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  • Navy Secretly Tests 'Iron Dome for Ships'

    10/13/2014 4:18:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/13/2014 | Gil Ronen
    Barak 8 missile was successful in intercepting a missile that imitated the Yakhont anti-ship cruise missile. The Israel Navy has conducted a successful secret test of the Barak 8 missile, which is designed to defend ships from the much-vaunted Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles, reports Channel 2. The Yakhont missiles are one of the greatest threats to the Navy's vessels, mostly because of their potential use by Syria and Hezbollah. The missile flies at a very high speed – almost the speed of sound – from the moment it is launched. The test was carried out with the cooperation of an...
  • Israel navy has new weapon to counter Hezbollah

    05/12/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 05.08.14 | Yoav Zitun
    IAI-developed radar has greater range than its predecessors, can distinguish between enemy and friendly ships, detect multiple targets simultaneously. Israel's navy has a new weapon in the fight against threats from Syria and Hezbollah. Its newly installed "MF-STAR" radar system is designed to counter the Yakhont (S-800) anti-ship missiles used by both. The IDF says that the radar, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has a greater range in comparison to the previous generation of systems, can mark more targets at once, and detect enemy ships hiding among dozens of friendly or non-combatant vessels. The radar, installed on one of...
  • Russia ‘Welcomes’ the US Destroyer Truxtun, by Moving Bastion Anti-Ship Missiles to Crimea

    03/10/2014 12:34:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Defense Update ^ | MARCH 9, 2014
    Unconfirmed news reports claim the Russian Navy is deploying land-based ‘Bastion’ anti-ship missile systems as a response to the recent U.S. move entering two naval vessels to the Black Sea. The two American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG-103) crossed the Bosphorus Strait Friday, headed into the Black Sea, as tensions simmer over Ukraine’s Crimea region. The Russians also moved two naval combatants from the Mediterranean Task Force back to the Black Sea Fleet. Tension is mounting in the Crimea Peninsula with the preparations for a referendum on independence from Ukraine later this week. As of today, the Truxtun...
  • Israeli Strike Destroyed Missiles Potentially More Powerful...

    02/26/2014 6:31:06 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2014 2:20 PM | Joshua Levitt
    Report: Israeli Strike Destroyed Missiles Potentially More Powerful Than All Hezbollah’s Rockets Combined FEBRUARY 26, 2014 2:20 PM Joshua Levitt An unnamed senior Israeli security official told TIME magazine that Israel destroyed surface-to-surface missiles in a Hezbollah convoy, crossing from Syria into Lebanon on Monday, which were extremely dangerous because of their ability to carry very heavy warheads. TIME wrote on Wednesday that the “Israeli official indicated they could carry warheads heavier and more dangerous than almost all of the tens of thousands of missiles and rockets Hezbollah now has pointed toward Israel.” According to TIME, the strike was “the...
  • The End of the Missile Boats Era? (Israel)

    02/06/2014 10:29:02 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 5/2/2014 | Amir Rapaport
    The Israeli Navy is preparing for scenarios in which, using the “Yakhont” missiles, there will be an attempt to hit Israel’s oil rigs. Therefore it tries to convince the members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that it should be equipped with small and more sophisticated boats rather than the veteran missile boats The Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon, used his visit to the Munich Security Conference last weekend for advanced negotiations with seniors of the German security establishment, including the new Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, for the acquisition of medium-sized destroyers (frigates), which will be used,...
  • Ex-navy chief: Israel has defenses against Russian missile coveted by Hezbollah

    01/09/2014 9:57:34 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/06/2014 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Vice-Admiral (res.) Marom told the Post the West does not know very much about the Yakhont. Israel has defenses in place against the supersonic Russian- made Yakhont anti-ship missile, ex-navy chief Vice-Admiral (res.) Eliezer Marom told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, days after The Wall Street Journal reported that Hezbollah has been smuggling the weapon to Lebanon in pieces to evade Israeli strikes. Describing the Yakhont as the most advanced missile of its kind in the world, Marom said the West does not know very much about the weapon, which flies at low altitude “right over the sea,” reaching speeds...
  • Russia Sends Obama A Message & Sends Syria Their MOST ADVANCED Anti-Ship Missile System

