The S-75 is not a man portable system. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 17.01.10 | 21:29 (IST)

    A single battery is composed of many vehicles and vans. There are six SM-90 launchers, the RSN-75 (Fan Song) engagement radar van, the P-12 (Spoon Rest) search radar van, a communications van (usually Mercury Grass) several PR-11 transloaders and Zil tractors a couple of command vans and generators to power the site. This is also not a system operated by a few guys. It is not something which could be easily smuggled into Lebanon. Which raises the question of WHO is being trained if anyone is. Is the Lebanese Army about to acquire Surface to Air Missiles with which to threaten Israel's ongoing violations of Lebanese airspace?

    from the article: U.S. official: Arming of Hezbollah could spark Israel-Syria war
    First published 08:52 17.01.10 | Last updated 15:41 17.01.10
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