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Is Israel preparing to destroy the SAR air defenses?

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In recent years, it was easy to see that every time there is an escalation of tension in Ukraine, Russia should always expect a strike elsewhere.




And he immediately followed. As expected, in the Middle East. While all attention was drawn to the provocations in the Kerch Strait and to the preparation of the G-20 summit, Israel tried to "try out" the Syrian air defense system, reinforced by the C-300 air defense system after the incident in Lattakia, which led to the death of the Russian aircraft and its crew.



After two and a half months of "idleness", Israeli planes attacked the UAR. Without going into the airspace of Syria that is. Without jeopardizing themselves, they launched missile launches in an effort to destroy a number of objects south of Damascus.

However, as reported by the Lebanese edition of Al-Akhbar, the attack, fortunately, did not succeed - most of the missiles were intercepted by Syrian air defense, the rest were not able to hit any target. It is not entirely clear whether this was the result of the work of the EW, or whether these rockets simply did not shoot down, having calculated their trajectory and making sure that they do not carry a threat.



Parts of some air defense missiles fell into the occupied territories - Quneitra and the Golan.

It is also not known whether the anti-missile systems C-300 were received in the attack. By the way, the Lebanese edition claims that “dozens of missiles were not aimed at specific objects” (if, of course, this is even possible), and the blow itself was intended to show that Tel Aviv “wanted to emphasize that it does not hold back its actions and may continue to implement his plans in the Syrian arena regarding what he calls the “red lines” (the presence of Iran / transmission weapons Lebanon), and that, despite Russia's intransigence and the rejection of any new agreements, it is able to act in a way that meets its interests in the field of national security. ”



Recall that 18 November Netanyahu guaranteed the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee of the Knesset that the Israeli Air Force did not have any restrictions in its operations over Syria.



However, without denying the “demonstration” and political objectives of this attack, it cannot be ruled out that the attack by the Israeli Air Force was a reconnaissance mission in order to study the changed capabilities of the CAA air defense. And if so, then there is no reason to regard this strike as a “failure”.

In any case, we can assume that this attack is not the last.

The emergency meeting of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which was to be held a few days later, but which was decided to postpone it to an earlier date, inspires some concern. It is reported that the reason for this was the need for the head of foreign policy to attend the funeral of former US President George W. Bush. However, the Israeli media questioned the truth of this reason, indicating that Pompeo could have time for both the funeral and the meeting (it was still scheduled later), and the reasons for urgency are completely different. Especially since Netanyahu will be accompanied by the head of foreign intelligence "Mossad" and the secretary of the National Security Council.

Is Israel preparing to destroy the SAR air defenses?


According to official information, the Israeli Prime Minister and the head of American diplomacy will discuss developments in the Middle East. Experts believe that the meeting will be devoted primarily to the "Iranian problem." Which for Americans and Israelis currently includes Russian, Syrian, Iraqi, Lebanese and even partly Turkish “problems”. Since all these countries are working closely with Tehran, including in the fight against terrorism in Syria.

According to EADaily, a military commentator for the Israeli Ynet Internet publication Ron Ben-Yishai compares Netanyahu's urgent departure to Brussels with the meeting of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with the American leadership on the eve of the attack on the 2007 nuclear reactor in Syria that was being built then in September. year, thus giving to understand that the current emergency summit goals are similar.



According to Ben Yishai, the task of the Israeli prime minister is to get the approval and support of the US for the upcoming IDF operation to destroy the allegedly created Iranian-supported plants for the production of high-precision missiles in Lebanon. For this, Netanyahu and the officials accompanying him intend to acquaint the Secretary of State with the data they have.

Haste may be due to the fact that recently the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun asked Moscow to take over Lebanese airspace under the protection of the Russian air defense system deployed in Syria. The desire of Beirut is quite understandable: Lebanon has repeatedly become the object of Israeli aggression, and in the airspace of this country the IDF planes behave like at home, including using it to attack Syria.



Although Vladimir Putin has not yet responded to his Lebanese colleague, there was no refusal. A number of sources indicate that the request is being discussed in various Russian departments, and the Ministry of Defense is inclined to support it. And from a military point of view, this is absolutely correct, since in this case Lebanese airspace cannot be used to attack Syria.

