Tag: surface-to-air missile

Russia Claims to have Shot Down More than 100 Terrorists’ Drones near Hmeymim Air Base over Past two Years
Thanks to S-400, Tor-M2 and Pantsyr-S1 capabilities the Russian military at Hmeymim can strike all types of air targets at a range of 20 km to 250 km. Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov recently revealed that Air defense and electronic warfare systems deployed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria have shot...
60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile scored the first ever successful shoot-down of an aircraft
On Oct. 7, 1959 an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile was fired by China’s People's Liberation Army 2nd surface-to-air missile battalion and shot down a Martin RB-57D Canberra high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. On Oct. 7, 1959 an S-75 Dvina (NATO designation SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missile (SAM) was fired by China’s People's Liberation Army 2nd surface-to-air...
Iran says its new Bavar-373 Long-Range Air Defense System Can Shoot Down F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters
The Iranian Bavar-373 not only competes with the S-400 but is effective against stealth aircraft such as F-22 and F-35 fighters. On Aug. 22, 2019, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report about the unveiling of the Iranian-made Bavar-373 long-range air defense system. As shown by the video in this post, Iranian...
Reflections of a “Thud” Weasel on the Massive AGM-78 Standard Anti-Radiation Missile
"At any rate, I had the technical representative, Bill Barbari, swear to me on a stack of Bibles that the AGM-78 could not ignite on the wing,” Major James F. Leggett, former F-105 Pilot. Here are excerpts from "Reflections of a Weasel" by Major James F. Leggett, who flew 150 Weasel missions in...
Former F-14 Pilot remembers Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass’ Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
"I was just a young pilot; Snodgrass was the best pilot in our rank ... And when I saw the two flames from his afterburners I thought for a fraction of a second that his two engines were on fire. And I said to myself ‘It’s all over they got him ...,"' Commander Matt Aljanich, former...
Turkey kicked out of F-35 program because it’s Purchasing S-400. But Greece and other NATO Countries already have Russian Surface to Air Missile Systems that are Part of Alliance's Shared Missile Defense.
NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg reiterated that the S-400 system could not become part of alliance's shared missile defense. The Trump administration has signaled its intention to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, in a statement on Jul. 17 that the country’s involvement in the...
Here’s how Houthis were able to deploy R-27/R-60/R-73/R-77 Air-to-Air Missiles as SAMs against Saudi-led Coalition Aircraft
Whether any of the missiles fired by Houthis actually scored a hit remains unclear. Released by the Houthi-controlled media on Jan. 7, 2018 the video in this post shows one of their R-27T air-to-air missiles deployed as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) near missing a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA from No. 55 Squadron.
Israeli Air Force F-35I Adir takes part in First Joint Exercise with Service’s F-15 and F-16
"We're not going to adjust the 'Adir' (F-35I) according to the air force – we're going to adjust the air force according to the 'Adir'," Israeli Air Force senior member. The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I recently took part in first joint exercise with its F-15 and F-16, the service announced on Jun. 6.
USAF Deploys F-22 Raptors to Qatar for first time Amid Tensions with Iran
The likely mission of the F-22 Raptors in the event of full-scale hostilities with Iran would be targeting Tehran's surface-to-air missile batteries, especially the S-300 system, its best air defense. Taken on Jun. 27, 2019 the pictures in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors arriving at Al Udeid Air Base,...
Israel shoots down Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighter bomber
According Israeli reports, the incident took place over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The pilot of the Su-24 was killed. On Jul. 24, 2018 the Israeli military shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO: Fencer) fighter bomber after it entered Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, raising fears of further military escalation in the region. According Israeli reports, the incident...

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