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    Russia Obtains Israelís New Interceptor Missile in Syria, Reports Say

    Russia Obtains Israelís New Interceptor Missile in Syria, Reports Say



    11/6/19
    The Russian military has allegedly obtained Israelís new interceptor missile that Syria captured on its soil last year, Israeli news outlets reported Wednesday. Israel launched two of its intermediate ballistic missile interceptors called Davidís Sling into Syria on July 23, 2018, one of which landed intact, the Middle East intelligence website DEBKAfile wrote at the time. The website expressed concerns that Russian and Syrian intelligence engineers may have ďby now studied activelyĒ the missile and may have shared its secrets with Israelís adversary Iran. Syrian regime forces captured the intact Davidís Sling and handed it to the Russian military, which allegedly brought it to Moscow for ďreverse engineering,Ē The Jerusalem Post reported, citing Russian and Chinese media reports. Israel and the United States, which helped it develop the mid-range interceptor, have asked Russia to return the undetonated missile, The Times of Israel reported. Neither the Israel Defense Forces nor Russiaís Defense Ministry has commented on the report.

    Designed to shoot down rockets that are launched at a distance of 100-200 kilometers, Davidís Sling makes up the middle tier of Israelís multi-layered air defense shield. The shield includes the short-range Iron Dome and long-range Arrow missiles. The July 2018 launch was the interceptorsí first launch since Israel declared it fully operational in 2017. The other Davidís Sling launched that day self-detonated after its target, a Syrian rocket, missed its mark. Israel has in recent years carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria that it says have targeted Iran, as well as Lebanonís Hezbollah, which it calls the biggest threat to its borders.
    The US and Israel asked Putin to return the intact missile (and don't peek)


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    Re: Russia Obtains Israelís New Interceptor Missile in Syria, Reports Say

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    Russia Obtains Israel’s New Interceptor Missile in Syria, Reports Say





    The US and Israel asked Putin to return the intact missile (and don't peek)
    Rogue Valley:

    Use it and lose it. That's the double edge of using advanced weaponry in a conflict. I am sure Russian engineers and missile developers are looking at it carefully to both improve their own missile technology and to better develop counter measures against the DS missiles. Why the US or Israel leaderships would think the Syrians or Russians would comply with such an absurd return request is beyond me.

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    Re: Russia Obtains Israelís New Interceptor Missile in Syria, Reports Say

    Quote Originally Posted by Evilroddy View Post
    Rogue Valley:

    Use it and lose it. That's the double edge of using advanced weaponry in a conflict. I am sure Russian engineers and missile developers are looking at it carefully to both improve their own missile technology and to better develop counter measures against the DS missiles. Why the US or Israel leaderships would think the Syrians or Russians would comply with such an absurd return request is beyond me.

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