Persian Gulf & Middle East Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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  1. Biscuits
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    Sry read it in an earlier source. They are now saying there were 19 hits

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49733558
     
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    I meant for your claim about Saudis said they fired 7 patriot missiles...
     
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    Is there any evidecne that any SAM systems perform as commercials suggests? Both US and Russians seem to struggle against cruise missiles.
     
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    Any number of factors come in but it’s hard to attack a cruise missile as they terrain mask. Flying low and fast moving with the ground creates issues for the radar and missiles.
     
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    Patriot was designed to spend the taxpayers money onto a paper tiger system.

    The S-300 was designed against aggressors, including but not limited low flying cruise missiles .

    This radar designed to detect low flying cruse missiles.


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    Of course there is still the equation about the cost ratio, one patriot / s-300 missile cost as much as a cruise missile.

    But in this case the Saudis loosing 100 million $/day for at least two weeks, probably for longer period, so I can assume they tried everything that is possible with the limited capability of the Patriot.
     
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    Oh yes the “expert” speaks.... oh absolutely the S300 Missile is so advanced it shoots down threats as they emerge from the factories that make them.
    if the missile comes in low enough it’s going to be hidden that’s why fighters are still part of a proper air defense.
     
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    Yes, if only Saudi Arabia had spent enough money on a modern air force with AWACS.

    The tens of billions they spent on Typhoons, F-15s and E-3s clearly wasn't enough.
     
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    S-300 use the next radars in the original basic package:
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    Patriot so advanced, it has to use only this radar to cover all function that done by the above radars, and needs only a single frequency !!!

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    Yes, everyone can see the difference, stupid ruskies using different radars for low altitude / medium/high early warning, target acquisition and missile command / illumination .

    The american taxpayers know well a single X band radar can do all function .

    I mean, it is obvious why the patriot cost several times more than an s-300 battery with the same number of launchers.

    Soooo advanced,
     
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    Yeah, 5 E-3 and 300+ fighter jet is too small inventory to cover 2 million square km.

    I mean, this inventory doesn't put the kingdom into the "best air-forces top ten".

    It has only the 12th biggest airforce on the surface of earth, bigger than the German, British or Israeli air force.
     
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