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Israeli fighters worked breakthrough Cyprus Air Defense

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Israel and Cyprus share a common interest in ensuring the security of the maritime areas of mineral deposits throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, and therefore strengthen military cooperation through a series of air and naval exercises held off the southern shores of the island. Relations between Israel, Cyprus and Greece have noticeably become warmer since 2008, since then close relations between Israel and Turkey have deteriorated as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in Turkey.


Israeli fighters worked breakthrough Cyprus Air Defense
Last week, Israel deployed 32 F-16 and F-15 aircraft to Cyprus to conduct joint exercises. Photo: ΠΤΗΣΗ & ΔΙΑΣΤΗΜΑ


According to Cypriot Defense Minister Fotis Fotiou, Cyprus-Israel relations are entering a new phase. “I’m sure that the strategic dialogue that began several months ago will benefit both countries and will continue in all directions, including energy security,” Fotiou told the local press during a visit to bilateral exercises with the Israeli Air Force, which took place in Cyprus at the beginning this month.


Israeli F-16 flies at low altitude over Limassol. Photo: Sotiranews


It was reported that after the 1998 missile crisis of the year, Cyprus purchased several types of modern air defense systems from Russia, including SA-15 Tor М1 and SA-17 Buk.

Exercises codenamed "Onisilos-Gideon" were held in Cyprus last week. It took place in the flight information area of ​​Nicosia, so that Israeli fighters could be observed for hours at low altitudes over Limassol and Cherokita. According to Cypriot sources, the Israeli fighter’s 32 and six auxiliary aircraft, including the F-15 and F-16, took part in the exercise. The exercises included an imitation of striking targets on land and at sea along the southern coast of the island from Limassol to Paphos. The Cyprus side played the role of the defending side using its air defense systems.

In recent years, Cyprus has created an impressive air defense system, based primarily on Russian-made anti-aircraft missile systems. In 1997, Cyprus acquired the early version of the Russian C-300 (PMU1). The battery includes 12 mobile launchers, as well as a command post with detection radar. The purchase of C-300 in 1998 has caused a missile crisis between Cyprus and Turkey, which led to the transfer of this system to Greece. Today, the Cypriot C-300 is not deployed on an island, but on Crete under Greek control. In December, the 2013 of the Greek Air Defense Forces carried out the first launch of the C-300 rocket during the White Eagle operational military exercises.

The previous teachings of Cyprus and Israel took place in April 2013. Then, to the south of the island, the naval forces of the two countries practiced cooperation in search and rescue operations at sea. The exercises were conducted in accordance with a bilateral agreement on cooperation in search and rescue operations at sea, signed by Cyprus and Israel in February of 2012.

Not possessing significant military strength of its own, it relies on foreign powers to ensure the security of the island of Cyprus. In the past, British forces stationed at Akrotiri served as a deterrent against foreign aggression. After the departure of the British, Greece sent its F-16, which is deployed in a special military segment of Paphos International Airport on the western tip of the island.

To support foreign air forces, the Government of Cyprus has invested in building the necessary infrastructure for the Andreus Papandreou airbase, the island’s main airbase, located near the Paphos International Airport. The military segment of the base has an airstrip, taxiways, aircraft shelters and integrated command, control and communications equipment. In the past, this infrastructure served to serve the Greek F-16 deployed in Cyprus. Papandreou Air Base also has a center for overhaul and maintenance of light helicopters serving the Cyprus National Guard.

In recent years, the security requirements of Cyprus have increased markedly. This is due to the escalation of the conflict with Turkey around the hydrocarbon-rich shelves. In addition, tensions in Syria and possible frictions with Lebanese elements also affect the security of the island. One of the most serious incidents occurred in September 2013, when two Syrian Su-24 Strike Fighter planes approached the island’s airspace from the east. To intercept Syrian bombers, the Typhoon planes of the British Air Force stationed at that time in Akrotiri were raised. Syrian aircraft then turned around, and not entering the airspace of the island. British aircraft were part of the combined forces of NATO, ready to assist the civilian population of Syria, subjected to chemical attack.

In addition to the joint exercises, Israel also asked Cyprus to use the Paphos air base for its aircraft, reports RIEAS. In addition to supporting military aircraft during exercises in the Mediterranean, the air base can be used to support patrol aircraft and helicopters carrying out observation flights over the Israeli and Cyprian hydrocarbon deposits Aphrodite and Leviatan, located midway between Cyprus and Israel.


Israeli, Cypriot, Turkish and Palestinian offshore hydrocarbon deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean. Source: "Economist"


Offshore hydrocarbon deposits patrolled by the Israeli Air Force are located within the Israeli Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), extending to 200 miles from the Israeli coast and directly adjacent to the Cyprus EEZ. Patrol aircraft will be able to take advantage of the Cyprus air base in the event of an emergency or if it is necessary to maintain constant surveillance of remote areas. For sea patrols, Israel uses Sea-Scan sea patrol aircraft, C-365 Dolphin helicopters and Heron-I unmanned aerial vehicles.


Military facilities of the international airport of Paphos in Cyprus. Photo: Google Earth
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  1. ikken
    ikken 20 February 2014 08: 33
    +6
    It would be interesting to know the results of the exercises - how the air defense showed itself, how quickly it found out how many conditional opponents survived ...
    1. Professor
      20 February 2014 13: 21
      +6
      Quote: ikken
      It would be interesting to know the results of the exercises.

      Friendship won laughing
      1. postman
        postman 20 February 2014 17: 58
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        Friendship won

        The Israeli Air Force "revealed" the location of the radar, but ... but at this point they realized that they already shoot. belay

        Mount Olympos, or Chionistra (1951 m), the only "dead zone" from the south


        It’s better not to fly near the island, and even more so on the island with the altimeter turned on. Those. fly above 1500 m (judging by the range of the altimeter). For such eagles there is a radar of the meter range “Sky” (the range of work on the “fighter” target at an altitude of 500 m is 65 km, 10 000 m - 300 km, 20 000 m - 400 km.
        1. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 21 February 2014 14: 48
          +1
          Quote: Postman
          The Israeli Air Force "revealed" the location of the radar, but ... but by this time they realized that they were already being shot. belay

          You have a typo, or rather - the RLO found the attacking link of the Israeli Air Force, but at this point they realized that they had been covered for a long time. And then, on the second approach, the attacking side used electronic warfare ... lol
    2. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 21 February 2014 14: 41
      +3
      Quote: ikken
      how many conditional opponents survived ...

      According to the latest reports - none, all conditionally enemy air defense positions were "destroyed" without loss of aviation, new developments in the field of electronic reconnaissance and electronic warfare showed confident dominance over the equipment of the conditional enemy, increasing by an order of magnitude the technological lead that took place already in the fight against the air defense of Syria in 1982. yes
      1. awg75
        awg75 21 February 2014 19: 37
        0
        it all comes down to the quality of air defense and I hope we will deliver the right product to Cyprus so don’t be particularly proud buddy
        1. atalef
          atalef 21 February 2014 20: 04
          +1
          Quote: awg75
          it all comes down to the quality of air defense and I hope we will deliver the right product to Cyprus so don’t be particularly proud buddy

          Well, in general, people in the world are not stupid, if an analysis of the suppression of air defense reveals that this was done quite simply, who will buy the c300 after that?
          1. And Us Rat
            And Us Rat 22 February 2014 02: 03
            0
            Quote: atalef
            who then will buy with 300?

            The one who will not sell anything else request
  2. Ivan Petrovich
    Ivan Petrovich 20 February 2014 08: 36
    +7
    the attacker always has an advantage and no C 300 will save
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 20 February 2014 09: 52
      +3
      With proper reflection of the attack, as a rule, the attackers lose three to one (it all depends on the professionalism of the air defense officers.
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 20 February 2014 11: 51
        +8
        Quote: The same Lech
        With proper reflection of the attack, as a rule, the attackers lose three to one (it all depends on the professionalism of the air defense officers.

        Ground defense systems are ALWAYS only a part. Important, but only a part. The main defender of the sky is the plane. Without them, ground-based air defense is only potential flaming debris.
        1. Vovka levka
          Vovka levka 20 February 2014 12: 29
          +4
          Quote: Nayhas

          Ground defense systems are ALWAYS only a part. Important, but only a part. The main defender of the sky is the plane. Without them, ground-based air defense is only potential flaming debris.

          I agree 100%.
        2. beard999
          beard999 20 February 2014 13: 56
          +2
          Quote: Nayhas
          Without them, ground-based air defense is only potential flaming debris.

