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Unread post21 Jan 2020, 02:37

Russian sources: Moscow gave Iran the high precision tech for missiles that struck US bases in Iraq

https://www.debka.com/russian-sources-m ... s-in-iraq/

Russian sources: Moscow gave Iran the high precision tech for missiles that struck US bases in Iraq
Jan 19, 2020 @ 9:37 F-35 planes, Iran missiles strike US base in Iraq, Russian GLONASS

The high precision technology accounting for the astonishing accuracy of Iran’s missile strike on the US Ain Al Asad air base in Iraq on Jan. 8 came from Moscow, say Russian media quoting local military sources. They name the technology as the GLONASS global navigation system, which corresponds to the American GPS, and had the effect of reducing the Iranian missiles’ targeting error to just 10 meters.

The same sources report that the Iranians launched altogether 19 missiles against the Ain al Asad base n western Iraq, of which 17 struck dead center of their targets.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the accuracy of impact amazed US and Israel intelligence, which had not been aware of this Iranian capacity. Its significance is such that – whether provided by Russia or self-made – Iran’s short- and medium-range missiles can reach any point in the Middle East that is unprotected by effective anti-missile systems within a 700km radius.
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Unread post23 Jan 2020, 02:39

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6 F-35 jets were reportedly on Iran’s borders at time of plane crash: Russia

Acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says there is unverified information that at least six American F-35 jets were “in the Iranian border area” at the time when Iran accidentally downed Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 last week.

This information has yet to be verified, but I’d like to underline the edginess that always accompanies such situations,” he said on Friday.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/01/ ... sia-Lavrov


Russia being Russia by spweing complete BS at the highest level that is only meant to create media buzz so that the truth gets buried by tons of bovine excriment.

Tehran is nowhere near the border, and "border area" is about forty times more distant than SA-15 effective engagement area. Even if Iranian super-duper long range radars detected six F-35s "in the border area" it ain't an excuse to blast a civvie airliner that is taking off from your own airport and is checking in with ATC. Western and Israeli jets are quite regular visitors in Iraqi and Syria airspace, send some fightes to intercept, not SHORAD missiles in "Inshallah!" mode.
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Unread post30 Jan 2020, 17:46

Pentagon Iraq briefing about the recent attack featuring Defense Secretary and Chief of Staff discussing brain trauma casualties and future defensive improvement. The US had asked Iraq permission to move Patriot batteries in. Would not discuss if further defense measures are planned i.e. anti-rocket/mortar ones.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... -iraq.html

Esper said that a U.S. commander in Iraq has requested a Patriot missile battery for reinforcement, "and in this case we support the commander."

The U.S. does not currently have Patriot defenses at either Al Asad or Erbil, where American troops are located. In coordination with other Gulf partner nations, the Pentagon has stationed the missile battery at other locations, such as bases in Saudi Arabia, which officials judged were more likely to be in Iran's crosshairs, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

"[But] we need the permission of the Iraqi government; that's one issue," Esper said.

"There's mechanical pieces -- the 'science of war' so to speak -- of actually moving and bringing in Patriot. So the mechanics need to be worked out [to bring in an Army battalion]," Milley said.

He could not say for certain whether a Patriot battery could have prevented or intercepted the dozen or so ballistic missiles that hit Al Asad. "But it is what they're designed to do," Milley said.


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Unread post31 Jan 2020, 14:34

marsavian wrote:Russian sources: Moscow gave Iran the high precision tech for missiles that struck US bases in Iraq

https://www.debka.com/russian-sources-m ... s-in-iraq/

Russian sources: Moscow gave Iran the high precision tech for missiles that struck US bases in Iraq
Jan 19, 2020 @ 9:37 F-35 planes, Iran missiles strike US base in Iraq, Russian GLONASS

The high precision technology accounting for the astonishing accuracy of Iran’s missile strike on the US Ain Al Asad air base in Iraq on Jan. 8 came from Moscow, say Russian media quoting local military sources. They name the technology as the GLONASS global navigation system, which corresponds to the American GPS, and had the effect of reducing the Iranian missiles’ targeting error to just 10 meters.

The same sources report that the Iranians launched altogether 19 missiles against the Ain al Asad base n western Iraq, of which 17 struck dead center of their targets.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the accuracy of impact amazed US and Israel intelligence, which had not been aware of this Iranian capacity. Its significance is such that – whether provided by Russia or self-made – Iran’s short- and medium-range missiles can reach any point in the Middle East that is unprotected by effective anti-missile systems within a 700km radius.


Considering the missile strikes caused little damage and no casualties, I wouldn't be bragging about this if I were Russia...
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Unread post31 Jan 2020, 15:28

mixelflick wrote:Considering the missile strikes caused little damage and no casualties, I wouldn't be bragging about this if I were Russia...


Considering they hit what they aimed for, and pretty much obliterated what they hit, I'd say they have every right to brag. They weren't aiming for a body-count; they were making a statement.
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