Skip to comments.Senior MP: Iran Mulling over Rival Defense Systems for S-300
Posted on 07/07/2010 8:15:46 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Iran enjoys a high level missile technology" and S-300 would not be the end point to Iran's efforts in acquiring or developing advanced missile defense technologies, Rapporteur of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazzem Jalali told reporters.
Moscow signed a contract with Tehran in 2007 to supply the powerful S-300 missiles to Iran but it has refrained from delivering the system to the county due to the US and Israeli pressures.
The S-300 surface-to-air system, known as the SA-20 in the West, can track targets and fire at aircraft 120 kilometers (75 miles) away. It also features high jamming immunity and is capable of simultaneously engaging up to 100 targets.
Meantime, Jalali called on Russia to abide by the agreement, and urged the country to review its behavior, Moscow's present approach will impair its reputation among the Iranian people.
He also reiterated that Iranian legislators are seriously pursuing the case and that they are studying possible options in case Russia shrugs off contract terms for the delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran.
An Iranian top military commander had announced several months ago that Tehran is able to replace the Russian-made anti-aircraft S-300 missiles with other air defense systems.
"If they do not deliver S-300 defensive system to us, we have replacements and we can supply our operational requirements through innovative techniques and different designs," Deputy Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Coordination General Hassan Mansourian said in November.
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I seriously doubt it
Yeah ...but they will have it and more when NASA gets done with its "Islamic outreach" program.