Israel's Military Intelligence Chief, Major-General Aharon Yariv, accused the Soviet Union and Egypt, on Monday (26th October), of building up "One of the most advanced missile systems in the world" in the Suez Canal Zone.
GV Yariv and press
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SCU General Yariv.
TRANSCRIPTS: (SEQ 4): REPORTER: "Could your airforce survive this atmosphere?. Is it intolerable?"
YARIV: "Well, the question is what the situation will be like. I think it is difficult for an airforce to compete with it....but not impossible. It is only a question of price, and we shall have to weigh this carefully and to find the right answers at the right time, in the situation that will prevail at that moment. But it will definitely not be easy."
REPORTER: "More than a hundred missile carriers....how many missile launchers will be...sites rather... how many launchers, how many actual missiles?"
YARIV: "Well, if we say there are between 40 to 50 operation batteries in this area... let us say, let us take the high number.....then we'll make a deduction. Fifty. If a third of them approximately are self-raised, and a third is about,let's say 15. Fifteen batteries, four launchers each. Sixty launchers...200...the rest is about 35.....35 by 6 is about a hundred... 200...then about over 300, plus the reserve they have got. Let us say, yes, we have another complement of it all.....about 36 hundred missiles in this area.
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Background: Israel's Military Intelligence Chief, Major-General Aharon Yariv, accused the Soviet Union and Egypt, on Monday (26th October), of building up "One of the most advanced missile systems in the world" in the Suez Canal Zone.
Major-General Yariv described the establishment of the missile systems as " a flagrant breach of explicit undertakings given to the United States, as sponsor of the agreement, for a 90-day ceasefire and military standstill in the canal area."