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Surveillance Strike Complex" (SSC). The Egyptians surprised the Israelis with the world's first SSC when they crossed the Suez Canal in a surprise maneuver attack in 1973 under the cover of an air defense missile system that denied the Israeli Air force

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Surveillance Strike Complex" (SSC). The Egyptians surprised the Israelis with the world's first SSC when they crossed the Suez Canal in a surprise maneuver attack in 1973 under the cover of an air defense missile system that denied the Israeli Air force the ability to bomb them, with anti-tank hunter/killer teams on the ground to stop the Israeli Armor Corps. Fortunately, the Egyptians stopping gived the IDF Generals like Ariel Sharon the time to reorganize themselves into a combined-arms force with MANEUVER elements that could """the world's first SSC""" The Egyptian fighters fought the most vicious Air battles against the Israelis & gained Air Superiority while the Israelis had never dreamt of losing their dominance. :Gen. Steag Lo Fagrin One of the Swedish Armed Forces Commanders. I never thought that we will get this much loss in Aircraft. :Robert Hotter American Expert Writer. The Egyptian approach to the 1973 October War represents an outstanding case study for any student of military history. :Major J.C. Moulton, United States Air Force. Israel lost one fifth of its Air Force at the beginning of the war. Most of the losses were in the (Phantom) fighters & the Heavy Attack Bombers. :Midelton The American Military Expert, Newyourk Times. Golda Meir, Israeli prime minister during the October War //My Life: "The war has shown that we were no stronger than the Egyptians. The halo of supremacy and the political and military premise that Israel is stronger than them, that they would be defeated should they dare to start a war, did not old true". "My theory was that it would take them the whole night to errect bridges, which we would manage to disable using our armoured vehicles. But it turned out that it was not easy to disable them. Sending tanks to the battle front was very costly. We never expected that." Moshe Dayan, Israeli defence minister during the October War: Press conference, 9 October, 1973: "Many changes have taken place since 6 October 1973. We should not, therefore, overestimate Israel's military supremacy. On the contrary, there is now an overwhelming sense in Israel of the need to review national rhetoric. We have to be more realistic". Aba Eban, Israeli foreign minister during the October War -- November, 1973 "For Israel, the war the Egyptians' victory was the more decisive". General Ishio Javitch: Symposium on the October War, Jerusalem, 16 September 1974 "The English proverb says, 'the higher you rise, the further you fall.' On 6 October, Israel fell off the top of the tower of peace and tranquillity it had built for itself. The shock was as great and as impressive as the earlier illusions had been. "It seemed as though the Israelis had woken up from a long sweet dream to find the principles, illusions and facts they once believed in shaken and shattered by a new, unexpected fact, which to most of them, was quite incomprehensible." Amnon Kapelock, Israeli military commentator //Israel: End of a Myth: "For the Israeli army, this is the first war in which many soldiers suffered combat shock and needed psychological treatment. SOME OF THEM FORGOT THEIR OWN NAMES. "The October War has shaken Israel from top to bottom. In the place of our former overconfidence, suspicions have emerged and questions surfaced: could we stand another war?" Zaev Schev, Israeli military commentator// The October Earthquake: Yom Kippur War: "The October War was an earthquake. For the first time in the history of Zionism, the Egyptians tried and succeeded in imposing by the force of arm a fait accompli. "The setback wa terms is two and a half times the US loss in the Vietnam war over ten years" Gen. Barlif: The Egyptian Air Force showed a very high unexpected level of performance. The pilots showed no lack of confidence & courage as well as the ground crews were able to manipulate & handle the most complex aircraft. We were astounded with the Egyptian Pilots excellent level & their high fighting competence. :Po...