The possibility of s-300 systems long considered Israel’s military strategic planning.
The effectiveness of Israeli military aircraft in Syria will not fall because of the supply in this country of the Russian is antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-300. This was stated by Minister of regional cooperation of Israel, tzachi Hanegbi.
“Operational capabilities of our air force are such that these battery (s-300) in fact does not limit their effectiveness,” the Minister said on the radio station of the Israel defense forces.
“We have stealth fighters, these batteries will not even be able to track them,” – said the Israeli Minister, referring to the stealth fighter F-35 American production, which began at the end of 2016.
Answering the question whether the supply of s-300 to stop the application of Israeli strikes on Syria, he said, “absolutely not.”
While Hanegbi, a member of the military-political Cabinet of Israel, noted that the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 can be destroyed from the air and possibly on earth.
“A few months ago we have already destroyed the Syrian missile battery,” said he, giving to understand that the same could happen with s-300.
According to the Minister, the possibility of s-300 long considered Israel’s strategic planning.
The United States has put Israel eight F-35 fighter jets worth $125 million. 33 such aircraft will be transferred to the air force until 2021.
We will remind, in the night of 18 September, the Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20 was shot down by Syrian air defense. Killed 15 military. In Russia said that the incident was the fault of Israel.
On September 24 it became known that Russia will arm Syria with s-300 missiles. Delivery was supposed to be implemented within two weeks. In response, Israel stated that s-300 will be destroyed if they are used against his aircraft.
On Tuesday, 2 October, it became known that the Russian s-300 already in Syria. Set 49 pieces of equipment: radars illumination, basic system identification, control machine and four launchers. In General, will be delivered to two regiments of s-300.
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