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  • AZ: Scud Missle and BRDM in Arizona Desert

    05/07/2016 7:12:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This picture was taken near Tacna, Arizona at the beginning of April, 2016.  I believe the missile is a mock-up of a Scud B and the MAZ-543 launcher, mounted on a trailer.  I do not think a dually Ford would be able to move around a real Scud and launcher, but maybe.  The Scud B, loaded, would be about 7 tons.  But I cannot see sane U.S. military forces  allowing an missile fuelled with tons of kerosene and nitric acid out on the highways and desert for a training exercise.  Without the fuel or warhead, maybe the Ford could...
  • Sources: Yemeni Army Fire Scud Missile At Jizan, Saudi Arabia

    08/25/2015 11:42:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Khabar Agency (Nat. News Agency of Kazakistan) ^ | 8-26-2015 | Khabar Agency/Titter
    Headline only right now.
  • (LEAD) Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official

    07/29/2015 3:43:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/07/29
    (LEAD) Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official 2015/07/29 18:16 (ATTN: UPDATES with comment by South Korean official; ADDS background) SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday, in the latest case that illustrated North Korea's support for the weapons programs of some countries in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has shot down about 40 percent of some 20 Scud missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, said the official, who is familiar with the...
  • Saudi Arabia says it shot down Scud missile fired from Yemen

    06/06/2015 1:28:26 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 58 minutes ago - 6/6/2015 | ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it shot down a Scud missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies early Saturday at a Saudi city that is home to a major air base, marking what could be a major escalation in the monthslong war. Two missiles launched from a Patriot missile battery shot down the Scud around 2:45 a.m. Saturday (2345 GMT, 7:45 p.m. EDT Friday) around the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency did not report any casualties in the attack. Khamis Mushait is home to the King Khalid...
  • Yemen Rebels fire 3 Scud missiles at Saudi Airbase

    06/06/2015 12:34:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | 6-6-2015 | By Zaid Al-Alayaa and Laura King
    n the first such attack of the 10-week-old conflict in Yemen, Shiite Muslim rebels early Saturday launched three Scud missiles toward a large Saudi air base, the insurgents reported. The Saudis acknowledged the firing of one missile, which they said was shot down. The episode came as the United Nations is struggling to bring the two sides together for talks that are envisioned to begin June 14. Both sides appear to be seeking to shore up their gains in advance of any negotiations. The Houthis’ Masirah television reported the missile firings, which Saudi Arabian reports said were aimed at the...
  • BREAKING: ISIS Shows Off MASSIVE SCUD Missile in Military Parade

    06/30/2014 6:11:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The name Scud has been widely used to refer to these missiles and the wide variety of modern variants.
  • Group: Syrian Missiles Kill At Least 141 In Aleppo

    02/26/2013 6:07:36 AM PST · by edpc · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Barbara Surk
    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The international rights group said the strikes hit residential areas and called them an "escalation of unlawful attacks against Syria's civilian population." The statement from the New York-based group followed a visit to the area by a HRW researcher.
  • Syria Ready To Strike Israel With Scud Missiles, Whatever The Consequences

    02/03/2013 6:43:43 AM PST · by Fennie · 38 replies
    Allvoices ^ | February 2, 2013
    Pro-regime Syrian newspaper Al Diyar reported Friday that the army has loaded four Scud missiles, each with an explosive head of 500 kilograms, and is ready to strike Israel. The newspaper also stated that the Syrian army command held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss a response to Israel, including striking research centers in Tel Aviv. Mohammed Dirar Jammu, head of political and international relations at the World Organization of Arab expatriates, said to pro-Syrian regime TV channel Alakhbarya that "the Syrian military response to the Israeli bombing of the research center, in Damascus, will be earthshaking and staggering to...
  • Scuds Blast Big Syrian Rebel Push for Al-Safira Chemical Arms Store (NATO searching for WOMD?)

    12/21/2012 8:46:05 PM PST · by drewh · 9 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | December 21, 2012, 2:30 PM
    The Syrian Air Force is again firing Scud missiles, this time to stem the general offensive Syrian opposition forces, including jihadis, launched Friday, Dec. 21, to capture the Syrian army’s military-industrial complex at al Safira and the big chemical and biological weapons store adjoining the facility. It is there, that Scud D missiles stand ready for launching, loaded with chemical weapons. Rebel forces are converging on Al Safira from the east, the west and the south. Among them are brigades of the Jabhat al-Nusra which the US has designated part of al Qaeda in Iraq. Military sources report extremely heavy...
  • Syria Fires Scud Missiles at Insurgents, U.S. Says

    12/12/2012 9:45:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2012 | Mark Landler, Aida Alami, Alan Cowell and Anne Bernard
    Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in recent days, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. The move represents a significant escalation in the fighting, which has already killed more than 40,000 civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict that has threatened to destabilize the Middle East. One American official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing classified information, said that missiles had been fired from the Damascus area at targets in northern Syria. “The total is number is probably north of six now,” said another American official, and that the...
  • PRC Sold Mobile ICBM Transport Vehicles to N. Korea; Obama Admin. Covered It Up (Breaking)

    06/12/2012 9:26:34 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 25 replies
    JNN News Network, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) ^ | 14 Junwe 2012 | JNN News Network (Freeper Translation)
    The news report is HERE:LINK.This is from Japanese TV news today, it reports that the sale occured in August last year (4 mobile transporters used in North Korea's massive military parade showcasing the mobile nature of their ICBM program, including modified Scud, Nodong, etc.). Japan caught wind of this dangerous, nefarious PRC-DPRK deal in October. The United States also came to know this material fact.The sale marks a complete violation of UN embargoes on such material and equipment for export to the DPRK for thier intermediate and long range missile program. Japanese news notes the US kept silent about...
  • Assad Sends Message: Army Test-Fires Scud Missile

