A last-minute effort to kill Syrian S-300 deal

The Israeli prime minster is expected in Moscow today in a last-minute effort to stop the sale of Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria.

Benjamin Netanyahu will have to bring something more than a request for understanding. If the sources know the facts, Syria has already transferred the last installment of the $900 million price tag into Russian banks.

It will be very hard to ask Putin to give up such a deal – unless the Israeli prime minister has in his briefcase a very lucrative offer.

According to some sources one such offer has been tailored by Netanyahu, US president Obama and British prime minister David Cameron.

In general this offer speaks of “assisting” Russia to keep its vested interests in Syria, after president Assad falls as a result of the country’s current civil war.

The issue of the S-300 sale to Syria has been in the air for some years. A similar deal with Iran was stopped, and the Syrian one generated obscure remarks from the Kremlin every time Israel brought it up.

Israeli experts say if the plan to sell Russian S-300 missiles to Syria is carried out, president Assad will be able to neutralise Israeli air activity inside Israel.

The missile – one of the most advanced systems used by the Russian army – can neutralise aircraft at long distances with high precision, thanks to a sophisticated radar system combined with special sensors on the missile itself.

The S-300 missile, according to experts, is capable of overcoming some of the defence systems installed at present on board Israeli air force fighter jets.

“This missile is a system that can be a problem for any attacking aircraft,” an expert said this week.

The system can simultaneously handle several targets, and fire from a launcher according to the perceived level of threat from each target.

The S-300 missile is 7m long and weighs 1.5t. It is armed with a lethal warhead weighing more than 70kg. The missile also has an effective range of up to 150km, at an altitude of up to 30km.

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