The multi-level air defense system in Syria, the deployment of which is nearing completion, consists of C-300, C-400 and Pantsir-C1E air defense missile systems, reinforced by layers of medium and short-range anti-aircraft batteries and an advanced electronic warfare network. This complex configuration should neutralize any air threats that the US Air Force and Israel can create in the sky of Syria.



From a technical point of view, it’s easy to take this umbrella and Lebanon, the only question is a political decision. So we can assume that Netanyahu, fearing that it would be taken from day to day, insisted on an immediate meeting with Pompeo.

However, there are circumstances that call into question this version. First of all, "factories for the production of high-precision missiles" in reality - a dozen small semi-handicraft workshops, where the assemblies for missiles are assembled with accurate GPS navigation.



Even if these workshops can be destroyed, it will be restored as soon as possible. That is, if the Russian “umbrella” opens over Lebanon, this hasty destruction of the workshops does not make any sense.

And if the Kremlin decides not to take this country under protection, then the Israeli Air Force will be able to smooth and smooth these rocket "mini-plants" systematically.

Some Israeli experts argue that in this way Netanyahu may try to divert attention from the accusations. Recall that Israeli law enforcers announced that as part of the investigation of the so-called “4000 case” they collected decent evidence against Netanyahu's spouses, who have corruption ties with the leadership of the country's largest telecommunications company, Bezek.

According to the investigation version, the Prime Minister lobbied for her interests in exchange for a positive coverage of her activities.

But this explanation does not fit. Since it does not answer the following question: since when is it to strike at Hezbollah, the Israeli prime minister not only needs the approval of Washington, who counts this movement of a “terrorist organization,” but he also has to persuade the Secretary of State?

Netanyahu met with Pompeo not for the sake of getting the approval of the strike, but to agree on some details, "checking the clock." Moreover, in the light of the "test" attack on Syria 29 September, this blow is likely to be inflicted on air defense systems in the SAR. And, perhaps, on the positions of C-300, on which, with a high degree of probability, there may be Russian military personnel - instructors and specialists.



Recall that a number of Israeli officials, including former Defense Minister Lieberman, declared their intention to destroy the C-300 ceded to Syria, "as soon as they take up the position."

To “break through” or even “demolish” the air defense system in Syria, seriously limiting Israeli capabilities aviation, becomes for Tel Aviv number one task. Since the concept of national security of the Jewish state is based on military dominance in the region and the possibility of unhindered attack on the enemy.

Recall that previously the American analytical publication The National Interest claimed that Israel would certainly strike at the C-300 complexes. The author of the publication, Dave Majumdar, believed that Israel would destroy C-300 in Syria anyway, after the Russian military transferred full control over them to Syrian calculations. At the same time, F-300 will be necessarily involved in the destruction of the C-35 air defense systems, which "can deal with Russian anti-aircraft systems relatively easily." At the same time, he defined the period for the preparation of Syrian calculations and the complete transfer of the complexes to them as “about two months”.



And now the transition to a practically direct confrontation with Russia, if the question is this way, Netanyahu will most certainly discuss and coordinate with the United States. In particular, the use of the F-35 in this operation.

If all these assumptions are correct, and Israel is preparing a massive attack on the Syrian-Russian air defense system, then against the background of this event, a provocation in the Kerch Strait and Poroshenko’s military exertions near the Russian borders will seem childish pranks. The stakes in this game will be very high. So the success of the Israeli Air Force will largely nullify the achievements of Russia and the entire anti-terrorism alliance in Syria. A successful reflection of this attack will call into question not only the concept of Israel’s national security, but also the US military dominance and their role in the Middle East.



