Israel has developed a new supersonic air-to-surface missile that can speed past the Russian S-300 air defence system without getting intercepted, a journalist from Germany, Florian Rötzer, has claimed.
The “Rampage” missiles were used by the Israeli military during an airstrike in the Syrian province of Hama last week, according to a report by UAWire.
The rockets are “the reason behind the success of the Israeli operation in Syria,” Russian news outlet Avia.pro reported.
Owing to the missile’s aero-ballistic trajectory that makes it difficult to intercept, Russia has compared the “Rampage” with its own “Kinzhal” missile.
The missiles are jointly developed by two Israeli companies- Israel Military Industries and Israel Aerospace Industries. They were unveiled in June 2018.
The 4.5 meters long, 570 kilograms heavy missiles are designed specifically to attack targets that are well protected by air defense systems, as well as to destroy underground bunkers. In addition, the missile has two warheads that can explode sequentially. They have a range of 150 kilometers.
Syria is planning to sign an agreement to lease Tartus seaport to Russia in this week for 49 years, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said Saturday after his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad and Borisov met to discuss trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, “particularly in the fields of energy, industry and increasing trade”
Russian S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems delivered to Syria last year have been erected, an Israeli company ImageSat International (iSi) has claimed. The company released satellite images claiming that three out of four S-300 launchers had been erected in the northwestern Syrian city, Masyaf
A Ukrainian-made Kolchuga-M passive radar system helped Israel locate and destroy Russian Pantsir air defence system deployed by Iran in Syria. The targeted defensive systems included Tor surface-to-air missile system, a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems, an S-75 surface-to-air missile system, and a JY-28 radar, Uawire reported Monday
Russian troops in Syria have recently tested a pistol launched miniature Reconnaissance system, Glaz. "Russian units in Syria have conducted experimental tests of the Glaz tactical reconnaissance system, launched using a signal pistol," TASS quoted a source as saying Sunday
The Iron Dome defence system failed to intercept all the missiles launched from Gaza on May 4 due to a number of reasons, including that of the missiles being launched from close range, according to Yaakov Amidror, former head of Military Intelligence's Research Department. "One of the key problems was that some of the rockets were launched from very close range, giving the Iron Dome next to no time to react and intercept them," The Jerusalem Post reported quoting Amidror as saying Tuesday
Israel has developed a smart electro-optic sight with new capabilities to intercept moving targets such as explosive Gaza balloons and kites. "We have attained the ability to intercept kites, and we also have very good capabilities for the threat of incendiary balloons
Russias arms export agency, Rosoboronexport plans to hardsell Russian weapons and security solutions at the Eighth Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS 2019) to be held at the Patriot Park outside the capital between April 23-25, 2019. “Our agenda includes meetings and talks with military delegations at the level of ministers of defence, their deputies and chiefs of defence from over 30 countries
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