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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's freedom of action over Syria has long been threatened by Russian-supplied anti-aircraft missile systems 6 including most recently S300 launchers - in the region despite an agreement with Moscow to avoid clashes with Russian aircraft supporting the Assad regime.
Therefore, opposition groups have repeatedly asked their backers for anti-aircraft missiles to target Assad's aircraft.
Asked if he was referring to S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, which Damascus has long sought from Russia, Muallem replied: "Yes, and other advanced weapons.
To get all to agree on programming anti-aircraft missiles so they refuse to strike civilian aircraft is a do-able objective.
Israel has identified several other weapons systems as game changers, including chemical weapons, Russian-made Yakhont missiles that can be fired from land and destroy ships at sea, and Russian SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles.
The US and EU states are dragging their feet on sending heavy arms such as anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian opposition due to concerns over a possible seizure of such arms by al-Qaeda affiliated radical groups within the armed opposition.
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.
Saudi Arabia plans to supply the Syrian opposition with anti-aircraft missiles to counter President Bashar al-Assad's air force, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.
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 Fred Wigg Tower near London's Olympic Park has anti-aircraft missiles mounted on the roof of their apartment building, and security, police, military and media coming and going like it's a high street bottle shop.
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.