- Feb 27, 2009
- down in the park
Israel Shifts To Standoff Weapons In Syria As Russian Threats Increase - Breaking Defense
The change comes as Russia says it has stopped using a deconfliction line with Israel.
The Buk system seems to work very well, had success in the russia-georgia conflict (shooting down 4 to 6 russian jets) and has shot down a Ukranian MiG-29, and an airliner. People always say the SAMs don't work though. I've always been convinced they work if operated correctly which is a big IF.
It appears the Israeli's are actually concerned the russians might fire at their planes. Isn't this what they have F-35s for? Or can't they use them in close vicinity of the S-400, after all that's the official reason Turkey had to choose between F-35 or S-400.