    12/05/2011 2:38:09 AM PST · by edpc · 1 replies
    YNet ^ | 4 Dec 2011 | Roee Nahmias
    The Syrian Arab News Agency reported Sunday that the Syrian army has staged a live-fire drill in the eastern part of the country "under war-like circumstances with the aim of testing the missile weaponry in confronting any attack." According to the report, during the drill the army fired at least one Scud-B missile, which has a range of about 300 kilometers (roughly 190 miles), in the direction of the border with Iraq. It was further reported that 300 and 600-millimeter surface-to-surface missiles were also test fired. The missiles have a range of 150 (93 miles) and 200 kilometers (124 miles),...
  • 'Israel showed us no proof of Scuds to Hezbollah'

    02/21/2011 9:24:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/21/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Ex-French defense chief says, despite close defense ties, Israel refused requests to back up claims that Hezbollah stored Scuds in Syria. Despite close defense ties, the defense establishment refused numerous requests from France for evidence to back up Israeli claims that Syria last year transferred long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon, visiting former French defense minister Hervé Morin told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Last April, Israeli defense officials said that Syria had transferred long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon. A month later, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told his Italian counterpart, Silvio Berlusconi, that Hezbollah was storing the...
  • Cables reveal US efforts to curb arms flow in Middle East

    12/07/2010 10:38:33 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/7/2010 | Michael R. Gordon and Andrew W. Lehren
    Just a week after President Bashar Assad of Syria assured a top State Department official his government was not sending sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah, the Obama administration lodged a confidential protest accusing Syria of doing precisely what it had denied doing. .“In our meetings last week it was stated that Syria is not transferring any ‘new’ missiles to Lebanese Hizballah,’’ noted a cable sent by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in February, using an alternative spelling for the militant group. “We are aware, however, of current Syrian efforts to supply Hizballah with ballistic missiles. I must stress that this...
  • Google Earth Photos Reveal Syrian Scuds

    10/17/2010 12:47:14 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 39 replies
    Aol.com ^ | 10/12/2010 | Matthew Kalman
    Israeli defense experts were still sounding alarms this week over Google Earth images made public Friday by the Israeli daily Haaretz. The satellite photos, taken March 22, show Scud missiles ready for deployment at a Syrian base at Adra, where earlier reports suggest Syria is training Hezbollah militants in the use of missiles that threaten large parts of Israel. The photos show five 11-meter-long Scuds at the Adra base. Three are on trucks in a car park. Two others are in a training area where 20 to 25 people can be made out along with about 20 vehicles. One of...
  • Israel Trains To Live With SCUD

    10/08/2010 10:03:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 10/6/2010 | Strategy Page
    The Israeli Air Force has increased its training of air base personnel to keep bases operating after attacks by ballistic missiles. These warheads will either be filled with high explosives, cluster bombs or chemical weapons. Israelis know what kind of damage this stuff can do, and set up training programs that assume hits in different areas during each training exercise. The air base personnel then go through the procedures they have practiced to deal with each type of hit. Last year, twelve of these drills were held. So far this year, 25 have been conducted. The training exercises also often...
  • 'Scud reports add to tensions'

    07/02/2010 4:21:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/2/10 | staff
    UN report says it found no proof of allegations of Hizbullah Scuds. Israeli accusations that Syria provided Scud missiles to Hizbullah has increased tension in the region, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in a report on Friday quoted by Reuters. "Such tensions once again illustrate the importance of control by Lebanon over its borders and of the respect by all member states for the prohibition against transferring arms [in violation of Security Council resolution 1701]," said the report. Ban also wrote that the UN did not find any evidence that could verify the transfer of Scud missiles to Hizbullah.
  • Syria builds Scud arsenal for Hizbullah near border with Lebanon

    06/18/2010 9:09:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 522+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 6/19/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Western intelligence sources said the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has overseen the accumulation of a huge missile arsenal along the border with Lebanon. The sources said the arsenal included Scud C and Scud D missiles, with ranges of 550 and 700 kilometers, respectively. "The Scuds are kept just inside Syrian territory to avoid an Israeli attack," an intelligence source said. The sources said the Syrian military has been training the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah to operate the Scuds. They said some of the Scud missile infrastructure has been transferred to Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley. "If the Syrians want to, they...
  • Hizbullah getting advanced Iran missiles from Syria 'on regular basis'

    05/21/2010 8:53:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 431+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/21/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    The Israeli intelligence community has determined that Hizbullah received a shipment of solid-fuel rockets from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Officials said the solid-fuel rockets were said to have included the Fateh-110, with a range of more than 200 kilometers. "Hizbullah in 2010 is very different to Hizbullah in 2006 in terms of military capability, which has advanced a great deal," Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, a senior Israeli military intelligence officer, said. "Hizbullah is now regarded by the Syrians as a component of their defense establishment." On May 4, Baidatz, head of military intelligence's research department, told the Knesset Foreign...
  • Western intel reports Syria supplied Hizbullah with long-range Scuds

    05/11/2010 2:03:06 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 285+ views
    GeoStrategy Direct ^ | 5/11/2010 | GeoStrategy Direct
    The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah was believed to have received long-range variants of the Scud-class ballistic missile. Western intelligence sources said Syria has been supplying Hizbullah with the Scud C missile, with a range of 550 kilometers. They said a Syrian shipment of Scud Cs to Lebanon was detected in early 2010 in a transfer arranged and financed by Iran. "There is a stockpile of [Hizbullah] weapons, short-range, medium-range and perhaps even long-range missiles, and we are concerned," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said. Kouchner, in a French radio interview on May 2, did not provide details of the Syrian missile transfer...