    08/31/2013 3:44:27 PM PDT · by SLB · 89 replies
    Redflag News ^ | Aug 25, 2013 | Unk
    (BEFORE IT'S NEWS) -- Is Barack Obama in his completely insane move of attempting to start World War 3 TRYING to get America and our Navy destroyed? Russia has just sent their most advanced anti-ship missiles to Syria in a clear warning that any attack against Syria will not go unanswered. The New York Times quotes unnamed US officials as saying the missiles could be used to counter any potential future foreign military intervention in Syria. The P-800 Oniks Russian П-800 Оникс; English Onyx, also known in export markets as Yakhont, English ruby or sapphire, is a Russian/Soviet supersonic anti-ship...
  • Expert: Syria’s Supersonic Yakhont and Iskandar Missiles Deterring US Naval Attack

    08/27/2013 3:52:58 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 61 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | 08/28/13 | Fars
    “The supersonic and long-range anti-ship Yakhont missiles of the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah (resistance movement) are serious deterrents to a US naval attack by its warships in the Mediterranean Sea,” Dr. Mostafa Zahra, a military analyst and strategic studies expert, told FNA on Monday. He said that Syria’s Iskandar high-precision ballistic missiles and its anti-ship Scud missiles will also target the US warships in case of a US naval invasion of Syria, reminding that the American military vessels are not equipped with any weapons system to intercept or divert the Syrian anti-ship missiles. The P-800 Oniks, also known...
  • Russian supersonic missiles behave like wolves

    08/08/2013 4:24:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 48 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | August 8, 2013 | Viktor Litovkin
    Russian supersonic missiles behave like wolves August 8, 2013 Viktor Litovkin, special to RBTH Yakhont anti-ship cruise missile at the 3rd International Airspace Show in Moscow. Source: RIA Novosti Large-scale construction of the next-generation Project 885 Yasen-class submarine armed with Onyx supersonic missiles is starting in Russia. These ships will compete with the latest American Seawolf-class nuclear submarines and will be world leaders in terms of fire power. Large-scale construction of the next-generation Project 885 Yasen-class multi-purpose nuclear attack submarine, armed with Onyx supersonic cruise missiles, is starting in Russia. The ships will compete with the latest American Seawolf-class nuclear...
  • Israeli navy seeks to counter Russian ship-killer

    07/30/2013 4:47:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    UPI.com ^ | July 30, 2013
    Israeli navy seeks to counter Russian ship-killer Israel's navy is installing the Barak-8 air-defense missile system aboard its combat vessels to protect them against Syria's new supersonic Russian-built Yakhont anti-ship missiles which the Jewish state views as a potent threat to its long-held naval supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean. HAIFA, Israel, July 30 (UPI) -- Israel's navy is installing the Barak-8 air-defense missile system aboard its combat vessels to protect against Syria's new supersonic Russian-built Yakhont anti-ship missiles, which the Jewish state views as a potent threat to its long-held naval supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean. The medium-range Barak-8 was...
  • Was Israel’s Latest ‘Air’ Attack on Syria from a Submarine?

    07/21/2013 7:04:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 20, 2013 | By Tom Gross
    An attack two weeks ago that destroyed an advanced Russian missile shipment delivered to Syria’s Assad regime should also serve as a warning to Iran – and to those complacent Western diplomats who have (dangerously in my view) reconciled themselves to the idea of allowing Iran to go nuclear and then trying to contain it. For it seems that the July 5 attack on an arms depot near the Syrian naval base of Latakia, which has been attributed to Israel, came not from the air (as CNN and the New York Times reported last weekend) but from under the water....
  • US officials confirm Israeli strike on Yakhont missiles in Syria

    07/13/2013 11:41:30 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 19 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 7/12/13 | David Barnett
    US officials have confirmed that Israel recently carried out a strike against Yakhont missiles near Latakia, Syria on July 5. Threat Matrix had previously reported on the incident on July 9. CNN reports: A series of explosions on July 5 at a critical Syrian port was the result of airstrikes by Israeli warplanes, according to multiple U.S. officials. Regional media widely reported the predawn explosions at Latakia, but no one had officially claimed responsibility. Three U.S. officials told CNN the target of the airstrikes were Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that Israel believes posed a threat to its naval forces. The...
  • Report: Israeli Raid Likely Culprit For Destruction Of Russian Missiles In Syria