          A highly controversial statement. Airfields, air bases, runways can easily turn into "flaming debris" in the first hours of maintaining the database. At the first strike, the enemy’s KR, these objects are quickly and efficiently disabled. And without infrastructure, aviation is completely not combat ready. And it is protected from this blow - only the ground component of air defense. The Air Force is not an assistant here. But nobody shoots at ground-based air defense systems of the Kyrgyz Republic. They cannot be crushed so quickly. To suppress air defense will have to use aviation, with the appropriate TSA. And the effectiveness in this confrontation depends on the availability of a modern and adequate ground defense component for a given theater of operations. Moreover, all of its components - air defense systems, radar, SRTR, electronic warfare, ASU / KSA, LC and camouflage means ... When this is achieved, the result, as they say, is obvious, for example: from August 4, 1964 to October 29, 1969 over the territory of North Vietnam was shot down 919 American aircraft, of which about 90% are land-based air defense systems ...
          On the other hand, sitting in a blank defense, it is not possible to win a war. Sooner or later, but you will be crushed. And any combination and construction of ground-based air defense and aviation will not save you from defeat. With this in mind, in my opinion, for aviation (at least for the most part), it is much more important not to carry out air defense functions, namely to strike at the enemy, including for removing his own aviation at aerodromes, when it is most vulnerable .
        3. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 20 February 2014 16: 08
          +7
          Quote: Nayhas

          Ground defense systems are ALWAYS only a part. Important, but only a part. The main defender of the sky is the plane. Without them, ground-based air defense is only potential flaming debris.

          Well, not really like that. Sometimes an air defense breakthrough occurs with such losses that the Air Force can no longer perform the main task. As an example, Egypt’s most powerful air defense in the 1973 year, whose final suppression could only be carried out by Sharon’s tanks on fire. And a completely different picture with the suppression of Syrian air defense in 1982. So any self-respecting Air Force should strain its brains and drive the pilots to a sweat, before the war.
  3. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 20 February 2014 08: 43
    +7
    Israel worked out the breakthrough of our air defense systems.
    1. rolik2
      rolik2 20 February 2014 09: 31
      0
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Israel practiced the breakthrough of our air defense systems

      fool what's the point? Do you have a persecution mania again? to hell with Israel YOUR air defense? Well, let's say they break through it, and then what?
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 20 February 2014 12: 39
        +8
        Quote: rolik2
        to hell with Israel YOUR air defense?

        Can you turn on your brains? Where did I write about "our air defense"? I wrote about "Our systems", below you have already been answered
        Quote: atalef
        And what other systems do our * friends * have? Well, not American

        So tap your forehead.
      2. postman
        postman 20 February 2014 17: 52
        +1
        Quote: rolik2
        and the meaning?

        The Greeks took away the S-300PMU anti-aircraft missile system, placed it in Crete, and in return, they gave the Cypriots several batteries of the Buk-M1, Buk-M1-2 and Tor-M1 air defense systems. But at the same time, the antennas from the S-300 - the 64N6E target detection radar and the 40V6 unified tower, are still stayed in Cyprus.
        If I am not mistaken, air defense of CYPRUS:
        Cyprus Air Defense Regiment ASU "Baikal-1E" KP 49L6
        1 division S-300PMU KP 54K6E
        2nd division Buk – M1-2 KP 9S470
        3nd division Buk – M1-2 KP 9S470
        4 division S-300PMU KP 54K6E
        5nd division Buk – M1-2 KP 9S470
        means of direct cover
        3 batteries Tor-M1 BKP 9S737M "Ranzhir-M"
        2 Osa-AKM PU-12M batteries

        Air defense division Buk
        KP 9S470 - 1 pc.
        SOC 9C18 “Dome” - 1 pc.
        СОУ 9А310 - 6 pcs.
        ROM 9A39 - 3 pcs.
        Gazetchik-E - 10 pcs.
        communications platoon
        technical support and service units
        TM 9T229 -3 pcs.
        9M317 missiles in the division (4 pieces on each of 6 self-propelled guns, 8 pieces on each ROM 9A39,
        8 pieces on each ТМ 9Т229. In total - 72 missiles)

        ZRS Tor battery
        BKP 9S737M "Ranzhir-M" - 1 pc.
        BM 9A331-1 - 4 pcs.
        Tools for maintenance, support and training
        9M334 missile modules (2 pieces in each of the four BMs, 2 pieces in each TZM 9T244,
        4 pieces on each TM 9T245. In total - 20 modules with 80 missiles)

        S-300PMU-1 Division
        PBU 54K6E– 1 pc.
        RLO 64N6E - 1 pc.
        Topopryazchik - 1 pc.
        low-altitude detector 76N6 -1 pc.
        high-altitude detector 96L6E -1pcs.
        Tower 40V6 - 1 pc.
        RPN 30N6E - 1 pc.
        PU 5P85SE -12 pcs.
        SRTR "Valeria" -1 pc.
        Gazetchik-E - 10 pcs.
        charging 22T6E - 1 pc.
        transport 5T58E - 1 pc.
        The number of 48N6E missiles in the complex is 48.
    2. atalef
      atalef 20 February 2014 09: 35
      +9
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Israel worked out the breakthrough of our air defense systems.

