Skip to comments.With lifting of U.S. ban, Russia plans delivery of S-300s
Posted on 06/24/2010 3:06:43 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Russia, in wake of its support for United Nations sanctions, was expected to deliver long-range air defense systems to Iran. A leading Russian analyst said the Kremlin would launch efforts to supply the S-300PMU1 air defense system to Teheran. The analyst said the United States has agreed not to block the S-300 and other Russian defensive exports to Iran.
"Clearly, there is realization that this contract will take place," Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, said.
On June 10, Pukhov said Russia's defense industry has been pressing the Kremlin to implement the S-300 and other military deals with Iran. He said S-300 manufacturer Almaz-Antey wanted to avoid a huge fine for late delivery of the system, which could reach 30 percent of the $1 billion contract, or $300 million.
"All this may negatively affect the financial stability of the leader of the Russian defense industry," Pukhov said. "It is hoped that the state finds a way to compensate for Almaz-Antey losses through subsidies or other funding."
Russia has already sold the TOR-M1 short-range air defense system and was discussing the sale of the MiG-29SMT fighter-jets to Iran. Pukhov said the Security Council sanctions banned the export of the MiG-29 and other fighter-jets to the Teheran regime.
"The same can be said about other planes of the Russian-Iranian military-technical cooperation, which fall under the new sanctions the UN Security Council," Pukhov said.
Iran has made the S-300 sale a litmus test in relations with Russia. On June 13, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said Teheran expected the Kremlin to honor its 2005 contract.
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Yes, we have to protect our new allies from a aggressive and oppressive democracy called Israel.
That’s part of the hope and change that Obama promised for the New America!
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Obama throws the Western World under the bus.
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