Due to the danger of such an adventure and the unpredictability of its consequences, there is still great hope that Netanyahu will still prefer “a bird in the hand” and continue negotiations with Putin, if only for the non-proliferation of the Syrian air defense system into Lebanese airspace.
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  1. Loess
    Loess 4 December 2018 15: 11
    +10
    And why not let Lebanon allow the SAR Air Force into its airspace? No, I perfectly understand that Syrian pilots are a class lower than Israeli, but their presence in the sky of Lebanon will complicate Israel's ability to attack Syrian territory from this direction and will give Syrian air defense the full right to attack Israeli aircraft over Lebanon in case of a threat to Syrian aircraft.
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 4 December 2018 15: 12
      +16
      Vile cowards, from the underwear can only strike. I hope all the same fall under the distribution.
      1. indy424
        indy424 4 December 2018 16: 02
        +6
        right, there would be no hover over Damascus and heroically wait until they get a rocket in their belly. No, they spoil the entire gesheft by the Syrian air force. in the back, meanly, not falling to the ground
      2. margo2000
        margo2000 4 December 2018 16: 36
        +15
        They are not cowards but smart, they act very competently.
      3. Stalevar79
        Stalevar79 5 December 2018 02: 08
        +1
        Vile cowards, from the underwear can only strike. I hope all the same fall under the distribution.

        You, probably, also consider our MTR in Syria to be cowards and jackals, for pointing out artillery and aviation out of the loot on the Ishilovites instead of going out like garlic men and fighting them in an open field with their fists?
      4. kuz363
        kuz363 5 December 2018 15: 18
        +3
        This is the modern tactics of war. And do not climb on the embrasure, as in the Second World War.
        1. Shaitan_by
          Shaitan_by 6 December 2018 10: 54
          0
          Do not they dare, commanders
          Strangers tear their uniforms
          O Russian bayonets? "
      5. NG inform
        NG inform 6 December 2018 20: 53
        0
        Why cheburashki-ninja four attack one shredder? Because their task is to score, not to fight.
    2. kenig1
      kenig1 4 December 2018 15: 43
      +2
      And how much time will the Syrians complicate?
    3. ad-hoc
      ad-hoc 4 December 2018 18: 36
      +5
      Are you seriously? Syrian Air Force? After Israel destroyed and Syrian air defense in Lebanon and 70 - 80 destroyers in the 82nd in lossless battles? All that the Syrian Air Force can do is at best support its ground forces.
      1. Warrior2015
        Warrior2015 4 December 2018 21: 48
        +7
        Quote: adhoc
        Anything that the Syrian Air Force can at best support its ground forces.

        Unfortunately, now, after the devastation that emerged after several years of civil war, and the losses suffered for various reasons, they hardly cope with this ... As we well remember, before the appearance of the Russian HKS in Syria, government troops, having armored vehicles , artillery and aviation, everywhere practically lost to the bogeyman in slippers ...
    4. Maz
      Maz 4 December 2018 18: 55
      +6
      WE have believed Israel and its leaders once, warned about five times and as a result lost 14 trained officers in the prime of life and years, a plane and the image of a country that can always put any enemy with one blow. And even more so small as Israel. Do not mind the soldiers and officers? It is too expensive to trust the world champions in lies and combinations.
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 4 December 2018 19: 00
        +10
        Quote: Maz
        WE have believed Israel and its leaders once, warned about five times and as a result lost 14 trained officers in the prime of life and years, a plane and the image of a country that can always put any enemy with one blow. And even more so small as Israel. Do not mind the soldiers and officers? It is too expensive to trust the world champions in lies and combinations.

        Maz, aren't you ashamed to finance the Israeli army? After all, in your opinion, she shot down a plane of a country of which you consider yourself a citizen. But you pay taxes to Israel, not Russia.
      2. Mark Crum
        Mark Crum 6 December 2018 01: 42
        -3
        "WE have believed Israel and its leaders once"
        WE are who? The Brotherhood of the Great Pu? We are the scammers?
        YOU will believe what YOU will say from above, because YOU are one!
    5. antivirus
      antivirus 4 December 2018 20: 20
      0
      will continue negotiations with Putin, at least for the non-proliferation of the Syrian air defense system in Lebanese airspace.
      --- IT IS NECESSARY TO DISTRIBUT ANYTHING TO THE WHOLE TERRUS SYRIA.
  2. AshiSolo
    AshiSolo 4 December 2018 15: 13
    0
    "By the way, the Lebanese newspaper claims that" dozens of missiles were not aimed at specific targets "(if, of course, this is possible at all), and the strike itself was intended to show that Tel Aviv" wanted to emphasize that it is not holding back its actions and can continue to implement their plans in the Syrian arena. "

