Russia has placed advanced surface-to-surface ballistic missiles in Syria, according to the Times of Israel.
High-resolution imagery released by ImageSat International on Thursday confirms what intelligence analysts have known since March of last year, that Moscow has indeed placed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in Syria.
ImageSat International, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), captured the images on December 28th using the Israeli-built Eros B satellite.
The images expose visuals over Russia’s Hmeymin base in Latakia, Syria. Two Iskander-launching vehicles, each capable of deploying two of the 500-kilometer-range surface-to-surface missiles known to NATO as SS-26.
“This revelation approves [sic] several unconfirmed reports of the Iskander presence in Syria and uncovers the system’s deployment site,” ImageSat said. “Most probably, heavy rain and floods forced the re-deployment of those two elements to the location in which they were revealed by iSi analysts,” the firm noted.
The vehicles of delivery such weapons are shown here.