Reuters is reporting that Russian radar operators (at Armavir Radar station, using Voronezh-dm radar) have picked up two ballistic ‘objects’ being launched from the central eastern Mediterranean, although they state that no explosions were recorded in Damascus.
According to Reuters the Israeli’s have said they are not aware of any missile launches from that area.
No further details are being reported at this time. Still, it must be noticed that cruise missiles, believed to be used in the opening stages of an attack on Syria, don’t fly on ballistic trajectories.
And, obviously, it’s quite unlikely that the U.S. has launched an attack on Syria before Congress approved it….
Update: Israel has admitted it conducted a test of the Arrow system with an Ankor missile, launched from a jet, simulating an SSM.
Richard Clements for TheAviationist.com
Rocket-assisted drone launch activity?
There are even bigger air-launched ballistic missile targets: http://ghostrocket.blogspot.com/2013/05/air-launced-missile-defense-targets.html
Possibly a US/Israeli test not to evaluate Arrow 3 system, but actual Syrian air defence?
Testing activity of ballistic missiles (or cruise missiles) shouldn’t be announced in advance?
What’s it about there were two object detected? Sounds like the have admitted to only one so far? Did they fire an Arrow at the air launched target?