      And what other systems do our * friends * have? Well, not American laughing
    3. avt
      avt 20 February 2014 10: 14
      +2
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Israel worked out the breakthrough of our air defense systems.

      Yes, how quickly the exercises "joint" emerged, exactly after the information about the permission of the Cypriot authorities to provide us with a manbaza.
  4. tlauicol
    tlauicol 20 February 2014 08: 47
    +1
    good practice. we should try with the Chinese
    1. zaazua
      zaazua 20 February 2014 11: 43
      +5
      You would be better off with the Japanese they have American weapons, it will be more effective!
      1. ultra
        ultra 20 February 2014 12: 43
        +5
        Quote: zaazua
        You would be better off with the Japanese they have American weapons, it will be more effective!

        Yes, we would love to! Only they are not such "friends" for us as you are Cypriots, and Uncle Sam will object to such training!
  5. ultra
    ultra 20 February 2014 10: 32
    0
    And then we are surprised at the low efficiency of our air defense systems, when our "friendly" Cyprus actually trains pilots of such an unfriendly state as Israel to deal with air defense systems of our production! request
    1. atalef
      atalef 20 February 2014 11: 44
      +8
      Quote: ultra
      such an unfriendly state like Israel


      so for the sake of interest, and since when has Israel been frankly not a friendly state?
      We travel to each other without visas. In Israel, the Russian language and ultra are better treated than in many former Soviet republics. That we are friends of America - so all of Europe and Canada - are friends of America, where there is no friendliness?
      The fact that we do not bend under Russia does not mean at all that we are enemies of the Russian Federation. I'm not saying that we have much more reasons to be offended by the USSR and the Russian Federation - much more than vice versa.
      Israel has an absolutely balanced and calm policy towards the Russian Federation, increasing commodity circulation and cultural ties.
      If you are talking about Syria, we have our own graters with Syria (by the way, they are largely indebted to the USSR), or do you think that only because you love Assad we should forget how he attacked us 5 times?
      It is strange that Germany is almost subservient to Germany in Russia, despite the Second World War and the fact that Germany is in NATO, nevertheless microscopic Israel. which is less than the Moscow region. in size and smaller than St. Petersburg in terms of population - they declare almost an enemy of the Russian Federation.
      Turn on your head a little.
      Surrendered to Russian citizens more than 10 times in Syria and tourists from Russia last year alone was more than 400t.
      1. ultra
        ultra 20 February 2014 12: 22
        +1
        Quote: atalef
        We go to each other without visas

        To Turkey, too, without visas, but this does not become a friendly country of Russia.
        Quote: atalef
        , in Israel, the Russian language and ultra are better treated than in many former
        This is all at the individual level, so to speak, and we are talking about political and military interests, and this is not the same thing!
        Quote: atalef
        The fact that we do not bend under Russia does not mean at all that we are enemies of the Russian Federation.
        Did I write somewhere that we are enemies?
        Quote: atalef
        almost a servile attitude towards Germany in Russia
        request
        1. zaazua
          zaazua 20 February 2014 12: 51
          +3
          Did I write somewhere that we are enemies?

          ultra RU Today, 10:32 AM
          And then we are surprised at the low efficiency of our air defense systems, when our "friendly" Cyprus actually trains pilots of such an unfriendly state as Israel,

          Unfriendly = enemy, or not?
          1. ultra
            ultra 20 February 2014 13: 35
            -1
            Quote: zaazua
            Unfriendly = enemy, or not?

            Ali no!
        2. MACCABI TLV
          MACCABI TLV 24 February 2014 12: 27
          0
          Quote: ultra
          To Turkey, too, without visas, but this does not become a friendly country of Russia.

          You know, I wouldn’t go to a non-friendly medical institution ....
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      2. ultra
        ultra 20 February 2014 12: 23
        -3
        Quote: atalef
        declared almost an enemy of the Russian Federation.

