Skip to comments.China Opens Missile Plant In Iran
Posted on 04/27/2010 8:51:21 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
China inaugurated a missile plan in Iran last month, even as the United States and its allies were pressing Beijing to support a new round of tough economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, Jane's Defense Weekly reports.
It's a military relationship that goes back two decades and, in light of Russia's reluctance to provide the Iranians with advanced air-defense missile system to counter possible U.S. or Israeli airstrikes, is set to expand.
Robert Hewson, editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons, reported that the factory for assembling and producing Iran's Nasr-1 -- Victory 1 -- anti-ship missile was opened March 7.
The Nasr is identical to China's C-704 anti-ship missile, Hewson says. Iran's burgeoning defense industry, much of it controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, has been producing Chinese-designed anti-ship missiles such as the C-801 since the early 1990s.
The C-704, developed by China Aerospace Group, targets ships of 1,000-4,000 tons displacement and is the equivalent of the U.S. AGM-119 anti-ship missile. With a range of 106 miles and a 240-pound warhead, the C-704 has a kill probability of 95.7 percent.
The Iranians, possibly with Chinese assistance, have even developed improved versions such as the Noor, an upgraded version of China's C-802, with a longer range than the original and over-the-horizon capabilities.
Indeed, Hewson observed that "Iran has gone further than China in fielding the C-802, taking what was previously a land- and ship-launched weapon and producing an air-launched version that can be carried by Mi-17 helicopters and fast-jet types."
Over the years Iran has developed a range of anti-ship missile systems from the Chinese weapons that gives the Islamic Republic's regular navy and the IRGC's naval arm the capability to exert a considerable degree of control over waters in the Gulf and the Arabian Sea.
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That’s pretty funny
And we don’t have much leverage with Communist China because our silly politicians spent foolishly, then borrowed from China. Not to mention the unbalance in trade.
It is either laugh or cry about this.
I am not going to let it ruin my night.
This is No surprise whatsoever.
>>>”It’s a military relationship that goes back two decades”
Only two decades?! Many, many more than two decades, if not strictly in “a military relationship”.
Of course, Obama is & has been more about speeches, marketing, propaganda, and the building of pie-in-the-sky illusions on the world stage for his own legacy. He has to, because he knows nothing of much real substance can be achieved with China or Iran (and that’s just for his foreign policy)...
Another proof, among many other reasons, why Sanctions on Iran will not yield “make or break” results. However, for many, it gives the illusion that “something” is being done to prevent Mullahs’ regime from getting nukes.
Financed by “free trade”.
So that giant sucking sound wasn’t just jobs leaving.
It is America collapsing.
Buy American. The job you save may be your own...
Like no one saw this coming. Stay tuned. Might even be some real stern warnings from the WussInCheif. Oh, my.
Confucius says: Badminton birdie over water caught in wet net.
You bet, and it sure in hell didn't start with the current Puppet in Chief, Obama
Yep...These global free traders that have been cheerleading these destructive trade policies, will live to hide from their own comments.
“and it sure in hell didn’t start with the current Puppet in Chief, Obama “
This is true. Hope we get some better leaders in the future and people will vote more intelligently.
SO is Obama still bowing to them?
We need to send the Raptors to the Pacific and keep 7 carriers devoted to that area as well.