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Russia Delivers SS-26 Iskander to Syria to Counter American Patriots

Updated on December 18, 2012
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SS-26 Stone

It is becoming more and more clear that Russia can not let Syria go without last ditch efforts. Russian ships recently arrived at Tartus and unloaded up to 26 SS-26 Iskander mobile missiles to counter the American Patriot missiles along the Turkish border.

The Iskander can travel at a speed of over 1.3 miles per second (Mach 6-7) and has a range of over 280 miles with pinpoint accuracy of destroying targets with its 1,500-pound warhead, a nightmare for any missile defense system. The Russian weapon is a new one, coming ready sometime after 2001 and can overcome air defense systems. While that is its main purpose, like many systems, it has many offensive capabilities that Assad could use it for. Each system has two missiles and each can be aimed at different targets. They have several different warheads that can be used: air-fuel, cluster, bunker busting.

This is an obvious response to the US deploying two batteries of Patriots in Turkey. The danger of delivering them now is what will use them for, what happens if one or several of them are captured by the rebels?

More Russian naval ships are in transit to Syria. What is their purpose? Evacuate Russian citizens? Supply Assad with more weapons or more SS-26?

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      perrya 5 years ago

      I doubt if Iran will allow syria to have a new democratic government, they will try to maintain some control in Syria.

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      Mac31 5 years ago from United States

      I find this article very interesting! I try and keep up with what is going on in Syria and just about everything that is going on that involves our military, but have not heard of this. When the first article came out on CNN, it was said that Russian ships where in route to Syria for emergency evacuations of their own people. I really think that there is more to what is going on inside Syria, especially since Russia seems to be so stubborn to back up Syria. I read an article this morning regarding the rising tensions in Syria and apparently Iran has been getting involved as well and the United Arabs have called them out! There have also been reports that several people have also been killed by some mysterious gases! I do not see any thing good coming out of all this chaos going on and really think that the possibility for World War 3 is just around the corner! Our government is on the verge of total collapse and the only thing that has seemed to work well for our government is to go to war! I guess we will see what happens in a few months from now if nothing has happened by February.

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      perrya 5 years ago

      Huh?

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      I can't say anything nice about this, so I will just let you know I was here.

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