    07/09/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    | Business Insider ^ | – 2 hours 6 minutes ago July 9, 2013 | By Geoffrey Ingersoll
    REUTERS/Baz Ratner New reports of strikes on Russian anti-ship missiles near the port of Latakia, Syria, seem to indicate another possible Israeli strike, Reuters reports. This would be the fourth such strike this year.From Reuters:Rebels described huge blasts - the ferocity of which, they said, was beyond the firepower available to them but consistent with that of a modern military like Israel's.Israel has not confirmed or denied involvement. The Syrian government has not commented on the incident, beyond a state television report noting a "series of explosions" at the site.As has been the trend, Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the strikes.Israel...
  • Report: S-300 Missiles Now on Their Way to Syria

    06/06/2013 12:54:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 6/6/2013, 11:04 AM | David Lev
    Are S-300 missiles on their way to Syria right now? A report on CNN Thursday said that American intelligence units had observed several Russian warships on their way to Syria. The ships are currently in the eastern Mediterranean, and information gathered by the intelligence groups indicates that the ships are carrying parts for the S-300 missiles. According to the report, the U.S. has been keeping track of the Russian ships for several days, ever since they left a military base in Russia. Satellite data indicates that the ships are carrying cargo that appears to be suitable for use in a...
  • Putin: No S-300 in Syria Yet

    06/04/2013 3:46:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/13
    Times of Oman reports Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow had not yet delivered its sophisticated S-300 missiles to the Syrian regime for fear this would upset the delicate balance of power in the volatile region. .....
  • Moscow threatens to speed missiles to Syria but also offers to delay

    06/03/2013 12:09:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 31, 2013 12:53pm EDT | By Thomas Grove MOSCOW
    (Reuters) - Russia could speed up delivery of anti-aircraft missiles to Syria if the West intervenes, but also floated the idea of suspending the shipment, Russian media reported on Friday, as Moscow set out its negotiating position ahead of peace talks.A Russian arms industry source was quoted by Interfax news agency as threatening to hasten delivery of the hotly-contested S-300 missiles if the West were to impose a no-fly zone or Israel were to launch new air strikes.However the source also "did not exclude that the delivery of the S-300 to Syria could be frozen for a period of time"...
  • Russia has not transfered S-300 missiles to Syria, reports say

    05/31/2013 12:19:52 AM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 31, 2013 | Yoel Goldman and Stuart Winer
    Russia has not yet delivered advanced S-300 missiles to Syria, despite rather vague Syrian indications to the contrary, reported two Russian media outlets on Friday. The Russian business daily Vedomosti said that it was unclear whether or not the air defense systems would be delivered this year, while the daily Kommersant reported that the S-300 missiles would only be delivered in the second quarter of 2014. According to Kommersant, the systems need another six months of testing and training before they become operational.
  • US: Syria Does Not Have Advanced Missiles Yet

    05/30/2013 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/13
    Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has not received advanced surface-to-air missiles despite reports to the contrary, according to Fox News, which cited two senior United States officials "privy to sensitive intelligence matters" on Thursday.... .....
  • Syria: Obama talks no fly zones, Putin sends missiles

    05/30/2013 1:02:36 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 28 replies
    Rare.US ^ | May 30, 2013 | James S. Robbins
    Just when the Obama administration finally starts talking about establishing a no-fly zone over Syria, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin sends the Assad regime the means to shoot U.S. planes down. There are competing strategies at work: “leading from behind” versus “up yours, America.”
  • Russia delivers air-defense missiles to Syria as opposition rejects Geneva conference

    05/30/2013 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on May 30, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The first air-defense missiles from Russia have begun rolling into Syria, according to the the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Speaking on a TV station owned by Hezbollah in Lebanon, Assad said that Russia will honor its promises to Syria, and had in fact already started to do so (via Rovin): The Syrian president has told Lebanon’s Hizbollah-owned TV station that Damascus received the first shipment of S300 Russian air defence missiles. Al-Manar said in a statement that when asked about the promised delivery of the S-300 surface-to-air missiles, Assad replied: “All the agreements with Russia will be honoured and some...
  • Assad: S-300 Missiles Already Here

    05/30/2013 4:30:33 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 29 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 5/30/2013 | David Lev
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that despite the portrayal by the media of a deal for advanced missiles to be purchased from Russia as a future event, the fact is that Syria has already begun acquiring the S-300 missile system from Moscow.
  • Israel Strongly Warns Russia Against Giving Syria Missiles

