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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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The anti-aircraft missiles were reportedly Chinese made with FN6 labels on them.
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.
The Arabic-language al-Rai al-Youm news website reported that it is the first time that Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) has used anti-aircraft missiles in Northern Syria, noting that if it is proved that Turkey has supplied them to the terrorists, then this would mean Ankara has entered direct war with the Syrian and Russian armies.
BEIRUT: Shrapnel from Syrian anti-aircraft missiles was discovered Monday in Zahle, following overnight Israeli airstrikes.
The Israeli fighter jet shot down earlier this month by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile went down because the two-man crew neglected to do what it was supposed to do to counter incoming missiles, the Israeli Air Force announced Sunday after a two-week investigation.
Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and IDF (Israel Defence Force) Aerial Defence Systems intercepted one of the missiles," the military (http://www.timesofisrael.com/iaf-arrow-battery-intercepts-syrian-missile-in-first-reported-use-of-the-system/) said in its statement. 
BEIRUT - Syria has asked Russia to speed up delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, concerned about a possible US attack, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview published Thursday.
Modern radar-guided long-range anti-aircraft missiles -- like the one apparently used to shoot down Malaysian Flight 17, like the one the US cruiser Vincennes used in 1988 accidentally to shoot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290 civilians -- don't pay any attention to what mode a target's transponder is in.
We don't have confirmation that Hamas has launched heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles during the current conflict, or that Hamas has access to the type of anti-aircraft missiles like those we saw brought down the Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine," a State Department spokeswoman said.
administration to clarify the reasons beyond providing moderate Syrian opposition of anti-aircraft missiles at this critic moment , where the crisis in Syria is going to be solved , she said .