Syria now possesses Russian made Yachont missiles and it is now understood they have made their way into the hands of Hezbollah, a senior Israeli Navy officer told The Jerusalem Post.
The Israeli naval commander listed a number of maritime threats with which Israel must contend, ranging from Hezbollah and Syria in the north to IS and Hamas in the south.
The P-800, also known in export markets as Yakhont, is a Russian supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. In 2010 Sergei Prikhodko, senior adviser to the Russian President, said that Russia intended to deliver P-800 to Syria based on the contracts signed in 2007. Syria received 2 Bastion missile systems with 36 missiles each.
According to foreign reports, Israel has thwarted several attempts by the Assad regime to transfer weapons to Hezbollah, considering it a red line that cannot be crossed.