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Syria’s S-300 system, Russian drones no threat to Israel
22.07.2019, Israel and the World
The Russian is using the progress made by Israel for its own drone production, the publication Svobodnaya Pressa reported this week.
According to the Russian publication, due to the military cooperation between Israel and Russia, the latter’s drones and even their S-300 missile system are no threat to the Jewish state.
Last year there was an incident where Israel’s aerial defense shot down a Russian-made drone over the Golan Heights. An analysis of the fragments showed that the drone was completely identical to a model used by the Israeli Air Force. “The only difference was that our apparatus had inscriptions in Cyrillic,” the Russian news outlet observes.
“In the end, after two years the Russian army obtained the Forpost. One could say that it was the first effective Russian UAV, if it weren’t an exact copy of the Israeli Searcher II. Moreover, even all of the components were imported from the Jewish state,” the author writes, inferring that this poses a threat to Russia.
“And this is bad, if you take into account the fact that in the Syrian airspace between Russia and Israel there are many unresolved issues. The IDF regularly flies sorties and attacks our allies… And Iran, which is constantly losing its facilities, is already starting to look askance at the Kremlin. All of this impedes Moscow, and it is in the interests of Russia’s leaders to use all available resources to restrict the Israeli Air Force in the sky over Syria. It is clear that Israeli technologies won’t help here. The problem is that the specialists from Israel Aerospace Industries have studied the Forposts inside and out,” the article remarks.
The article concludes that, if necessary, “Israel could easily disable the Russian drones and bypass the S-300”.