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Greece conducts first test launch of S-300 missile system
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:22:17 PM »
The Greek Armed Forces have carried out the first-time test firing of the Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) defence system at the Nato Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI) in Crete, Greece.

Carried out as part of the recently concluded Lefkos Aetos 2013 (White Eagle 2013) military exercise, the successful launch comes 14 years after its purchase, RIA Novosti reports.

Greece defence minister Dimitris Avramopoulos was quoted by the news agency as saying that the S-300 is one of the most modern defence systems that ensure the efficiency of the national air defence.

''It may sound paradoxical, but this successful S-300 launch is a message of peace and stability in south-eastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean,'' Avramopoulos said.

Greece is the only Nato member country to possess an S-300 system in its inventory.

The S-300 PMU1 system was originally acquired by Cyprus from Russia in the mid-1990s, but was later transferred to Greece in return for shorter-range missiles and other military equipment, following a warning for pre-emptive military action by Turkey, CyprusMail reports.
"Greece is the only Nato member country to possess an S-300 system in its inventory."

Comprising two batteries/12 launchers/96 missiles, the system is operated by the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) on the island of Crete.

Code-named Favorite, the S-300 is a mobile, long-range air defence system designed to detect, track and destroy incoming cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and high and low-flying strike aircraft.

Developed by NPO Almaz Bureau, the high-precision missile system is capable of tracking up to 100 simultaneous targets from a distance of 150km, and requires no maintenance over its lifetime.

Different S-300 variants are currently operational with Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Now the rest of the story...

http://www.globalresearch.ca/russias-s-300-surface-to-air-missile-already-deployed-and-functional-in-syria-the-ordnance-bothering-the-allies/5336882?print=1


In 1998, Antey unveiled a modification of the S-300V, nicknamed the “Antey-2500.” Known as the S-300VM while in development, the upgraded model contains two types of missiles with maximum velocities of 1.7 and 2.6 kilometers per second. The modified system is capable of simultaneously engaging 24 targets at a range of 40-200 kilometers and altitudes from 25 meters to 30 kilometers. It can detect, track, and destroy tactical ballistic missiles with ranges up to 2,500 kilometers, hence its name, Antey-2500.7

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_04/North-Fleet-ships-engage-in-inter-fleet-exercises-in-Mediterranean-4990/

   Guess who's operating and upgrading the system these days for the second round of testing. I'll give you one guess  ::)
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Re: Greece conducts first test launch of S-300 missile system
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 02:22:34 PM »
Now this is interesting. A NATO member with Russian equipment. Funny how you don't see Russia raising hell about that particular installation.

Then you have the other NATO member (that Smoked Turkey from your other post) buying Iranian oil for gold.

Seems that NATO is dead and the west is losing its chess game.

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Re: Greece conducts first test launch of S-300 missile system
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 11:28:21 PM »
Perhaps NATO allowed a member to purchase that S300 so they could learn how to disable or defeat it. But that wouldn't make sense because I doubt Russia would allow that to happen. WTF is going on here?

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Re: Greece conducts first test launch of S-300 missile system
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 03:16:01 AM »
The russians have full control of the system (and must be present for maintenence and operation). This system was intented to be stationed in Cyprus. However Ankara was not pleased, and the situation was defused by parking the S300s in Crete (I don't know where but there there is a huge NATO  base in Souda. They are either there or only the russians know where...). It's a mobile system anyway... and purely defencive. The russians have the next generation ready.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-400_(SAM)

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Re: Greece conducts first test launch of S-300 missile system
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 11:52:16 AM »
Do these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9K720_Iskander fit in these boats? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistral-class_amphibious_assault_ship

Some black humor here. Does anyboby know what Iskander means? Vadimir must be laughing his ass out  ;)

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Re: Greece conducts first test launch of S-300 missile system
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 12:19:49 PM »
Perhaps NATO allowed a member to purchase that S300 so they could learn how to disable or defeat it. But that wouldn't make sense because I doubt Russia would allow that to happen. WTF is going on here?

WTF indeed. There's more "NATO unique" stuff and the russians know what to share and with whom

http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/zubr/

The vessels are also in service with the Greek Navy. Three vessels were commissioned in 2001. Kefallonia (L180) was purchased used from the Russian Navy but has been upgraded; Ithaki (L181) was completed by Morye Shipyard in Ukraine; and Zakynthos (L183) was built new by Almaz. A fourth vessel, Kerkira, was launched in June 2004 at Almaz's St Petersburg yard and was commissioned in January 2005. China plans to equip its Navy with four Zubr Class vessels by 2012.

ever hear about NBC? These people are great chess players. I always admired the russians (as chess players...)

The middle section accommodates the compartment for armoured vehicles to be landed with taxi tracks and loading and unloading ramps. The two outer sections house the main and auxiliary power plants, the troop compartments, crew living quarters, and life support and NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) protection.

Ventilation, air-conditioning and heating systems are installed in the amphibious troops compartments and in the crew living quarters. These areas are also fitted with thermal and sound insulation coatings and vibration isolation structures.