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18 January, Saturday


Iran needs these Russian weapons for bolstering military

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Iran's military is suffering from outdated equipments. It is due to UN sanctions which block purchasing weapons abroad. But it will be lifted by the end of 2020.

Here is three Russian weapons that can bolster Iran's military.

Su-30SM

This is the latest modification of the most produced 4++ generation Russian fighter jet.

One of its main features is its super manoeuvrability in aerial combat that gives a pilot the possibility to perform high-class aerobatics to evade enemies’ missiles.

Thanks to ‘Bars’, its radio-electric equipment stationed on board, every Su-30SM is able to utilise its missiles during such aerobatics and eliminate targets up to 100 km (62 mi.) away from the plane.  

The Su-30SM is able to utilise all modern and prospective Russian high-precision ‘air-to-air’ and ‘air-to-ground’ class guided missiles while covering up to 3,000 km (1,864 mi.) without refuelling and/or landing.  

K-300P Bastion-P  

The K-300P Bastion-P is a Russian mobile coastal defence missile system. It can defend coastlines from all modern carrier battle groups, warships and landing craft threatening the country. 

Each battery composes of a command vehicle, a support vehicle and four launch machines.

These missiles can eliminate targets on distances of up to 300 km (75–186 mi; 65–162 nmi) away from coast, thus giving Iran enough firepower capacity to defend the Persian Gulf and every ship passing through it. 

Each Bastion launch system can remain on active standby over a period of 3–5 days, or up to 30 days when accompanied by a combat duty support vehicle. 

S-400 Air Defense System 

This is the Russian air defense masterpiece that is unrivaled in the world. 

The S-400 air defense units are created to defend essential military and government structures from all modern and perspective aerial threats. These threats include jets and bombers covered in skies by stealth technologies, cruise missiles flying at supersonic speed right above the surface, ballistic strategic missiles flying in close space to their targets, etc. 

Each S-400 battery can shoot down targets from every direction at distances of up to 200 km (124 mi.), due to its 360 degree shooting radius (unlike its closest rival, the U.S.-made MIM-104 Patriot that can only defend an 180 degree radius). 

As with other Russian major air defense systems, this one can operate in any weather conditions, ranging from torrential rains to severe sand storms, and still be able to shoot down fifth-generation jets in 10 out of 10 cases.

The article has been published in Russia Beyond.

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