    05/29/2013 1:17:34 PM PDT · by kimtom · 32 replies
    www.newsmaxworld.com ^ | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Staff Writer
    <p>JERUSALEM — Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Tuesday signaled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.</p> <p>Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defense missiles.</p>
  • Israel threatens to strike Russia’s shipments of missiles to Syria

    05/28/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 210 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 28 2013 | Josef Federman
    <p>JERUSALEM—Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday signalled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.</p> <p>Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defence missiles.</p>
  • Russia to ship missiles to Syria after EU ends arms embargo on rebels

    05/28/2013 7:59:57 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on May 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Escalations continued on all sides in Syria’s civil war except, curiously, among the Syrians.  The EU decided not to renew the embargo on arms sales to Syrian rebels, which prompted the Russians to pledge delivery of anti-aircraft missiles, which prompted Israel to implicitly warn that they would make great targets for their air force.  In the middle of all this, John McCain got a photo op with a Syrian opposition that’s being dominated by radical Islamist militias, including an al-Qaeda affiliate that forms the core of their military operations.In other words, it’s a mess, but let’s start with the embargo’s...
  • Diplomat: Russia to arm Syria regime with anti-aircraft missiles to prevent foreign intervention

    05/28/2013 5:48:49 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    http://www.haaretz.com ^ | 5/28 | The Associated Press, Gili Cohen and Reuters
    A top Russian diplomat confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defense missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov wouldn't say whether Russia has shipped any of the long-range S-300 air defense missile systems, but added that Moscow isn't going to abandon the deal despite strong Western and Israeli criticism. Ryabkov said the deal helps restrain some "hot heads" considering a military intervention in Syria. Russia has been the key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, protecting it from the United Nations sanctions and providing it with weapons despite the...
  • Russia canceled S-300 deal with Assad, report says

    05/26/2013 10:17:03 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 26, 2013 | Ron Friedman
    Despite official statements to the contrary, Russia will not transfer a shipment of advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, an unnamed senior Russian official has told London’s Sunday Times. According to Sunday’s report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin of the risk such a deal posed to regional stability and Israeli civilians, during a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi earlier this month, leading to the cancelation of the planned sale of six S-300 batteries to Bashar Assad’s regime. In their meeting, Netanyahu reportedly warned Putin that Moscow’s sale of the sophisticated missile defense...
  • 5 Questions on Russian S-300 Missile System Sales to Syria

    05/14/2013 2:06:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 14/05/2013 | Alexey Eremenko
    5 Questions on Russian S-300 Missile System Sales to Syria MOSCOW, May 14 (Alexey Eremenko, RIA Novosti) – If fresh media reports are true, Russia, Syria’s longtime supplier of military equipment, may soon provide Damascus – or already has – with advanced S-300 air defense systems, tipping the balance in the devastating 26-month conflict in the Middle Eastern country. But the “if” is a big one. The missile batteries would give Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime a powerful weapon against foreign air strikes – one of the options being bounced around as a form of international intervention – and could...
  • Report: Russia sends Assad 'ship killing missile'

    05/17/2013 11:16:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/17/2013 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Report: Russia sends Assad 'ship killing missile' Russia delivers Yakhont missiles, warships to Assad; Lavrov: Arms deal won't change regional balance of power Russia sold advanced Yakhont antiship cruise missiles to Syrian President Bashar Assad, outfitted with an advanced guidance system that makes them more effective than the older version of the missile Russia sold to Syria, The New York Times cited two American officials as saying on Thursday. These missiles will allow Syria to thwart any attempt by international forces to reinforce Syrian rebels by imposing a naval embargo or no fly zone, Nick Brown the editor in chief...
  • Russia Sends More Advanced Missiles to Aid Assad in Syria

    05/16/2013 9:35:54 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 22 replies
    Russia has shipped an advanced antiship cruise missile to Syria, a move that illustrates the depth of its support for the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, American officials said on Thursday. Russia has previously provided Yakhont missiles, as the weapon is known, to Syria. But the missiles that were recently delivered are outfitted with an advanced radar that makes them far more accurate, according to American officials who are familiar with classified intelligence reports. The new missile “contributes to Syria’s overall military capabilities, but specifically it would tend to push Western or allied naval activity further off the...
  • Syria deploys “Bastion” missile system along coastline

