Skip to comments.Iran providing Hezbollah with GPS-equipped weapons
Posted on 10/19/2018 9:13:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
American and western intelligence sources believe Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, and that the deliveries now include Global Positioning System (GPS) components to make previously unguided rockets into precision guided-missiles, increasing the threat to Israel, Fox News reported on Friday.
One of the Iranian flights arrived in Lebanon three days ago, officials told the news channel.
Irans Fars Air Qeshm flight number QFZ-9950 departed Tehran International Airport on Tuesday at 9:33 a.m. local time, and flew to an unknown destination, according to flight data obtained by Fox News.
Later in the day, the Boeing 747 jet touched down in Syrias capital Damascus before continuing on to Beirut, arriving just past 2:00 p.m., according to the flight tracker software.
On Wednesday evening, the Iranian cargo plane departed Beirut for Doha, Qatar arriving just after midnight local time, and returned to Irans capital Thursday at 6:31 p.m.
Western intelligence sources said the Iranian cargo plane carried weapons components, including GPS devices to make precision-guided weapons in Iranian factories inside Lebanon.
The United States and Israel, as well as other western intelligence agencies, have offered evidence that Iran has operated similar weapons factories in Syria and Yemen, in addition to Lebanon.
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Never mind that! We need to focus on breaking all ties with the Saudis!
Is there a way to scramble the GPS signal
The Israelis usually wait till it all gets unloaded, then blows it all up.
The strategic balance in the Persian Gulf has shifted to Iran’s favor thanks to the Clinton Administration allowing China to obtain an advanced American designed missile guidance system. The Chinese have developed state of the art stealthy shore to ship missiles. In their case they have a strategic need to rid the Taiwan Strait of hostile naval forces in the event of war with the ROC. They sold some of these missiles to the Iranians who have fortified the shores of the Persian Gulf. This has placed the big blue water capital ships of the US Navy, despite their defensive weapons in an untenable position in the narrow, shallow Gulf. At one time the US had two full carrier groups deployed in the Gulf. If shooting actually had started the US faced a debacle worse than Pearl Harbor in less than 15 minutes. Those missiles with a flight time of less than 30 seconds, combined with an asymmetrical attack could not be totally stopped.
The “GPS’ systems the Iranians have sent to Hezbollah are no doubt a model of those guidance systems the Iranians have reversed engineered. It would be foolish for the US or the Israelis to underestimate Iranian scientists, engineers and capabilities. The Israelis are particularly vulnerable not just from Hezbollah rockets but the Iranians no doubt have deployed mobile stealthy missiles in Syrian locations very close to Israel.
Have no love for Iran. They provided many of the IEDs that killed and maimed many Americans in Iraq. Still, sincerely hope there is no shooting at least until effective anti missile counter measures are developed and deployed both on US Navy capital ships and in Israel.
The Obama / Tehran nuclear program deal is funding GPS guided weapons to Hezbollah.
Guess who funded this new adventure of Iran? OBAMA and his $150 Billion, $140 Million dollar sneak cash flights to Iran.
The blood of every Lebanese and Israel who is killed or wounded by these rockets and mortars is on the head of Obama/Abedin/Jarrett/Rhodes/Palmieri, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John Brennan, James Clapper, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Sen. Ben Cardin, Feinstein and earlier Barbara Boxer, and J STREET KAPOS.
I can feel assured that Israel will attack Iran when the first rockets with guidance hit their marks, we are near a major war,..
Trump knows we are being hit from all sides, financially, immigration, etc etc
The war would go better with a secure border, seal it, deport
we could learn from Israel, the whole world needs to..
Israel could non-stop barrage jam GPS frequencies over Lebanon. Better yet, spoof GPS signals with wildly inaccurate “ephemereides”. Redirect Hezbollah rockets to Tehran and Damascus. Military GPS signals are encrypted and not vulnerable to spoofing. During conflict, the U.S. can add “noise” to decrease the accuracy of the C-code, the unencrypted signal.
During World War II British electronic surveillance discovered radio beams coming from Norway and France, intersecting over England. The surveillance was motivated by discovering a very sensitive Lorentz (beam landing system) receiver in a German plane that had been shot down. The British did not interfere with the Beams, though they could easily have jammed them. They appreciated the Germans tipping off the target and flight path hours before raids. During the Blitz, one in eight Junckers-88 that attacked England were shot down.
GPS satellites transmit several signals. The lowest power and least accurate signal, the C-code, is unencrypted. It is the one used by civilian GPS receivers. Just before he left office in 2000, Bill Clinton set up the Presidential Commission on GPS (I forget the exact name, but you get the idea.) One of the first actions of the commission was to remove the "military error" from the C-code. They also issued a statement to the effect that the U.S. would "never" introduce error or deny access to the C-code. George Bush shut down the commission shortly after assuming office, but the damage had been done. The U.S. considered scrambling the C-code during Operation Enduring Freedom, but decided against doing so.
The C-code uses less bandwidth and is inherently less accurate than the wider bandwidth and more powerful encrypted military signals. In addition errors were deliberately added to decrease the accuracy.
The original premise for the unencrypted c-code was that it would always be less accurate than inertial navigation, and would therefore never provide an adversary any military utility. Clinton was apparently indifferent to such considerations. The existing C-code is reliable and accurate enough for worldwide free access for end users. It costs the U.S. about a billion dollars a year to maintain, which works out to about a penny a day per person. Your welcome. The GPS system was so perfectly worked out and implemented that is has discouraged serious imitation. The initial investment is about 20 billion dollars in sunken costs, to duplicate what is already available.
Hope that’s sarcasm
Of course! The real question should by why the Washington Traitor Post had a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and best friend of Osama Ben Ladin on their payroll!
Was it due to something like this: https://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/storage-entrepose/aafc-aac/pfsg-pgef-7-eng.htm
Considering its the IRI, I wouldn’t be surprised if they wanted to permanently get rid of one or 2 of the sailors and the others were just collateral damage.
According to https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/428754/Bodies-of-Iranians-from-Nazmehr-ship-still-in-Baku-embassy : Medical examination of the bodies of Akbar Mansumi Kerim (1989), Seyid Murtuz Mirhuseyn (1986), and Sadzhad Sayad Feriydundur (1990) is underway.
Have you seen any other info about them?
we are 39 years late giving this so-called theocracy a serious beat down
Spending Obama's gift.
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