According Rudskoy terrorists used chemical weapons in Syria, including handicrafts.
"At the same time recorded cases of militants of chemical weapons, including home-made According to some of these investigative materials transferred to the OPCW representatives.", - he said.
Rudskoy reminded that the November 16, 2016 the Ministry of Defense experts in the area of Marret-Umm Haouch in the province of Aleppo examined an unexploded mortar shell handicraft production of 240-mm caliber, which militants have used against civilians. Russian experts have confirmed that it was poisonous substance blister agents such as mustard gas.
"The results of studies in January 2017 were transferred to the OPCW representatives of the Syrian national body exercising functions under the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons", - the general added.
As Rudskoy said militants are imported toxic substances in several areas of Syria in order to provoke new US strikes on Syria.
"According to our information, the militants are now imported in the areas of Khan Shaykhun, airfield Jira, Eastern Guta and west of the city of Aleppo toxic substances. The purpose of these actions is to create another reason for the Syrian government of allegations of use of chemical weapons and provoking new US attacks "- Rudskoy said.
"Be warned about the inadmissibility of such steps," - said the general.
"A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"
These are the old junk Su-7s that the Russian UAV video footage shows twice.
From post strike videos. Sourced from Twitter.
MiG-17 and three of the four Su-7s in the following screen capture.
http://archive.is/zuxreApril 7, 2017
ISI FIRST TO ANALYZE SHAYRAT AIRFIELD MISSILE ATTACK
Based on very high resolution imagery captured less than 10 hours after the attack, ISI presents in depth battle damage assessment
ISI very high resolution satellite imagery was able to reveal the results of the Tomahawk cruise missiles attack on the Al-Shayrat Air Base. According to ISI experts, the total of 44 targets hit. Several targets may have hit twice.
An in-depth examination of the damage to the objectives shows that 13 double hardened aircraft shelters (HAS) got 23 hits. 5 workshops got hit. The workshops are not necessarily related to WMD, but to aircraft and their ability to do maintenance and fly.
Ten ammunition storages got hit. Seven fuel reservoirs of the AFB got hit at two sites with eight hits total. Two locations remain untouched. One SA6 Battery utterly destroyed along with its radars and control systems. In total, five SA6 Battery elements hit.
The results show that the target hits were accurate and that the Tomahawks have been used effectively against quality targets. Although 58 missiles hit the base, it seems that the overall damage to the base is limited because the warhead of the Tomahawk is not considered large and weighs about 450 kg.
The "23" claim made by Major-General Igor Konashenkov is utterly ludicrous. It is just embarrassing that a military professional has to peddle such non-sense.
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