An intel website, namely Image Sat International revealed several satellite images on Wednesday that showed the construction of a missile site in the Tartus Governorate in western Syria, bordering Lebanon to the south.
The first image reveal three hangars with large industrial buildings that are related to surface-to-surface missiles (SSM) manufacturing.
“The compound contains three main hangars, which reminiscent large industrial buildings. If this site is indeed related to SSM manufacturing, it is possible that two hangars include production lines, and the third is for assembly,” Image Sat revealed. “However, there is probably no manufacturing neither assembly of missile engines and warheads in this complex, since protected structures weren’t detected.”
(1/3) #Safita, #Syria: According to @NewsChannelIL (Feb 2019), the Israeli intelligence marked this compound as an #Iranian missile site. #ISI visual #analysis findings increase the probability that the site is indeed a missile compound. The full report: https://t.co/9xX71gGAeL pic.twitter.com/okvz49gguw— ImageSat Intl. (@ImageSatIntl) March 13, 2019
In the second and three tweets released by Image Sat, the satellite images show the missile launchers and a compound that resembles an SSM manufacturing site from Khojir, Iran.
“During the last months, buses and vans were detected in the site entrance within the securely fenced compound. It appears that the workers use buses and vans as in military facility common pattern. Also, a new water tower was recently built,” they claimed.
“Those two findings indicate that the compound is active and under development,” Image Sat added.
(2/3) #Breaking: Missile launcher activity near #Safita, #Syria? On a dirt area 500 meters west of the compound, #ISI has detected massive and extensive trails. Here's the full #intelligence report: https://t.co/9xX71gGAeL#Iran #SSM #Missile #Space pic.twitter.com/TRhpqUybXI— ImageSat Intl. (@ImageSatIntl) March 13, 2019
(3/3) The site in #Safita, #Syria, has a military industry characteristics. The same construction visual patterns can be seen in other plants with the same purposes, such as the #SSM manufacturing in #Khojir, #Iran. Here's the full #intelligence report: https://t.co/9xX71gGAeL pic.twitter.com/l45I09DFXL— ImageSat Intl. (@ImageSatIntl) March 13, 2019