    Well oooh. I’ll go spit from the balcony towards Israel. About ten times. To emphasize that I can drown them at any time.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 4 December 2018 20: 21
      0
      if saliva freezes, it is possible to cause damage, if not to Israel, but to passers-by
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 4 December 2018 15: 13
    +4
    We can say that we’ll see ...... honestly, I DO NOT WANT!
    Better a thin WORLD!
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 4 December 2018 15: 39
      +6
      That’s good. But in Munich, in 1936 (if I do not confuse the year), they also talked about peace. In general, it’s time to convincingly verify the capabilities of 300's and so on. We will also be calmer to sleep in Russia, as well as other owners of this air defense.
      1. Nikolay73
        Nikolay73 4 December 2018 17: 05
        +1
        As long as there is this question - this is at hand for us, and in my opinion, the longer it remains open the better for everyone. IMHO.
      2. Tiksi-3
        Tiksi-3 4 December 2018 18: 47
        +6
        Quote: NordUral
        In general, it’s time to convincingly verify the capabilities of the 300s and so on.

        there is no penetrable air defense !! no one !!!
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 4 December 2018 21: 37
          +1
          Air defense is very effective when they are full. And so, in Syria, this is a truncated version, a massive attack will not stand, although the damage can be done in response to a specific, in fact unacceptable, attacking side.
        2. amirbek
          amirbek 5 December 2018 15: 29
          0
          Quote: Tiksi-3
          there is no penetrable air defense !! no one !!!

          It will be interesting to see how everyone breaks down and Avna becomes smaller ... otherwise the whole planet was littered with iron
  4. vic02
    vic02 4 December 2018 15: 38
    -10
    Putin’s policy is based on the interests of the clan that brought him to power and holds him there. And, it’s typical, no matter who you show it to, either they or children with passports of any countries, including Israel. Well, Putin cannot afford to seriously oppose the politics of the second homeland of his clan.
  5. stalki
    stalki 4 December 2018 15: 39
    -1
    Subjectively speaking, I would risk it in the place of Israel. And ours had to be under the guise of 300, put 400.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 4 December 2018 15: 48
      0
      Quote: stalki
      Subjectively speaking, I would risk it in the place of Israel. And ours had to be under the guise of 300, put 400.

      Subjectively speaking, the Israeli Cabinet will be very surprised if they find out about such insanity.
      1. stalki
        stalki 4 December 2018 16: 30
        0
        This is a reflection on the topic. When do you play chess, if you play, do you count the moves of the wrestler in your head? hi
      2. Nikolay73
        Nikolay73 4 December 2018 17: 09
        0
        That don’t be so modest :)
      3. Beringovsky
        Beringovsky 4 December 2018 17: 33
        +1
        in the Israeli cabinet are very surprised

        Not only in the Cabinet, and not only in Israel.
        But we are in VO, and here such nonsense is in the order of things, get used to it laughing
        1. Vladimir 5
          Vladimir 5 5 December 2018 19: 53
          0
          Israel is now looking for a loophole, bypassing air defense in Syria and bombing Iranians. But so far, silence, that means they haven’t found one ... Directly start bombing, that means spitting in the eyes of the Russian Air Force in Syria, and the second spit is impossible without a direct answer ... The Israelis drove themselves into zugzwang and are now sorting through the moves .. Next we will watch and see what they decided on ....
  6. A good one
    A good one 4 December 2018 15: 53
    +2
    "..." try it out "the new air defense system of Syria, fortified by the S-300 air defense system after the incident in Latakia ..."

