New Images Show Russian Nuclear Capable Missiles in Syria

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Jan 06, 2017 12:35 PM
New Images Show Russian Nuclear Capable Missiles in Syria

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.