Skip to comments.Russia 'will' deliver S-300 to Iran in 2 months
Posted on 11/27/2009 7:27:20 PM PST by Flavius
Russia has ensured that it will honor a deal providing Iran with the S-300 sophisticated anti-aircraft system, Tehran's envoy to Moscow says.
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Didn’t Iraq and Syria have Russian air defense systems?
Q: With Obama in office, does Iran really need this missile system...??
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i have no idea but a shot is fired across that straight and oil is at 300
with depression now with oil north of $ 10.00 per gallon
those silkworms are sufficient for all tanker traffic and Iran will light up the sky
none of this is any good
Well alrighty then! Israel should send the Russians a big thank you bouquet and go ahead and take out those pesky nuclear facilities before these are installed!
Back in 2006, Syria had S-300 systems to defend their airspace. The Israelis spoofed them successfully and destroyed the reactor site that had been built in NE Syria. The Russians have improved their software since then - that was a real nasty surprise.
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They still do, to keep Israeli fighters away from their nuke facilities.
No, they didn’t. At the time the only modern SAMs (Pantsir-S1) in the Syrian inventory were short-range SAMs.
Yep. A little research shows that you are correct. And the strike occurred in 2007, not 2006. Faulty memory on my part.
“Didnt Iraq and Syria have Russian air defense systems?”
Yes, but I don’t think the S-300...
“none of this is any good”
Doesn’t matter... It’ll be over in days, before the current contracts even notice it, it will be down again.
Looking into this the S-300 components seem to have been around for quite some time. Why would the Israelis have a problem with it?
Syria does but it was defeated by the Suter when the Israelis attacked their reactor.Suter is a military computer program developed by BAE Systems that attacks computer networks and communications systems belonging to an enemy
Russian S-300 missile systems, also known affectionately as "targets."
I don’t know why they’d have too much of a problem with it. The Israelis did have a joint exercise with Greece that enabled the Israelis to test their aircraft against the Greek (originally Cypriot) S-300s.
That said, I would expect the Russians to have made updates by now.
Looks like Bibi will have to move that timetable up a bit. I agree with you...the strait of Hormuz will be closed for at least a month or more and oil will shoot to 3 or 4 hundred a barrel. Gas will be $10 a gallon if it’s available at all.
Is this the same Russia that Obama tried to appease by stabbing our Polish and Czech allies in the back in order to get Russia to help us with our Iran problem?
Russia ‘will’ deliver S-300 to Iran in 2 months ...............................Hidden message here?
The risk has been the same since 1979...
What is funny is that we’ve had it under control since the 80’s...
But some countries like Russia just love to see chaos, and potential conflict that would benefit their economy...
Like someone else said here...Those S-300 systems are targets...
It really is all about who will blink first over there...
The Israelis were testing any new countermeasures that they have probably developed(Suter Program)
or, if the are to be delivered on that date certain, strike then and get the missile defense system, too.
Really? If so, I’d be annoyed if I were the Greeks. If the Israelis were doing that, wouldn’t the Greeks be undermining their own equipment (although I guess they also have Patriots)?
yea, this sale has been pending for some time
lot of analyst and think-tank types believe this is a red line for the Israelis and that they would attack before the S-300 was operational as it would make the already difficult task at hand that much tougher
I figured the Greeks would be kind of leery of helping out the Israelis too much, given the relatively (until recently) close ties the Israelis have with the Turks. I just wouldn’t see the trade off as being of significant benefit for the Greeks.
Relations are souring beween the Turks and the Israelis. The Israels may have new friends if Turkey continues its path of Radicalism.
Iraq had old antiquated Soviet systems that were 70’s vintage, with the Syrians having early 80’s vintage hardware and software.
If Greece has the S-300, than the US has got to have a demonstrator model (Greece is part of NATO).
100 percent agree with that.
True, but still, compromising your security (although, I don’t know how much the Greeks need the S-300s given they have Patriots too) to help someone who’s only a moderate ally at best seems a bit much. In fact, given past Israeli-Turkish cooperation, the Greeks might view the Israelis as a hostile for all I know. I just find it hard to believe the Greeks would just let the Israelis poke and prod their air defenses without something in return. Anyways, thanks for the info :) .
Russia sold S300 to US during Yeltsyn presidency.