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Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:23
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World Air Force News - Israel
 
 
Israeli Air Force targets a convoy of SA-17 anti-aircraft air defense missile system in Syria.
 
Israel launched an airstrike inside Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, January 30, 2013, targeting a convoy believed to contain SA-17 anti-aircraft air defense missile systems bound for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. No official comment was made by the Israeli Defense Forces or by any Israeli official on this attack.
     
Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, January 30, 2013, targeting a convoy believed to contain SA-17 anti-aircraft air defense missile systems bound for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. No official comment was made by the Israeli Defense Forces or by any Israeli official on this attack.
Israeli Air Force targets a convoy of SA-17 Russian-made air defense missile system in Syria.
     

The attack that occurred overnight Tuesday, targeted also a Syrian site near the Lebanese border; a Syrian military statement said the Israeli attack destroyed a military research center northwest of Damascus. The Syrians denied a shipment of such weapons taking place. They appeared to be referring to the same incident. The strike destroyed the center and damaged a nearby building, killing two workers and wounding five others, the Syrian statement said.

The arms convoy that Israel reportedly attacked last night along the Syria-Lebanon border carried SA-17 missiles, among other things, according to foreign sources.

The Buk-M2E (NATO name SA-17 Grizzly) is a russian made mobile medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed to defend field troops and logistical installations against air threats.

The Buk-M2 (SA-17) can engage a wide variety of targets from aircraft to missiles flying at an altitude of between 10 and 24,000 m out a maximum range of 50 km in given conditions. The SA-17 Grizzly can engage simultaneous of up to 24 targets flying from any direction.

     

Russian-made SA-17 (BUK-M2) mobile medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system
 
 
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