    The tooth needs to be broken, and then according to the Israeli scenario: send condolences and a couple of generals to Israel, they say ay-ay-ay and oh-ho-ho.
    1. indy424
      indy424 4 December 2018 16: 03
      +1
      but if the opposite happens?
      1. A good one
        A good one 4 December 2018 16: 22
        +2
        The hopes of a young man feed ... laughing Indescribably I will be glad to your toothless mouth.
      2. Henderson
        Henderson 4 December 2018 16: 22
        +5
        then it will always be possible to say that dumb and untrained Syrians sat at the remote control air defense systems.
    2. StudentVK
      StudentVK 4 December 2018 17: 57
      +1
      This is most likely to be) But here are the "elves". They mean you can bomb, but you can’t shoot down their planes) They beat themselves and beat them into their babies) The idea is imposed on us that if something does not grow together with Russia, we will))) And the funny thing is that they rely on superpupersamooyotiki f35! I'm not saying that the c300 has no weaknesses, but our air defense specialists recognize this, so Syria, besides the c300pmu2, is now transmitting an air defense control center (I don’t remember exactly) and older air defense systems. They are now combined into a single system, they are coordinating calculations and units. And about our specialists, I HOPE (almost sure) that during a telephone conversation with Netanyahu, he popularly explained everything to him about the death of our military personnel, and what would be the consequences of a repeated not careful incident.
  7. margo2000
    margo2000 4 December 2018 16: 35
    +1
    "on the positions of the S-300, which with a high degree of probability may be Russian servicemen" - this is what saves the S-300 from destruction, for now.
    1. Nikolay73
      Nikolay73 4 December 2018 17: 17
      +1
      I think not, the presence of our military did not save our board.
  8. BAI
    BAI 4 December 2018 16: 50
    0
    Dohlenko complex in the photo looks. Here is more powerful:

    All coordinates are known, everything is visible - the first target to strike
    1. Pivot
      Pivot 4 December 2018 18: 50
      +3
      Together with the air defense system, inflatable models were delivered in huge numbers, even active radar simulators are there. In short time, who will show whom.
    2. Hypersound
      Hypersound 5 December 2018 01: 41
      0
      Must be relocated
  9. NEOZ
    NEOZ 4 December 2018 17: 18
    +1
    in the photo of f16, the suspension tank fell off ....
  10. Machete
    Machete 4 December 2018 17: 59
    0
    Preparing the destruction of air defense can easily. The main thing is how much they are ready to put technicians and pilots on this.
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 4 December 2018 18: 19
    0
    Israel is always preparing and ready to destroy SAR air defense ... question: for what? ..with what losses? Israel does not care about the rest, because it will not bear any consequences (political and military)
  12. Samovar
    Samovar 4 December 2018 19: 20
    -1
    Perhaps the provocation in Kerch and subsequent NATO movements are designed to link our forces and isolate us from the possibility of assisting forces in the SAR
    1. high
      high 5 December 2018 02: 08
      0
      Strange, Ukraine made a provocation in the Kerch Strait, but did the European Union (27 countries), Canada, the USA condemn Russia?
      1. Foxmara
        Foxmara 5 December 2018 19: 46
        0
        Here only ears stick out - striped into an asterisk. The rest perform in the choir. Petsya performer. However, I do not exclude that the applicants could have any of their goals and benefits that they wanted to receive from their applications. Again - a mini-task - to rally the EU on anti-Russian issues, so as not to disperse. And they already say about the lifting of sanctions, but they plan the EU army.
  13. KTM
    KTM 4 December 2018 21: 27
    +4
    I don’t understand - the Arab press writes that there were powerful explosions in the vicinity of Damascus airport, so what was it? A Christmas firework? Anyway, something the Syrian officialdom was disgraced again - like it shot down a plane and all the missiles, then it turned out that there were no planes suffered and missiles aren’t all. Now this Akhbar writes that everything was past, and other Arab media claim that one or more Iranian weapons depots have been destroyed. I won’t be surprised if in the end it turns out that nothing was shot down. It turns out that the Israelis they talk very little about their operations outside the country, and the Syrian officialdom very often just lies.
  14. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 4 December 2018 21: 43
    +2
    Earlier, the American analytical publication The National Interest claimed that Israel would certainly strike C-300 complexes. The author of the publication, Dave Majumdar, believed that Israel would destroy C-300 in Syria anyway, after the Russian military transferred full control over them to Syrian calculations. At the same time, F-300 will be necessarily involved in the destruction of the C-35 air defense systems, which "can deal with Russian anti-aircraft systems relatively easily."
    Unfortunately, this is still the most likely scenario. At least let's hope that the Russian military will not suffer, I must say, in general, completely alien to us disassembly of Syria and Israel ...
  15. Waldemar
    Waldemar 4 December 2018 23: 17
    +1
    It would be nice to bomb this country in rubble. Just like that. To the state of lunar soil.
  16. baruh
    baruh 5 December 2018 00: 05
    0
    all is not true.
  17. Hypersound
    Hypersound 5 December 2018 01: 37
    0
    Why the hell are they even attacking Syrian troops? They are only allowed pro-Iranian
  18. high
    high 5 December 2018 01: 53
    -1
    Israel prepares to destroy SAR air defense

