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Israel anticipates arrival of additional S300/400 to Middle East

According to the spokesperson for the Israeli Air Force, following the growing tensions between Iran and the United States, it would anticipate the arrival of new S-300 and S-400 systems in the Middle East. East, whether to protect Syrian airspace from which Hezbollah attacks are carried out, or directly on Iranian soil. To deal with this, Israeli strategists are now designing, during wargames, operations to eliminate, in the form of preventive strikes, the systems, whether Iranian or Russian, by using its F35As, of which it is one of the main missions. These wargames reportedly include simulations to prepare pilots.

Until now, both Moscow and Beijing have always opposed the delivery of high-performance anti-aircraft systems to Tehran. But if an attack were to be launched by the United States or its allies, the countries' positions would likely change, with the rapid delivery of surface-to-air, anti-ship systems and, possibly, aircraft to Iranian forces. , combat helicopters and armored vehicles, both countries having significant stocks of decommissioned equipment that can be restored to combat condition. It should also be remembered that while Iran only has 8 S300 systems, it also has more than 2,200 anti-aircraft systems ranging from the American Hawk to the Sayad 1/2/3 systems with a range greater than 100 km based on Chinese systems.

The Sayad 2 anti-aircraft missile designed from the American SM1MR
The missile equipping the Iranian Sayad 2 system is a modified copy of the American SM1MR
with a range of up to 120 km

It seems that, for the moment, it is above all the hostility of Europeans towards a military intervention against Iran which weighs American intentions, which does not envisage intervening without a broad coalition .

Fabrice Wolf
Fabrice Wolf
A former French naval aeronautics pilot, Fabrice is the editor and main author of the site. His areas of expertise are military aeronautics, defense economics, air and submarine warfare, and Akita inu.

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