The success of Israel’s attacks against Iranian infrastructure in Syria was in many ways due to the use of a Kolchuga passive sensor, Avia-pro reports, citing Chinese experts.
The Kolchuga sensor helped the Israelis to identify the location of all Syria’s aerial defense systems, which include a Tor surface-to-air missile system, a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems, an S-75 surface-to-air missile system, and a JY-28 radar.
The Chinese experts drew attention to the startling accuracy of the Israeli airstrikes, and observed that before acquiring the Kolchuga system, Israel had been extremely cautious about deciding to attack Iranian facilities in Syria.
Israel acquired a Ukrainian-made Kolchuga-M passive sensor system at the end of 2018. In January 2019, a Russian-made Pantsir system was destroyed by an Israeli suicide drone.