    Syrian air defense poses no threat to Israel ......
    Israel is under constant threat from Hezbollah terrorists who have been digging tunnels into Israel for many years.
    Everyone silently watches how Iran and Hezbollah’s terrorists are preparing a war in the Middle East, creating military bases in Syria and Lebanon to destroy Israel.
    The war will sweep away from Syria Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah terrorists .... The United States already has a huge fleet in the Mediterranean Sea and it has nothing to do in Syria.
  19. high
    high 5 December 2018 09: 33
    -4
    Many experts point out that Russia, in order to resolve its economic issues: preventing the Qatar gas pipeline through Syria to Europe, has sent troops to Syria.
    However, after the delivery of the S-300 system to Syria directed against Israel, Russia received an answer.
    Israel has stepped up the frozen EastMed gas pipeline project with a capacity of 20 billion cubic meters of gas per year: Israel-Cyprus-Crete-Greece-Italy.
    Funds for the construction have already been allocated and the question arose: do you need the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline and did Russia need to send troops into Syria?
    Alas, Israel’s supply of 40% of the world's natural gas to Europe is an alternative to Gazprom’s gas supply to Europe.
    By the way, to protect the gas pipeline running along the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel purchased in Germany additional submarines and surface ships ..
    According to the Western press, these submarines are capable of carrying strike missile weapons.
  20. kuz363
    kuz363 5 December 2018 15: 16
    +2
    "So the success of the Israeli Air Force can largely nullify the achievements of Russia and the entire anti-terrorist alliance in Syria." Stupidity. First of all, this will reset the export of the S-300 and other air defense to other countries. Who wants to buy unsuitable air defense? Accordingly, losses in the budget and image.
  21. Normal ok
    Normal ok 5 December 2018 17: 57
    -1
    Multilevel air defense system in SyriaThe deployment of which is nearing completion consists of the S-300, S-400 and Pantsir-S1 air defense systems, reinforced with layers of medium and short-range anti-aircraft batteries and an advanced electronic warfare network. This complex configuration should neutralize any air threats that the US and Israeli air forces are capable of creating in the sky of Syria.

    Taking into account the qualifications of the Syrian air defense personnel, the effectiveness of all these "levels" tends to zero.
  22. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 5 December 2018 18: 04
    0
    Israel is preparing a massive strike on the Syrian-Russian air defense system

    There is no doubt about this. Containment of Israel alone is not possible. Means of attack, sooner or later, will overcome the most advanced air defense. Unfortunately, without retaliation, the world will never be there.
  23. iouris
    iouris 5 December 2018 23: 17
    0
    It would be strange if they did not prepare. Bad is Israel, which is not preparing to bomb Syria.
  24. Karislav
    Karislav 6 December 2018 11: 20
    0
    "And if the Kremlin decides not to take this country under its protection, then the Israeli Air Force will be able to systematically and methodically iron these missile" mini-factories "." - COOL!!! and what do these factories produce and where do these missiles fly ???)
  25. forest park 86
    forest park 86 6 December 2018 16: 00
    -1
    The bad news is that when the Supreme Commander-in-Chief in Russia changes (and he changes sooner or later), the foreign policy will change. The Jews just have to wait a bit. Some new ruler will come and surrender everything without a fight.
  26. edvardmiloslavsky
    edvardmiloslavsky 7 December 2018 00: 44
    +1
    the author of this opus .. a person of Jewish nationality ?? I think that I was not mistaken.