    12/15/2011 7:49:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | Dec 15, 2011 | Ilya Kramnik
    Syria deploys “Bastion” missile system along coastline Syria is deploying the “Bastion” advanced missile system along its coast. There had been uncertainty over the contract to supply Syria with Russia’s advanced mobile coastal defence system L-300P “Bastion” carrying “Yakhont” missiles. Few people believed in the possibility of supplying Damascus with these weapons after the launch of the “reset” between Russia and the U.S. in 2009 because the move could really upset the balance of power in the Eastern Mediterranean. The U.S. and Israel have always been the main opponents of weapon deals between Russia and Syria, but their respective reactions...
  • Supersonic Cruise Missile in Development (South Korea)

    08/16/2011 8:48:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Supersonic Cruise Missile in Development South Korea is developing a supersonic cruise missile that can be used to attack aircraft carriers, Aegis ships and up-to-date destroyers. "Think tanks like the Agency for Defense Development have been developing a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile for some years now. They're expected to complete development in three to four years at the earliest," a government source said Tuesday. The missile under development is modeled after Russia's powerful Yakhont missile, which is 8.9 m long and weighs 3 tons, but will be smaller, the source added. It will be able to reach speeds of up...
  • "Barak 8" versus "Yakhont" (Israeli vs Russian missile)

    07/17/2011 11:13:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Israel Defense ^ | 17/7/2011 | Danny Shalom
    "Barak 8" versus "Yakhont" Israel's defense establishment is concerned about Russia's decision to supply Syria with "Yakhont" anti-ship missiles that can hit a target at ranges of hundreds of kilometers while traveling at a speed greater than Mach 2. Israel has not been idle: the "Barak 8" missile is being developed in a huge arms deal with India Danny Shalom 17/7/2011 The Israeli defense establishment is increasingly disturbed over Russia's decision to supply the Syrian army with the "Yakhont" – a supersonic, shore-to-ship cruise missile (known in the West as P-800 Oniks). To counter this threat, Israeli missile boats will...
  • Indonesian Navy successfully tests Russian anti-ship missile

    04/21/2011 8:29:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 21/04/2011
    Indonesian Navy successfully tests Russian anti-ship missile The Indonesian Navy has successfully tested a Russian-made anti-ship missile for the first time, the Antara national news agency reported on Thursday. The Yakhont anti-ship missile was launched on Wednesday from the Van Speijk class frigate, Oswald Siahaan, during naval exercises in the Indian Ocean. Russian observers oversaw the drills, which involved 12 ships and over 1,000 personnel. It took six minutes for the missile to cover 250 nautical miles and destroy a designated target. "The target ship was hit [by the missile] and sank," Navy spokesman Rear Admiral Iskandar Sitompul said. "We...
  • Russia confirms plans to supply Syria with Yakhont missiles

    03/04/2011 2:19:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 03/01/11
    Russia confirms plans to supply Syria with Yakhont missiles Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Saturday Russia has not dropped its plans to supply Syria with Yakhont missiles. "The contract [on supplies] is in progress," Serdyukov told journalists in Vladivostok, Russia's Far East. Russia earlier announced it would honor a 2007 contract on the delivery of several Bastion anti-ship missile systems armed with SS-N-26 Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles to Syria, despite efforts by Israel and the United States to stop the deal.
  • Russia confirms plans to supply Syria with Yakhont missiles (Update 1)

    02/26/2011 4:00:23 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 26/02/2011
    Russia confirms plans to supply Syria with Yakhont missiles (Update 1) Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Saturday Russia has not dropped its plans to supply Syria with Yakhont missiles. "The contract [on supplies] is in progress," Serdyukov told journalists in Vladivostok, Russia's Far East. Russia earlier announced it would honor a 2007 contract on the delivery of several Bastion anti-ship missile systems armed with SS-N-26 Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles to Syria, despite efforts by Israel and the United States to stop the deal. The Yakhont missile has a range of 300 kilometers, the capacity to carry a 200-kilogram...
  • How serious is the P800 Yakhont threat?

