Thursday, January 12, 2006

Iran "fearful of Attack," Improves Air Defenses

Jerusalem Post: "According to intelligence, Iran has beefed up its air defenses around various nuclear sites as a precaution against a possible pre-emptive strike by US or Israeli forces. The source described the present Iranian air defenses as 'good.' It is known that Iran has deployed Soviet-origin anti-aircraft systems around the 1000-megawatt Bushehr nuclear reactor.

Iran's air defense contains Russian SA-2, SA-5, SA-6 as well as shoulder-launched SA-7 missiles, according to The Military Balance published by the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. They also have aged US-made Hawk missiles and have been seeking to purchase the sophisticated S-300P from Russia. "

3 Comments:

Blogger Pastorius said...

Let's see, Western Military technology, seemingly, improves at almost, an exponential rate, and yet you believe this to be significant story.

You believe the Israelis are defeated, before they even send out their forces?

I believe the Israelis have thousands of years of miraculous saves to back them up.

2:58 AM  
Blogger Thomas the Wraith said...

No, I don't believe the beefed-up Iranian defences would stop the Israelis or the US but this does show that we will not have the element of surprise. This is not Iraq in 1981. The Iranians are a lot smarter and better organized than Saddam was. This is just one more obstacle, but the accumulation of all the obstacles make bombing their nuke site a difficult operation, more so than any airstrike in recent years.

8:45 AM  
Blogger GoogleGuy said...

I,Unfortunetly,agree with thomas the wraith...

I think we`d still win but it sure isn`t gona be as easy as it was back then...

About the US...I`m sure theyr win easly
They just need the right motivation...

7:54 AM  

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