Mysterious "Square": brings you to the danger of hijacked videoconferencing complex air defense?
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Mysterious "Square": brings you to the danger of hijacked videoconferencing complex air defense?

Mysterious "Square": whether to bear the risk of videoconferencing, hijacked air defense systems?


Just a few days ago, some media reported that the Islamic State terrorist group seized the Kvadrat anti-aircraft missile system, which, according to Western journalists, could seriously disrupt the performance of combat missions by the Russian space forces and aircraft of NATO countries ... Of course, only a few missiles in the hands of militants can radically change the alignment of military forces in Syria in the near future, however, experts believe that in reality, there is a chance that radical Islamists will be able to use the combat system of the Kvadrat anti-aircraft missile system. "Is extremely small.



The first thing that should be noted is the lack of actual evidence of the militant "Islamic state" anti-missile system "Square", since none of the western media reports about it officially was not confirmed, which may indicate inaccurate information it is likely running from the mouth of the terrorists themselves for temporary cessation of massive air strikes on the positions of the radicals with the purpose of relocation and consolidation in some areas.

It is necessary to clarify that the original data on the presence of anti-aircraft missile system "Square" have appeared in the Turkish media that in view of the cold political relations currently between Russia and Turkey, can only be nothing more than an attempt to "intimidate" the Russian command.



Given the fact that the operation of anti-aircraft missile system "Square" arrived in 1967 year and had been actively used by the Syrian army, is to assume that if the terrorists are "Islamic state" and seized the air defense system of this type, the probability of a large set shells remains extremely low - according to experts, the maximum than a terrorist, it's three rockets (one set), due to the danger, of course, there may be, but in fact, it remains minimal.



Among other things, it is worth paying attention to the fact that we are talking, first of all, about the presence of the Kvadrat anti-aircraft missile system itself, which has a maximum target destruction height of 7 kilometers, which, in fact, when using high altitudes, will not affect work in any way Military space forces of the Russian Federation. Of course, there is also the likelihood that the "Crab" command and control complex fell into the hands of ISIS terrorists, which increases the maximum missile flight range to 12 kilometers (in height), however, as Russian experts note, these complexes have not been previously supplied to Syria. In addition, in all likelihood, we are talking about the presence of only the launcher itself, which in fact is only suitable for transporting combat missiles, but not at all for their purposeful launch, and therefore, the Russian Aerospace Forces can continue to destroy positions in complete peace of mind. militants, liberating the territory of Syria.



Finally ,, to control anti-aircraft missile system "Square" is required, at least, the presence of specific knowledge and extensive experience in dealing with the old Soviet air defense system, which is hardly available to the radical Islamists, but because if SAM "Square" and into the hands of the LIH, it is unlikely that it carries in itself for any significant threat.


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