Wednesday, June 27

Idlib battle? We're not finished with the Southern Offensive.

Nevermind. Just give me a moment to switch gears. And by the way, why are RT and Sputnik saving the best reports on the Syrian War for their Arabic-language websites? Nevermind.   

Syrian Army Receives Advanced Russia-Made Missile System amid Preparation for Idlib Battle
June  26, 2018

TEHRAN (FNA)- Modern Russian man-portable anti-tank guided missiles on Kornet-D have  been deployed in Northern Latakia to be used in the Syrian Army's upcoming anti-terrorism operation in Idlib province, a media outlet reported on Tuesday.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted military sources as reporting that the Syrian Army, deployed in Northern and Northeastern Latakia, has received modern Russia-made Kornet weapons.

The army will use the new system to trace and track military vehicles and militants' gatherings, Sputnik said, adding that the new system is capable of penetrating 1,300 mm into armored vehicles.

The missile system can track the target up to 10km, Sputnik said, adding that the system will be deployed in the entire battlefields in Lattakia and Hama, so military vehicles of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) will come within the range of the system's laser missiles.

The sources further told the agency that the newly-received Russia-made weapon is compatible with anti-tank missile units of the army, adding that the army, deployed in Eastern Lattakia, has been capable of intercepting a vehicle of Turkistani groups on a road from Bdama to Idlib.

The Arabic-language website of RT reported in January that the army was vastly using the Mirage-2 Electronic Defense System to deactivate the US-manufactured TOW anti-tank missiles.

The Arabic RT further said that the system that was mounted on the army tanks, armored and light vehicles was capable of deactivating TOW missiles. [emphasis mine]

The Mirage-2 System was equipped with more noise breaks in comparison with the older version of Mirage-1.



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