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Israeli pilots prep to fight Iran's SAMs
Space War ^ | 11/24/2009 | Staff Writers Via UPI

Posted on 11/24/2009 10:38:28 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

As Iran tests the capabilities of its air defense systems in nationwide exercises, the Israeli air force is reported to be planning special seminars to prepare its attack pilots to cope with heavy surface-to-air missile defenses. According to The Jerusalem Post, the sessions will encompass "future conflict with Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran" in which air force crews will "have to deal with an unprecedented number of surface-to-air missiles, most of them Russian-made."

None of these adversaries is considered to pose an overwhelming air-defense threat, although Israeli intelligence believes that Iran has supplied some shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles to the Palestinian Hamas faction that controls the Gaza Strip.

The Israelis also believe that Syria may transfer more advanced systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon, where the Israeli air force conducts daily intrusions.

The greatest threat the Israeli pilots will likely face is Iran, which has been building up its air-defense system for some time and is striving to acquire the top-of-the-line S-300PMU1 system from Moscow.

This long-range, high-altitude system is designed to shoot down both missiles and aircraft, and can take them on at a range of 120 miles and at altitudes as high as 90,000 feet.

The mobile system can track up to 100 targets simultaneously and can engage six targets at the same time, destroying them with a volley of 12 killer missiles.

Even though the S-300 has never been tested in combat, it is considered by Western military chiefs to be a highly effective and dangerous system.

(Excerpt) Read more at spacewar.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airdefense; hezbollah; iaf; idf; iran; israel; israelipilot; jerusalempost; s300; surfacetoairmissile; syria; thejerusalempost

1 posted on 11/24/2009 10:38:29 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

May God continue to bless Israel.

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THREAD BUMP.


2 posted on 11/24/2009 10:50:30 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

2 words:

CARPET

BOMBING.


3 posted on 11/24/2009 10:58:27 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

Israel does not have an air force capable of carpet bombing.
It does however have a number of nuclear weapons...


4 posted on 11/24/2009 11:02:59 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Kozak

Maybe we can loan them some BUFFs...


5 posted on 11/24/2009 11:06:09 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

More likely, with the current admin we will loan the Iranians Patriot missiles.


6 posted on 11/24/2009 11:10:40 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Kozak

That wouldn’t be a problem at all If we loaned them to Iran as “Incoming”

But I have to agree with the thought that the current administration would do almost anything to help our, and our allies adversaries.


7 posted on 11/24/2009 11:17:55 PM PST by Dov in Houston (The word Amnesty invokes a passion in me. Illegal immigrants are criminals. Supporters Aid & Abet)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I thought Iran has not yet taken delivery of any S-300 missile systems?

Israel has some interesting anti-SAM systems, including a drone that loiters in the area of interest, and attacks SAM radars whenever they switch on. Should be handy pretty soon here...


8 posted on 11/24/2009 11:22:06 PM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: Yehuda
Unfortunately, that won't happen.

This is only because the @sshole sitting in the Oval Office refers to the Israeli people as "occupiers." He is/was friends with Rashid Kalidi, who is a known PLO terrorist supporter/sympathizer.

Since Obama spoke and acted like a damn member of Black September at the UN recently, I wouldn't put much faith in his terrorist-sympathizing @ss.


9 posted on 11/24/2009 11:29:35 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: PreciousLiberty
I thought Iran has not yet taken delivery of any S-300 missile systems?

That is true.But it does not hurt to practice.
10 posted on 11/25/2009 12:14:16 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: Yehuda

That would not work if most of the Iranian plants are underground.


11 posted on 11/25/2009 12:17:51 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I still don’t know why we keep hearing about plans. Plans should be secret, and they should be implemented well before the 50th leak of the details.


12 posted on 11/25/2009 2:07:05 AM PST by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: TurtleUp

They have not really disclosed any classified information. You can assume all of the recent exercises with the IDF that something is about to happen.The Israelis have been masters of suprises when it comes to conducting warfare.


13 posted on 11/25/2009 2:26:39 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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14 posted on 11/25/2009 5:06:19 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Prole

Israel had sure better come up with something, quick.


15 posted on 11/25/2009 7:14:37 AM PST by onedoug
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To: PreciousLiberty

“...after failing to persuade Russia to deliver the linchpin of its air defenses, S-300 missiles.”

http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=6384


16 posted on 11/25/2009 8:59:30 AM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: onedoug

They are training 24/7 for the attack as we text.


17 posted on 11/25/2009 3:43:01 PM PST by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: Kozak

buy some old b-52’s that are sitting in the arizona desert, fix ‘em up, hire some ex-pilots, and go to town.


18 posted on 11/25/2009 3:45:27 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

Get spare parts on e-bay


19 posted on 11/25/2009 4:18:09 PM PST by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: thefactor; at bay; Prole; Kozak; Dov in Houston

http://israelvets.com/pictorialhist_acquiring_arms.html


20 posted on 11/25/2009 11:26:30 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I think Israel should use its version of “Skunk Works” projects.

Like the underground nuclear delivery device the HORTA.

A high speed burrowing projectile that can deliver a below ground fission or anti-matter device. using an ultra secretive means of tunneling that is silent and undetectable it can place triggering devices at nearby earthquake fault lines to stimulate an explosive tectonic event that is untraceable.


21 posted on 11/25/2009 11:39:59 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Would spring please arrive early, My new motorcycle awaits to run free and wild.)
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