Assad has at least 72 of these...probably use as a swarm against surface ships.
Our cruise missiles have nearly 10X the range of that weapon. They’ll never get close enough to the Syrian coast for it to be used. In a strike, any aircraft from Syria would be intercepted immediately.
With a range of only 290 KM, US ships can sit well outside that range and launch Tomahawks with a range of 2500 KM.
Comment from a 23 year Navy Commander:
..........................The Navy ships we currently have in the Med surounding Syria, ready to lauch their missiles are no match for the P800 Yahont missiles Syria has to defend itself from any attack.
The P800 missiles are simply too fast with advance radar and guidance systems and our ships have no counter measures to defend themselves from them....They could easily sink our carriers and their escorts without knowing what hit them.
Syria is also armed with the S300 SAM and the more advanced S400 anti-aircraft missiles which could shoot our fighter jets and drones down like shooting fish in a barrel.
Syria is not going to be a walk in the park like Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya where we controled the skies.
I wonder how Americans would react if they start seeing some of our ships sunk and our planes dropping from the skies...... A strike against Syria will escalate rapidly to a major war which we will again lose and all for what?