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Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane
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Posted on 09/17/2018 7:35:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin

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To: BenLurkin
We hit something! We actually hit a plane!

Wait, wait it's one of our allies planes. We hit a Russian plane.

WE SHOT DOWN A PLANE!

21 posted on 09/17/2018 9:03:34 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Steely Tom
Lol.

Japan airlines flight 007 comes to mind.

22 posted on 09/17/2018 9:22:58 PM PDT by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be the Cat Food instead.)
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To: Dogbert41
Same here.

Russian electronic stuff from the 2000's vs Israel 2018 electronic warfare stuff while playing in Israel's backyard.

23 posted on 09/17/2018 9:26:04 PM PDT by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be the Cat Food instead.)
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To: prophetic

Korean Air Lines 007.


24 posted on 09/17/2018 9:46:17 PM PDT by railroader
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To: railroader

Thanks for the correction! I don’t know why I made that kind of mixup.


25 posted on 09/17/2018 10:17:56 PM PDT by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be the Cat Food instead.)
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To: North Coast Conservative

100%


26 posted on 09/18/2018 3:52:49 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: BenLurkin

I know a lot of FReepers jest about this, but this is a seriously dangerous situation. Russia will be moved domestically to respond. Hopefully this can be smoothed over.


27 posted on 09/18/2018 5:19:35 AM PDT by captain_dave
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To: Blood of Tyrants
You would think the IFF would have prevented a friendly fire shootdown.

Unless the Israelis were jamming heavily (and thus impeding reception of IFF signals), and had their jamming aircraft sitting where the Russian plane was between them and the Syrian missiles in case the Syrians launched in "home on jam" mode.

28 posted on 09/18/2018 5:26:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It rubs the rainbow on it's skin or it gets the diversity again!")
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I know a lot of FReepers jest about this, but this is a seriously dangerous situation. Russia will be moved domestically to respond. Hopefully this can be smoothed over.

The Israelis think they can poke the bear, and that the US will shield them from any response. At least, that's their hope...

29 posted on 09/18/2018 5:30:08 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It rubs the rainbow on it's skin or it gets the diversity again!")
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ECM aircraft have more than one e-weapon at their disposal than a high power, static-noise jam. They can also fool the receiving radar into thinking that there are more or fewer aircraft and spoof them miles away from their actual position.


30 posted on 09/18/2018 1:19:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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I don’t think Russia will bomb Syria over it.


31 posted on 09/18/2018 1:21:48 PM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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