Friday, March 17, 2017

Israel's Arrow Anti-Missile System Scores First Hit Against A Syrian Missile Fired At Israeli Fighter Jets During A Military Strike In Syria

An ''Arrow 3'' ballistic missile interceptor is seen during a 2015 test launch near Ashdod. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Reuters: Israel intercepts missile fired at its air force in Syria

The Israeli military said it shot down one of numerous anti-aircraft missiles launched on Friday at its air force which was operating in Syria, in a rare such incident that spilled over into neighboring countries.

The Syrian army said it had shot down an Israeli jet during the operation. Israel denied this, saying that all its aircraft had returned unscathed.

"At no point was the safety of Israeli civilians or the IAF (Israeli Air Force) aircraft compromised," an Israeli military spokesman said.

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More News On Israel's Arrow Anti-Missile System Scoring Its First Hit Against A Syrian Missile Fired At Israeli Fighter Jets During A Military Strike In Syria

Israel's Arrow anti-missile system scores first hit -- FOX News
IAF ‘Arrow’ battery intercepts Syrian missile, in first reported use of the system - Times of Israel
Israel intercepts missile fired at IAF jets by Syria -- YNet News
Syria threatens Israel following first operation of the Arrow Missile Defense System -- Jerusalem Online
Israel’s Arrow scores first operational hit — but against what? -- Defense News


fazman said...

It seems as if the worlds greatest weapons maufactured and supplied by the worlds greatest military FAILED once again!

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James said...

I had not realized that the Arrow system was capable and targeted against ground to air.

Ron said...

There is a theory running around the Israeli blogosphere that this was an interception of a long range ground-ground missile fired towards Israel

Jay Farquharson said...

"1. What happen between Israel and Syria today in Palmyra?
Israel tried to break "redlines", attacking inside the "allowed zones & targets.
2. There are no targets for Iran or Hezbollah (weapons traveling to Lebanon or the Golan heights) in Palmyra but an attempt to push ROE.
3. The targets Israel hit today are close to the T4 and are involved in the war in Syria, a red line for Russia who approved a "warning"
4. Russia doesn't want to see an Israeli jet hit over its operational theatre (in Syria) unless Israel pushed the boundaries.
5. This explains why Syria didn't use its S-300 but limited itself to already existing anti-air missiles and a "warning to Israel".
6. As long as Israel hits targets in Damascus airport or warehouses on the way to Lebanon (not inland like today) Russia won't intervene.
7. The recent visit of Netanyahu to Moscow failed to reach its objectives in convincing Russia to switch against Iran and Hezbollah.
8. Israel tried to "test the ground" today but will "close the incident" and accept the message behind it, aware Syria is Russia’s playground. (@EjmAlrai)"

fazman said...

How do you know it wasnt the s300 that missed, and israel used the f35s for the 2nd alledged time. ?

Jay Farquharson said...

S-200's were fired, wreckage shows that.

We also know that the strike was not along Hezboallah supply routes, but instead, neal Palmyria, and the Russian FM immediately called in the Israeli Ambassador.

It's highly doubtfull that IAF F-35's were used, because the models shipped are B/C block, so Israel would have had to fix hundreds of lines of code and some physical flaws in mere months, that LockMart hasn't managed to fix in years.

James said...

Show the pictures of the wreckage.