Friday, April 7, 2017

59 Tomahawk missles

Fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from the destroyers USS Porter and Ross in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, targeted the Shayrat Airfield where Syria based the warplanes used in the chemical attack. The missiles destroyed aircraft, hardened hangars, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radar at the base.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said “the combat efficiency of the U.S. strike was very low" and that only 23 of the 59 missiles fired by the U.S. reached the base.

Konashenkov said six Syrian jets were destroyed but the air base's runway was intact. Earlier, the Syrian army said the strikes killed six people.
The Tomahawk missile family consists of a number of subsonic, jet engine-powered missiles designed to attack a variety of surface targets. The per unit cost is something around $ 1,500,000