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Israeli Air Defenses Reportedly Failed to Intercept Soviet-Era Syrian Missiles

According to reports on  July 23  . This Soviet missile was fired from fired in the direction of a militant stronghold in southern Syria. According to Israeli state-radio, Kan said that one of the David’s Sling air defense system tried to intercept two Soviet-era SS-21 missilese interceptor missiles fell on Syrian territory. The other interceptor missile  self-destructed mid-air above the southern Golan Heights

The decision to intercept them was made when the missile trajectory would see them fall south of the Sea of the Galilee in northern Israel. The Russian  SS-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missile has a range of approximately 160 km.It has been extensively used in Syria’s seven-year civil war. Last year Moscow delivered 50 of the short-range ballistic missiles to the port of Tartus.

David’s Sling air defense system has been designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, tactical ballistic missile, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles, fired at ranges from 40 km (24.85 miles) to 300 km (186.41 miles) with speeds of up to Mach 7.5.The interceptor missile consists of on-board dual CCD/IR seekers to distinguish between decoys and the actual warhead of the missile, In addition to tracking by Elta EL/M 2084 (AESA) multi-mode radar

The multi-stage interceptor consists of a solid state rocket motor booster , followed by an asymmetrical kill vehicle with advanced steering for super-maneuverability during the kill-stage. A three-pulse motor provides additional acceleration and maneuverability during the terminal phase.A three-pulse motor provides additional acceleration and maneuverability during the terminal phase.Israel has also ballistic missile defence called Arrow 3.It provides exp-atmospheric interception of ballistic missiles.It has a capability to shoot down ICBM.The missile may have a reported flight range of up to 2,400 km (1,500 mi). This system can also be used for anti satellite role

Israel has decided to take the necessary steps to further strengthen its air defence. Israel’s security cabinet is set to approve a NIS 30 billion plan to improve the country’s missile defense system over the next decade. Israel government has decided to allocate NIS 3 billion per year on missile defence between 2019 to 2028

 

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