• Short Summary

    THE FIRST HAWK ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES SUPPLIED TO ISRAEL BY THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN PUT INTO POSITION IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    THE FIRST HAWK ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES SUPPLIED TO ISRAEL BY THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN PUT INTO POSITION IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. AN UNSPECIFIED NUMBER OF THE MISSILES WERE SOLD TO ISRAEL UNDER AN AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO.

    DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS, ISRAEL SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN UNDERGOING TRAINING IN THE USE OF THE MISSILE AT FORTH WORTH, IN TEXAS. BUT IT WAS ANNOUNCED ONLY EARLIER THIS MONTH BY MR LEVI ESHKOL, THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, THAT THE MISSILES HAD ACTUALLY ARRIVED IN THE COUNTRY AND HAD BEEN DEPLOYED AROUND STRATEGIC CENTRES.

    THE HAWK -- HOMING ALL-THE-WAY KILLER -- IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WEAPONS OF ITS TYPE. IT CAN BE USED AGAINST AIRCRAFT FLYING AT NORMAL TACTICAL COMBAT ALTITUDES DOWN TO TREE-TOP LEVEL. ITS HOMING SYSTEM IS CLAIMED TO BE ABLE TO PICK OUT THE REFLECTION FROM A MOVING TARGET AT LOW ALTITUDES FROM THE MASS OF SIGNALS REFLECTED FROM GROUND OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES, BUILDING AND HILLS.

    HAWK MISSILES WERE SUPPLIED TO ISRAEL TO BALANCE THE SUPPLIES OF BOMBER AIRCRAFT TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC AND OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES. THEY WILL BE SHOWN TO THE ISRAELI PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE FORTHCOMING INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE ON MAY 6.

    (THE SOVIET UNION SUPPLIED ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC SOME YEARS AGO. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE ARE TEN BATTERIES OF THE SAM II - GUIDELINE -SYSTEM DEPLOYED AROUND CAIRO, ALEXANDRIA AND PORT SAID. THE MISSILE IS SAID TO BE EFFECTIVE AGAINST AIRCRAFT UP TO AN ALTITUDE OF 80,000 FEET (25,000 METRES).

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EGAFRTK7QU6RRDJ94AS0RTEO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EGAFRTK7QU6RRDJ94AS0RTEO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment