Report: Russia delivers supersonic cruise missiles to Syria
Haaretz and Reuters
December 2, 2011
Russia has delivered supersonic cruise missiles to Syria, AFP reported on Thursday.
A military source told the Interfax news agency, “The Yakhont supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles have been delivered to Syria,” although it was not made clear exactly when the shipment was made.
A second Russian official speaking to Interfax said the missiles “will be able to protect Syria’s entire coast against a possible attack from the sea.”
Russia signed a contract reportedly worth at least $300 million in 2007 to supply Syria with cruise missiles, and Russia intended to deliver a total of 72 of the missiles to Syria, AFP reported.