BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force allegedly used their new supersonic rampage missiles during their attack on the Syrian city of Masyaf this past weekend, the Defence Blog reported.
According to the Defence Blog report, this is the first time ever that the Israeli Air Force has used these rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles during an airstrike on Syria.
Citing military analyst Babak Taghvaee, the Defence Blog reported that these supersonic rampage missiles are used to annihilate high-quality targets-
“The new missile is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting at a very low mission cost compared to existing solutions,” the online publication stated.
While Al-Masdar cannot confirm the type of missiles used by the Israeli Air Force during the attack, a source from the Syrian military did state that the IAF used their F-16 jets to carry out the airstrikes.
The Syrian military source said the Israeli jets were spotted over northern Lebanon around 2:20 A.M. (local time), which was just minutes before they hit the city of Masyaf in western Hama.
He would confirm that the Syrian air defenses did not use their S-300 system, as their personnel are still training to use these anti-aircraft missiles.