Btw, where do you think this T-62M, which was delivered by Russia recently, took the hit and survived?
Compared to the visually uber upgrade i.e the M-60T, the T-62M is pretty modest by looks...
Let's think about the difference for a Leo2 about being hit on the left or on the right side of turret...
At the contrary a AT mine that break tracks and destroy suspensions or a PFHE round from an AAA gun that destroy optics can put a tank out of order even without penetrating anything.
Now this is interesting. There are news reports claiming that Israeli forces shot down a Syrian SAM fired at their aircraft with the Arrow-3 interceptor missile.
my opinion is Israel has taken money for ousting Iran from syria and Russia has share in it so all this song and dance as these articles keep proping up.http://english.alarabiya.net/en/view...ver-Syria.html
Compulsions surrounding Russia and Israel over Syria
However, we know that promises in such uncertain times cannot be reliable, and often do not get fulfilled. Moscow has promised to reduce the presence of Iran and its allies later on, but the realization of such a promise requires explicit international guarantee
Interesting article about Su-25 performances in Syria.
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Dunno what to make out of it.
Neighter US media nor RT news want to give this strike much air time. Somewhat hush hush about this..
I'm pretty sure Russia was informed of this attack in advanced and that they had worked out ROE together with Israeli.
One of the youtube vids show what could bits and peices of an S-200 missile.
su-25 and these taking largest share of trror fight.
Did those ROE's involve the Syrians launching missiles at their aircraft?I'm pretty sure Russia was informed of this attack in advanced and that they had worked out ROE together with Israeli.
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Old radar types never die; they just phased array
No, it did not include Syria own forces.. obviously.
I'm not sure how well Assad respond to Russian advice(or pressure).
But it is surly not in Russia's best Interest to have Syria fall into a Hezbolla safe heavan with or without Iran's support.
Cause that would surly make Syria even more unstable and create more trouble for Russia's own Interest in the region.
As said, both Russia and Israel has common Interest. Russia are importing and even producing Israeli drones on liecens.
Israel, do not want to make Russia an enemy(they have enough enemies) and they need to make money by export.
So it goes both ways.
Russia is playing this smart.
Last edited by haavarla; 19th March 2017 at 18:14.
Russia can buy more advanced UCAV from china if there is need for it. Most of stuff that Israel produce China also produce in much greater quantity and performance.
the trade ties have been declining with israel. they dont produce stuff that of interest to Russia.
There were plenty of sources dating back to Friday, March 17 including CNN, BBC and Fox. Moreover the Israelis themselves released a statement on Friday confirming the raid and the Arrow missile incident that followed.Yes there is some new coverage by now. Took them sweet time though..
If this continues I am sure the IDF will take appropriate action against Assad's ability to launch missiles at their aircraft.I'm not sure how well Assad respond to Russian advice(or pressure).
Last edited by bring_it_on; 19th March 2017 at 19:07.
Old radar types never die; they just phased array
How the hell else would Israel know exactly where to launch those bombs/Rockets without even the slightest possibility of hitting Russian forces.
So in that respect, the US official comment; - this is an Israeli led operation and has nothing to do with us.
And that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, should do the world a favor and shut it. He is not helping.
Israel is intruding a sovereign Nation Airspace and launching weapons there.
Last edited by haavarla; 19th March 2017 at 21:11.
Earlier you mentioned Israel making drones for Russia, but at the same time you're wondering how they gain intelligence? Not to mention the long history of Israeli intelligence gathering in the region by various means. For instance, they struck Hezbollah targets in Syria many times before during this war, way before the US/Coalition got actively involved.
There has been several reports about UAV being shot down over Syria. And you can't really have Drones from Israel and US flying unrestricted all over Syria. That would be potensial bad for anyone whom operate transport, Cargo or any other flight in Syria.
We do know there are some strange marking on the Su-35S that was operating earlier in Syria.
Pretty sure both Russia and Syria would engage UAV's that is not one of their own if they have the chance.
As of now. there is US present around Raqqah/Palmyra(whole Northern Syria with the Kurds). So natural, US would have some form of UAV coverage there.
And now we see the Israeli do strike around Palmyra. Coincident, i don't think so. Besides, there are other Intel as real boots on the ground. How many arabic would work for Israel as in spying for them in Syria? Not a whole lot many.
So my money is on US aiding Israel with Intel.
They share intel yes. It goes both ways.
Last edited by haavarla; 20th March 2017 at 10:23.
Russia military is now present in all kurdish areas this despite Turkey threats. both Arabs and West no longer trust Turkey as it has made loud claims .
my forecast is Israel will be cut down to its size just like turkey. Its only escape route is China and Russia can block routes to China.
things going to heat up.
Egypt is now better position to squeeze others due to Russian military cooperation.We will judge by deeds and not by statements in order to figure out if our Israeli counterparts abide by these agreements," the Russian top diplomat said.
A daring assault by US and SDF forces across Lake Assad near Tabqa. Supposedly they might have secured the damn as well.
At the same time, there's a renewed rebel offensive towards Hama. The regime positions collapsed so apparently they are withdrawing the Tigers brigade from the East Aleppo front to try to stabilize the situation there.
The rebels almost reached the city of Hama. If they manage to capture it and connect with the Homs front, Aleppo would be cut off. Their groups from the Homs pocket already cut the main supply road towards Hama. Putin can't catch a break with withdrawals it seems.
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There have been videos of lots of RuAF aircraft carrying out rocket attacks past few days, some firsts too- Su-30SM and Su-35.
There's also an image of a rebel-captured T-90A being put to use in this offensive.
Better not loose it to rebels..
Some Interesting coverage. Russia has an forward firebase at Palmyra Airbase for Helios.
They even have Pantsir-S1 stationed there.
Last edited by haavarla; 24th March 2017 at 18:15.
Probably an overkill that a Su-25 could do, but there are not many Su-25s in theater, and I guess Flankers have the advantage of loitering in the area for targets for a much longer period than the short legged Grach.
Didn't French few years ago add rocket pods to Rafale's arsenal? At least it was seriously considered at some point, based on effective rocket attacks made by older French fighters.
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