The Twitter account representing the Israeli Defense Forces, @IDFSpokesperson, posted a stunning video of an Israeli missile descending towards an SA22 Greyhound short range air defense system. According to Military Today, the SA22 is capable of shooting down cruise missiles and guided bombs.
This one wasn’t.
Per Military Today:
The Pantsyr-S1 (Western reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) was designed to protect strategic military and civil point targets. It was originally designed to meet requirements of Russian Air Defense Forces (PVO).
This system is capable of engaging a wide variety of aerial targets, such as aircraft, helicopters, ballistic and cruise missiles, guided bombs and UAVs.
Developers claim that it is also capable of engaging stealthy aircraft, such as the F-22 and F-35.
It was first publicly revealed in 1995 and entered service in 2007-2008. The first 10 Pantsyr-S1 air defense systems were delivered to the Russian Air Force in 2010. It is claimed that by 2014 more than 200 of these air defense systems were produced. It has also been exported to Algeria, Syria (up to 40 units) and United Arab Emirates (50 units). This air defense system was recently ordered by Iraq. The Pantsyr-S1 saw action during the military conflict in Ukraine.
Back in 2015, Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold specifically mentioned Iran’s attempts to transfer SA22s to Hezbollah as yet another reason for the world to reject the Obama-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran.