03 Sep '13, 1pm

Syria’s Air Defenses Vulnerable to Air Attack: Rand: A prominent think tank in Washington D.C. outlined U.S op...

Syria’s Air Defenses Vulnerable to Air Attack: Rand: A prominent think tank in Washington D.C. outlined U.S op...

A prominent think tank in Washington D.C. outlined U.S options for a potential strike on Syria in a recent report and detailed the flaws of the Syrian integrated air defense system (IADS). The lead author of the report by RAND corporation, Karl Mueller, explained in an interview with Military​.com that Syrian IADS are something the U.S. military would clearly want to take seriously as a threat — but they are not as formidable as some have suggested. “Both Iraq and Syria are cases where you have air defenses that are based on Soviet hardware – with a smaller number of newer systems – they are significantly less modern than what the Russians or Chinese have,” Mueller explained. “This is exactly the type of air-defense system that the Air Force and Navy have been preparing to fight against for decades.” The study, titled “Airpower Options for Syria: Assessing Objectives and M...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2013/09/03/syrias-air-defenses-vul...

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