    09/20/2010 11:53:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Defense Update, Israel ^ | September 20, 2010
    How serious is the P800 Yakhont threat? Does it have a destabilizing effect on the Middle East? The expected arrival of the P800 Yakhont supersonic anti-ship missile in Syria is considered the first serious attempt by Syria to directly challenge the Israel Navy since the 1973 war, when the Israeli Navy sunk five Syrian vessels in the first missile-boat engagement known as the ‘Battle of Latakia’. Four decades later, the P800 Yakhont is far superior than the Styx missiles that failed to protect the Syrian Navy in 1973. Much like the Russian-Indian Brahmos, the earlier Moskit and Supersonic Alpha, Yakhont...
  • Russia to Deliver 800 Supersonic Anti Ship Cruise Missiles to Syria

    Russia will supply around 72 P-800 Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria for mobile coastal defence systems under a deal worth $300 million, ignoring the strong opposition from the US and Israel. "Damascus is counting on receiving at least two 'Bastion' coastal defence systems. Since each system can include up to 36 Yakhont missiles, it is an order of a significant size," an unnamed defence industry source was quoted as saying by Interfax.
  • Russia to honor deal to sell P-800 anti-ship missiles to Syria

    09/17/2010 3:01:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 17/09/2010
    Russia to honor deal to sell P-800 anti-ship missiles to Syria Russia will honor the contract to sell the P-800 Yakhont supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said. "It is the 2007 contract. The issue of selling the missiles to Syria was raised during the talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates... Undoubtedly, it [the contract] would be fulfilled by the Russian side," the Russian minister said. Israeli media said in late August that the country was working to thwart Syria's plans to get the highly accurate missiles, which Israel considers a threat to its...
  • Moscow: Sale to Syria of advanced cruise missile will not change military balance in region

    09/10/2010 7:27:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 1+ views
    World Tribune ^ | September 10, 2010
    Moscow: Sale to Syria of advanced cruise missile will not change military balance in region MOSCOW — The Kremlin has approved the sale of an anti-ship missile to the Syrian Navy and defended its decision after concerns raised by Israel. Officials said the missile, identified as P-800, was deemed a defensive weapon that would not change the military balance in the Middle East. "I would like to stress that the Russian Federation is committed to all agreements previously signed between Russia and Syria," Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said. Prikhodko said the P-800 sale was approved by the Kremlin based...
  • Keeping Yakhont Out Of Iran

    09/07/2010 8:13:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | September 7, 2010
    Keeping Yakhont Out Of Iran September 7, 2010: Israel is trying to persuade Russia not to sell their 3M55 anti-ship missile to Syria. Israel, and many Western nations, fear that sales to Syria will actually be sales to Iran, which is under an arms embargo and cannot buy the 3M55 itself. The missile is particularly dangerous to any warship, mainly because of its size and high speed. Syria has been on the Iranian payroll for decades. Also known as Yakhont, Oniks and P-800, the 3M55 missile was further developed by India to produce the BrahMos. But the Russians used the...
  • Russian Yakhont Missile to deploy on Syria's Coastline?

    08/05/2009 9:20:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1,108+ views
    Aviation Week ^ | 8/5/2009 | David Eshel
    Russian Yakhont Missile to deploy on Syria's Coastline? Posted by Sean Meade at 8/5/2009 10:40 AM CDT David Eshel writes The recent delivery of an advanced Russian-made anti-ship missile to Iran has Israeli defense officials concerned it will be transferred to Syria and Hizbullah and used against the Israel Navy in a future conflict. According to media reports, the P-800 Yakhont, the supersonic cruise missile can be launched from the coast and hit sea-borne targets up to 300 kilometers away. The missile carries a 200-kilogram warhead and flies a meter-and-a-half above sea level, making it extremely difficult to intercept. The...
  • Israel worries Iran may give Russian anti-ship missile to Syria, Hizbullah

    08/27/2007 8:44:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Aug 28, 2007 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Aug 28, 2007 Israel worries Iran may give Russian anti-ship missile to Syria, Hizbullah By YAAKOV KATZ The recent delivery of an advanced Russian-made anti-ship missile to Iran has defense officials concerned it will be transferred to Syria and Hizbullah and used against the Israel Navy in a future conflict. Called the SSN-X-26 Yakhont, the supersonic cruise missile can be launched from the coast and hit sea-borne targets up to 300 kilometers away. The missile carries a 200-kilogram warhead and flies a meter-and-a-half above sea level, making it extremely difficult to intercept. Its closest Western counterpart is the US-made Tomahawk...