In high-definition photos taken by the Israeli “Eros B” spy satellite, Russian mobile short-range Iskander ballistic missiles are clearly seen on trucks inside an army base in Latakia, Syria, Israel’s Channel 2 reported today, the JPost reports.
The pictures prove that Russia has provided Syria with some of its most advanced missiles. Strong rainstorms forced the Russians to transfer the missiles to different locations using trucks, leaving them exposed.
The Iskander, with a range of up to 500 km., has the capacity to carry nuclear warheads and is superior to the older Scud missile. Its accuracy is very high and it can strike a target within a 7-meter radius, compared with the Scud which can strike within a 450-meter radius.