Satellites Indicate New Missile Factory in Syria

March 13, 2019

Author: 

Itai Blumenthal

Publication: 

Ynet News

Related Country: 

  • Israel
  • Syria

An analysis of satellite imagery by Israeli intelligence firm ISI appears to show the construction of a missile factory in Safita, Syria. The images show a secured site with a fence, vehicles, three hangars, and a new water tower, as well as patterns of activity suggesting that it is a missile manufacturing plant under development. The hangars may be intended for the production and assembly of missiles, however the absence of protected structures suggests that engines and warheads are not currently being produced. The building pattern is similar to that of missile manufacturing plants, including one located in the Iranian city of Khojir.