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surface-to-air missile

[′sər·fəs tü ′er ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A guided missile designed to be fired at an airborne target from the ground or from the deck of a surface ship; examples include Bomarc, Hawk, Nike, Talos, Tartar, Terrier, and Wizard. Abbreviated SAM.
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Israel has cautioned that any arrival of anti-aircraft missiles would be perceived by the Jewish state as "a violation of the strategic balance" in the region, it added.
It also claims anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and five tons of explosives have been brought in along with the "small number" of anti-aircraft missiles.
A large number of the anti-aircraft missiles are said to be missing from former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's arsenal.
According to military sources, Hizbullah militants have received training in Syria on using the anti-aircraft missiles including the Rusisan/Soviet 9K38 Igla, which would be a serious threat to the nearly daily Israeli overflights of Lebanon.
The shipments included anti-aircraft missiles and newly manufactured small-arms cartridges, which were seen on the battlefield in Syria, the report said.
Occupied Jerusalem: July 9 -- (BNA)-- Israeli press reported that Israel was watching with alarm the arrival of advanced S-300 Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria accompanied by Russian technicians and professionals.
The ship's arms cargo contained high and powerful explosives materials of RDX, C4 and Sorbitol in addition to Iranian-made anti-aircraft missiles and Katyusha rockets, according to a statement of the Interior Ministry.
The Pentagon chief told The Wall Street Journal that Tehran's export of so-called 'manpads', anti-aircraft missiles, that can be carried by a single person, represents a dangerous escalation.
Among Israeli officials' chief fears is that Mr Assad will pass chemical weapons or sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Hezbollah.
Occupied Jerusalem, (SANA)- In the framework of the Saudi-gulf involvement in funding and arming the terrorist groups in Syria to spread chaos and destruction in the country, former Head of the Saudi Intelligence Turki al-Faisal called for supplying these groups with anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.
CAIRO: Egypt's security forces on Thursday seized a large weapons cache including anti-aircraft missiles and an aircraft bomb, the official MENA news agency reported.
Anti-aircraft missiles fired during the joint Bulgarian-Serbian military drills near Shabla on the Black Sea coast have caused a fire before the eyes of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Serbian President Boris Tadic.