The Iranian regime is once again trying to procure the Russian made S-300 air defense missiles, even after they had claimed that their Islamic revolutionary engineers could manufacture the S-300 system in Iran without any foreign assistance. Turns out, those bogus claims weren’t true.
The S-300 is a Soviet long range SAM (Surface to Air Missile) developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles with variants developed to intercept ballistic missiles.
The Iranian Air Defense Forces have some modern air defense systems such as the Russian built Tor M-1 and legacy air defense systems such as US made I-Hawk MIM-23, or Russian built SAM-6 and S-200 systems.
Almost all of these air defense systems are designed to deal with low to medium altitude targets, save for the legacy S-200 of which Iran has a handful. It must be noted that some of Syria’s Sa-17 air defense systems have found their way to Iran through Lebanon’s terrorist group Hezbollah which upon arrival, were given a new paint scheme and an Arabic name ‘Raad.’ Some analysts have rightly speculated that Iran has been the actual financier of these expensive purchases by the Syrians in the first place.
Iran’s plans to obtain the sophisticated S-300 missile system stems from the regime’s desire to protect its nuclear facilities from a possible US or Israeli air strike. The original deal was suspended by the Russian government out of respect for the United Nations’ embargoes on the Iranians.
So far their attempts at procuring S-300 have been futile. They must know that S-300 will not stop the Israeli Air Force or the U.S. Air Force from penetrating the Iranian air space in order to bomb the regime’s nuclear weapons facilities.
Winston Smith for TheAviationist.com
Image credit: FARS News agency
1- do u like someone call your country regime ?
2- Iran build already several mid-range SAM all by itself, Like Raad , Mersad , Mersad-2.
3- The S-200 using by Iran is fully upgraded, Using different electronics and radars.
4- if american or Israeli had the ball to attack Iran, they was doing it long time age.
5- Israeli couldn’t deal with Hezbollah which is a small group of Lebanon people who defend their country against Israeli and been trained by Iran (new definition of terrorist by west)
how the hell they wanna deal with Iran itself?
Lol “….the ball”
Looks like the ball is in our court?
hitler had only one. Just like a certain occupation in the middle east, feeding off American taxpayers.
They were, not they was*
1- If it looks like a duck, and talks like a duck….
2-Yes, just like the Qaher 313, Saeqeh, and stealth flying boat. Very imposing specimens!
3- See above.
4- Nobody wants to attack Iran. Why would they? And the only people unaware that an attack on Iran would be a cake walk, are propaganda guzzling Iranians like yourself.
5- You live in an alternate reality if you think Israel didn’t handle Hezbollah. How many rockets have come out of Lebanon since, BTW? That’s right.
Israel without foreign help is nothing.
iran work on own works. some folks are …
According to who? Israel’s level of technological achievement is infinitely superior to Iran, in literally *all* fields. This is indisputable.
If you’re talking about militarily? Israel can deliver more ordnance to Iran in two air sorties, than Iran’s entire stockpile of missiles capable of reaching Israel.
“Israel’s level of technological achievement is ” taken from other states, mainly the USA and paid for by American taxpayers.
You’d do well to inform yourself, and understand the world around you.
Hope this helps.
It helps to show how what they do is possible because American taxpayers pay for their occupation forces.
Apparently you didn’t read the article. Might want to work on that.
That does not change the fact that Israel lives off American taxpayers.
Good grief. Israel has a 250 billion dollar economy. The US gives Israel about 3 billion. Only a brain dead propaganda guzzler would consider that “living off American taxpayers”. If that’s the case, Egypt and Pakistan are also “living off American taxpayers.”
You should really start researching topics yourself before regurgitating such ignorant opinions.
Not even a thank you, to the American taxpayers! How ungrateful can zionists be?
The federal government may shut down Tuesday because it cannot afford to pay its bills yet we are still sending Israel billions of dollars in military aid, loan guarantees, other grants and free or reduced cost weaponry every year. http://mondoweiss.net/2013/10/government-crisis-calling.html
Oh BTW, you realize that photo above is from Iran’s first BS claim of S-300 ownership – but it’s actually just oil barrels welded together and bolted to the back of a tank carrier, don’t you? It’s completely fake – just like the rest of the propaganda you inhale.
don’t bother yourself with those details
the last line shows the whole point of this thread
“you must know that your air defence systems can’t stop “zionist regime” attacking you”
well “The US regime” doesn’t even have balls to attack syria
on that basis I can imagine how likely it is for “zionist regime” to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and survive after that idiotic move
There must be a reading comprehension problem on the part of the author. I don’t see how Zarif’s answer to a question regarding the Antey 2500 procurement and Iran’s effort to develop its Bavar 373 syetm are mutually exclusive. In its most recent announcement, Iran has specifically said it’s looking for a replacement for the S-300 deal with Russia. This means they’re looking to get something in return fro their $800 m initial payment, OTHER THAN the the S-300. The work on Bavar, by all accounts, is ongoing.
David, you may want to ask the author tone down the ideological language in order to preserve a semblance of professionalism here, as this reads like a 3rd-rate neocon blog.
If you think this “reads like a 3rd-rate neocon blog” because of “ideological language”, I’d *LOVE* to see your interpretation of Iranian government press releases and official Iranian government mouthpiece media.
In case of escalation, Israël could easily deal with Iran’s nuclear installations with a few nuclear-tipped missiles launched from one of their submarines.
Such an attack would be initially impossible to attribute, but eventually impossible to keep secret.
i would really be interested to know how S-300 is more essential to iranian AD than say OTH radars or metric band AESA radars.
Iran had bought some good radars:Nebu, kasta and is working on building and OTH radar named Sepehr(sepehr is in testing phase and amateur radar enthusiasts have reported to have heard it)
What Iran lacks is a good long range anti air system, Iran has S-200 but it is old so Iran needs s-300.
you are sick. Iran’s system is in R&D stage and of course Iran will build it eventually but it takes few years for the actual system. In the short term Iran needs a working system.