        Who is announcing?
      3. ultra
        ultra 20 February 2014 12: 31
        0
        Quote: atalef
        That we are friends of America
        And what does it have to do with it?

      4. ruslan207
        ruslan207 20 February 2014 13: 15
        +3
        Recently in Russia they tested the ammunition of an electromagnetic pulse, it is true that it works for only 5 km, the following ammunition will be long-range
      5. ruslan207
        ruslan207 20 February 2014 13: 15
        +1
        Recently in Russia they tested the ammunition of an electromagnetic pulse, it is true that it works for only 5 km, the following ammunition will be long-range
      6. mirag2
        mirag2 20 February 2014 19: 39
        +1
        That's exactly what kind of war, when it’s there:
        "On Thursday, October 10, 200 people with a diagnosis of mental retardation were admitted to the ranks of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Young men and women are pupils of the Little Heroes organization."
        http://9tv.co.il/news/2013/10/10/160447.html
        But about "unfriendliness:
        "Residents of Israel (77%), Jordan (70%) and Turkey (66%) have the most negative attitude to Russia."
        The survey was conducted by Pew Research.
        http://www.newsru.co.il/world/06sep2013/pew8008.html
        1. Professor
          20 February 2014 21: 46
          +5
          Quote: mirag2
          “On Thursday, October 10, 200 people with a diagnosis of mental retardation were admitted to the ranks of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

          So this is what. There (in Tsakhal) recruits do not wash socks for grandfathers. Is it an army?
    2. zaazua
      zaazua 20 February 2014 11: 44
      -1
      Themselves to blame
      1. ultra
        ultra 20 February 2014 12: 32
        -4
        Quote: zaazua
        Themselves to blame

        Who is to blame and what?
        1. zaazua
          zaazua 20 February 2014 12: 45
          +4
          In everything that you wrote above, only you are to blame!
          1. inkass_98
            inkass_98 20 February 2014 13: 09
            +1
            sport you, gentlemen, at the level of the younger group of kindergarten - "myself", but for what reason "", have already forgotten.
          2. ultra
            ultra 20 February 2014 13: 38
            -2
            Did I write something about the right and the guilty there? If you personally have some kind of guilty complex against someone, these are your personal problems. hi
  6. svp67
    svp67 20 February 2014 10: 43
    0
    Israeli fighters worked breakthrough Cyprus Air Defense
    This is whose air defense system they are preparing to overcome? Or just keep yourself in good shape?
    1. ReifA
      ReifA 20 February 2014 11: 00
      +3
      Syria may receive in the future C300, Iran, Egypt. That work out. Any training is good, without being tied to specific systems, is it?
    2. atalef
      atalef 20 February 2014 11: 47
      +5
      Quote: svp67
      This is whose air defense system they are preparing to overcome? Or just keep yourself in good shape?


      The overcoming of the Greek and Cyprus air defense systems (s-300, beeches, etc.) has been tested more than once (the first time 8-9 years ago) - they continue to train every year.
      And what is bad? I mean Air Force training?
      1. gallville
        gallville 20 February 2014 12: 56
        +1
        Quote: atalef
        The overcoming of the Greek and Cyprus air defense systems (s-300, beeches, etc.) has been tested more than once (the first time 8-9 years ago) - they continue to train every year.
        And what is bad? I mean Air Force training?

        This is extremely bad.
        Drive buyers like Cyprus with kicks to withdraw warranties, chances of modernization and more.
        In this case, the ongoing exercises are a huge amount of information on the one hand for the NATO unit, incl. and the United States, and for manufacturers of their equipment, but not ours.
        In addition, the transfer of such information is harmful to buyers of domestic equipment and, accordingly, to us as sellers. Who will build the air defense that is known as breaking through?
        1. Veteran Vlad.
          Veteran Vlad. 20 February 2014 14: 00
          +2
          Quote: gallville
          This is extremely bad.
          Drive buyers like Cyprus with kicks to withdraw warranties, chances of modernization and more.
          In this case, the ongoing exercises are a huge amount of information on the one hand for the NATO unit, incl. and the United States, and for manufacturers of their equipment, but not ours.

          ABSOLUTELY RIGHTS
        2. saturn.mmm
          saturn.mmm 20 February 2014 14: 13
          +4
          Quote: gallville
          In this case, the ongoing exercises are a huge amount of information on the one hand for the NATO unit, incl. and the United States, and for manufacturers of their equipment, but not ours.

