Israel Trains to destroy Russian air defense systems (photos )
Israeli military is conducting special trainings on destroying Russian air defense systems used by the Syrian Army.
The reports of such trainings came when photos taken from Negev desert were recently released showing inflatable dummies of the Osa and Kvadrat surface-to-air missile systems.
The IDF hasn’t commented on the claims yet, and the photos have yet to be verified.
Designed during the Soviet era, the Osa and Kvadrat are known to NATO as SA-8 and SA-6, respectively.
The two air defense systems are used by the Syrian Army and deployed in various locations across Syria.
This comes a few days after an Israeli official threatened to destroy the recently-supplied S-300 missile systems in Syria if used against Israeli fighter jets.
Russia has completed delivery of the advanced S-300 air defense system to Syria on early October. The decision was made after an Israeli F-16 was held fully responsible for the downing of Russian IL-20 aircraft in late September.