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Russian sale of S-300 system to Egypt a threat to Israel

MEMO | September 3, 2014

Israeli military magazine Israel Defence has reported that Israel is concerned over the possibility of Russia supplying Egypt with the developed anti-aircraft system S-300.

According to foreign media reports, Israel does not possess the proper technology to undermine the work of such an advanced system.

Sources told the magazine that Israel may not allow for Egypt to deploy such anti-aircraft missiles, if they are in fact being obtained, in the Sinai Peninsula.

A source in the Russian military industrial complex told Russia News Agency last month that the anti-aircraft system Egypt is currently negotiating with Russia over was initially produced for Syria. However, Egyptian partners have now “expressed interest in S-300 purchases”.

“The system may be re-equipped for Egypt in a short period of time,” the source added.

Israel Defence noted that if the anti-aircraft system were to be placed in Suez, its radar would cover half of Israel, and if placed in Port Said, it would cover almost the entire area of Israel.

This means that any Israeli plane flying towards Egypt or any Israeli rocket launched at Egypt would be monitored while still inside Israel.

September 3, 2014 - Posted by | Economics, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , , ,

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