          Back in the early 90s, the Americans sold the S-300, they all know, you can relax.
          Two sides learn, one to overcome air defense, and the other to repulse the attack.
        3. Tourist Breakfast
          Tourist Breakfast 20 February 2014 17: 08
          +4
          Drive buyers like Cyprus with kicks to withdraw warranties, chances of modernization, etc.
          .

          Do you suggest that the Cypriots test their air defense systems for the first time in a real battle, when there will be Turkish instead of Israeli F-16s?
  7. poccinin
    poccinin 20 February 2014 12: 05
    +1
    we would also need to cooperate with somebody. otherwise the war of 2008 didn’t turn out to be the most successful for the Russian Air Force.
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 20 February 2014 13: 11
      +4
      This is yes, because they overcame their air defense. It is with Israel that it is necessary to cooperate, but not in the same way as during the Arab-Israeli wars.
      1. ultra
        ultra 20 February 2014 13: 39
        0
        Quote: inkass_98
        That is with Israel and it is necessary to cooperate

        IMHO We do not need to cooperate with anyone, we need to rely only on ourselves!
        1. Kus Imak
          Kus Imak 20 February 2014 22: 19
          +2
          Quote: ultra
          Quote: inkass_98
          That is with Israel and it is necessary to cooperate

          IMHO We do not need to cooperate with anyone, we need to rely only on ourselves!


          Interestingly - is this the prevailing opinion in Russia?
  8. supertiger21
    supertiger21 20 February 2014 17: 36
    +1
    The British planes were part of the combined forces of NATO, ready to assist the civilian population of Syria, undergoing a chemical attack.


    I agree with the whole article, except for this pro-Western stupidity. I set it up to the same article +, but no need to mention political provocations in the military news.
    1. Kassandra
      Kassandra 21 February 2014 06: 02
      0
      from the fact that in London someone farted?
      1. supertiger21
        supertiger21 22 February 2014 17: 43
        0
        Quote: Kassandra
        from the fact that in London someone farted?


        I do not understand the humor, Vanya what are you talking about ???
  9. HAM
    HAM 20 February 2014 18: 19
    +1
    Useless skirmishes are being conducted here, but for us the results of this breakthrough are much more important, including for the manufacturers of air defense systems, which must take into account the experience of Israeli pilots and the experience of airmen, unless, of course, such info is hidden.
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 21 February 2014 00: 36
      +2
      Quote: HAM
      Useless skirmishes are being conducted here, but for us the results of this breakthrough are much more important, including for the manufacturers of air defense systems, which must take into account the experience of Israeli pilots and the experience of airmen, unless, of course, such info is hidden.

      Have you ever heard that Israel (or someone with brains) shared strategic information on its own security ??? You still ask the presidential guard about the results of the training, and ask what you need to neutralize them for sure, such information is a purely intimate thing.
  10. and why
    and why 21 February 2014 00: 05
    +1
    Interestingly, with the help of Cyprus, Israel is working through a breakthrough in the Russian air defense system.
    1. zaazua
      zaazua 21 February 2014 00: 22
      0
      but because you need to learn geography!
    2. Kus Imak
      Kus Imak 21 February 2014 21: 31
      -2
      Quote: why
      Interestingly, with the help of Cyprus, Israel is working through a breakthrough in the Russian air defense system.


      Matiaas Rust is enough to break through Russian air defense.
  11. R1a1a
    R1a1a 21 February 2014 02: 13
    +2
    Such exercises are extremely useful for Israel, it is a kind of processing breakthrough of Iran’s air defense, whose air defense consists mainly of the same Russian technology as that of Cyprus.
    1. Kassandra
      Kassandra 21 February 2014 06: 02
      +1
      and Syria too.
      1. MACCABI TLV
        MACCABI TLV 21 February 2014 11: 36
        +2
        For Syria, this is not new. In June 2006, in September 2007, etc.
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  12. damodan
    damodan 6 March 2014 15: 31
    +1
    Quote: And Us Rat
    Quote: ikken
    how many conditional opponents survived ...

    According to the latest reports - none, all conditionally enemy air defense positions were "destroyed" without loss of aviation, new developments in the field of electronic reconnaissance and electronic warfare showed confident dominance over the equipment of the conditional enemy, increasing by an order of magnitude the technological lead that took place already in the fight against the air defense of Syria in 1982. yes

    Somehow it looks incredible, personally I immediately have a question about the competence of people who were in the air defense :) Israel is certainly strong in development but I don’t think so!