31 May '13, 1pm

Russian Missiles to Syria Threaten No-Fly Zone: The shipment of Russian-made missile systems to Syria would gi...

Russian Missiles to Syria Threaten No-Fly Zone: The shipment of Russian-made missile systems to Syria would gi...

The shipment of Russian-made missile systems to Syria would give the regime of Bashar al-Assad a more potent weapon against a Western-led military intervention, including enforcement of a no-fly zone, analysts say. The S-300 is one of Russia’s most sophisticated air-defense systems. Like the U.S.-made Patriot battery, it uses truck-mounted missiles and radar to strike such targets as aircraft and guided missiles more than 100 miles away. Syria, which is engulfed in a bloody, two-year-old civil war, has begun payments on a 2010 contract with Russia to buy four of the batteries, with a total of 144 missiles, for $900 million, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Russia may not ship the systems until the second quarter of 2014 despite Assad’s comments this week suggesting the first delivery was made, according to Russian press accounts. “He has a lot of incentive to make it ...

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