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To: Gaffer

Can they shoot down cruise missiles, or just planes?


6 posted on 09/06/2013 5:51:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Mainly for long range acquisition and tracking of airplanes, under some circumstances probably stealth too.

CMs would be low altitude and wouldn’t pop up on the radar until in horizon range which is <10 miles... so probably not an S-300 would get one. But there are others like an SRAD SA-15 that might.

The point of the S-300 is that with two, three maybe 4 systems, they could blanket the parts of Syria we’d likely attack (each covering a 300 km circle). It is a plane killer and a very good one. We would not get through unscathed.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 5:58:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: carriage_hill

Both...the Russian system is one of the best in the world.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 7:11:48 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: carriage_hill

Both


29 posted on 09/06/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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