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April 5, 2012 10:01 pm

Syria Upgrades Missile Technology, Israel Air Force Adjusts

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Israeli Air Force F-16s from Ramon Air Base, Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Despite the ongoing internal unrest, Syria is continuing to upgrade its military capabilities and recently declared a number of new surface-to-air missile systems (SAMs) operational.

Over the past year, Syria has received a number of SA- 17 batteries from Russia under a deal signed several years ago. Two batteries are already reportedly operational and deployed along Syria’s border with Lebanon. A third is undergoing training.

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