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    • David
    • 20.02.10 | 01:36 (IST)

    From my experience , S300s have the ability to shoot modern jets down quite frequently. The danger is that if iran shoots israeli jets down they will quite a significant number of israeli captives. Imagine that the IDF (with all my respect to the IDF) has failed to retrieve Shalit from Gaza during operation cast lead that lasted for 3 weeks, how bad the situation will be with iran if it got like a dozen israeli captives. I think that we should be very careful. S300s can be operated by a group of three people and don't need a construction base, but rather a wheeled vehicle, and hence are very simple to use and can be mobilised quite easily. Israel should not allow Iran to have these anti-aircraft missiles

    from the article: Russia to supply Iran with S-300 defense systems
    First published 22:26 19.02.10 | Last updated 22:30 19.02.10
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