Sight....same way it didn’t stop the Iranian rocket attack. Can’t protect if it’s not there.
Any more nonsense ?The kingdom has spent billions in recent years on US-made Patriot surface-to-air missiles designed to shoot down high-flying targets such as enemy jets or ballistic missiles. Satellite imagery suggests
At least four shorter-range defence systems, designed to take out smaller targets, were also present around Abqaiq, according to satellite images.
In the recent past doesn’t mean was there that night. SAM systems are some magical force field that suddenly blankets the country the site has to be in range of the incoming barrage and the site has to be active otherwise your own excuse for the destruction of Russian supplied systems comes into play. But Sigh...
So ,the Patriot is very effective to shoot down aircrafts, including UK, USA ones : )But these are basically inconsequential, says Jack Watling, a land warfare expert at the Royal United Services Institute who advises Gulf militaries.
“The Patriots are kind of irrelevant,” Watling told CNBC in a phone interview. “The track record of Patriot engaging missiles of any kind is pretty awful, they very rarely hit the target.” The other issue, he says, is that it’s designed for shooting down high-altitude ballistic missiles, not the cruise missiles and drones used in Saturday’s attack.
Aerial photographs found on open-source platforms show three Skyguard batteries placed around the targeted Abqaiq oil facility, which are slow-firing large caliber anti-aircraft guns, as well as French-made Shahine batteries from the 1980s.
Ok, I try to repeat it :Wait forced ISIS? Really ISIS? When the hell did they get an Air Force?! You don’t use S400 for a drone with a hand grenade. So you revert to making up your own facts.
Israel? Israel operated without issue. still do The US? They operate without issue as well. Stand off or otherwise. Remember the cruise missile strikes?The US and Russia chose to deconflict letting the other know about stiles they intended. US forces operated in Syria without a issue for the better part of a decade without any issues from S400.
So far the Russian systems have proven best used to shoot down airliner class aircraft.
Both from the same dodgy Indian based military blog/youtube/forum type robot voiced propaganda/click farm machines.
BTW this is Russian source and reference from Turkish president.Both from the same dodgy Indian based military blog/youtube/forum type robot voiced propaganda/click farm machines.
I read some other GDC articles on their site and it appears they are basically just another one of those aggravatingly shallow youtube military channels that all seem to be openly (sometimes secretly) Indian. The openly ones will say headquarters are in India and the undisclosed source ones do not have any contacts apart from emailing them and usually feature disproportionately high numbers of Indian related materials. Indian materials are ALWAYS either neutral or positively portrayed whereas Chinese material is ALWAYS negative if not violently negatively and Russian material is all over the place. They also love praising Israeli and western stuff too.
Now I'm sure there may be some drama between Turkey and Russia when it comes to the S-400 but after reading GDC's articles on Sukhoi and Migs, it's clear they have some anti-Russian agenda. No references at all and backing up claims about certain events. They quote dodgy "anonymous sources" (classic Indian media trait) and even claimed in one article that it was probably an Indian crew that flew the Mig-35 in MAKS 2019. Their forum is Indian/Pakistan/Bangladesh trafficked and make claims about how Israel has used Growlers to completely disable S-300 and S-400 in Syria. This stuff is absolutely bogus because there is no way they have this information even if it were true. This is just from 5 mins of reading their crap.
At most, the Turkish issue with S-400 now is that Russia is denying them the level of technology transfer that Turkey may have been expecting. That's about it. Does anyone actually think Turkey would not thoroughly test the S-400 before buying and wait until now to give it a test drive?! When these idiots make up bullshit like this, they should try harder. Better yet, they should hang themselves, literally.