23 April. 2007
SYRIA DEPLOYS IRANIAN MISSILES
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel's military has assessed that Syria deployed an Iranian-origin cruise missile.
Military sources said Syria has obtained and deployed the Iranian version of the Chinese-origin C-802 anti-ship missile. They said the missile was used successfully by Hizbullah during the war against Israel in mid-2006.
"Syria has ordered scores, if not hundreds, of such missiles," a military source said. "The C-802 would keep the Israel Navy away from the Syrian coast in any future war."
The C-802 employs a small turbojet engine and contains a range of 120 kilometers. The missile could be launched from aircraft, ships, submarines and land-based vehicles.
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