As I’ve posted over the past few days, the West has demonstrated an ability to penetrate sophisticated IADS since the latter stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. IAADS complicate strikes, if attacked sloppily, they will inflict significant casualties, but they rarely, if ever, have driven off an attacker.
This particular Iranian IADS is reputedly their best. It didn’t work.
The Israeli military targeted an advanced Iranian air-defense system at the T4 base in Syria last week and not just attack drone deployment, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
The report noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the strike after conferring with U.S. President Donald Trump, in hopes of preventing Iran from using the anti-aircraft battery against Israeli jets carrying out strikes in Syria.