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Iran’s Air Defense employed an upgraded version of the locally-made Sayyad-3 high-altitude air-defense missile yesterday. This missile provides the upper layer of the Talash air defense system, designed to intercept targets at ranges up to 150 km. It can track 30 targets and engage 12 of them simultaneously.
The Iranian news agency Tasnim said today that Tehran had received the first batch of interceptor missiles of the Russian S-300 PMU-2 air defense system. The original contract revised in 2015 enabled Moscow to upgrade the systems delivered to Iran to the more advanced PMU2 version. The system is expected to reach operational capability within months.
The defence ministry in Seoul said the missile test took place at around 5:20 am on Monday near the eastern port city of Wonsan. The missile was launched from a mobile transporter-launcher, and flew for seconds before exploding. It appears to be the latest in a string of missile tests as the country tries to advance its weapons program in defiance of the international community and its closest regional ally, China.
North Korea failed yesterday twice in its attempt to launch a Musudan intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM). In the past two weeks Pyongyang failed three attempts to demonstrate the missile's capability, adding to the frustration of North Korea leadership. These failures indicate the unreliability of Pyongyang's untested IRBM capability that seems to be rushed into service by the leader Kim Jong Un to support his nuclear weapon ambition.
Iran conducted the first launch of the 'Simorgh' last week, Tehran's largest satellite launch vehicle, and what the Pentagon views as a key element of its effort to build long-range missiles. Although Iran has not confirmed the test flight, both US and Russian sources reported the event, but the sources are not in agreement whether it was a success, part success or failure.
The camouflaged vehicles seen on these civilian transporters were spotted this week at in Iran's caspian Sea port of Bandar-e Anzali. These vehicles are likely the Russian S-300 missile system delivered from Russia. Russian sources indicated that the delivery is imminent.
Iran conducted today multiple launches of ballistic missiles from hitherto unknown missile base in central Iran, where missiles are maintained in high readiness in underground silos.
Iran unveiled today one of several underground missile bases where the country's Revolutionary Guards' ballistic missile units are based. Such facilities comprise a network of interconnected tunnels, fitted with concrete paved surfaces enabling rapid and efficient transportation of missiles from storage areas to launch points.
Iran has test fired a new missile equipped with maneuverable, re-entry-vehicle (MARV) warhead, capable of hitting targets with accuracy four times better than previous Shahab and Ghadr missiles.
Despite the Russian declared intention to assist fighting ISIS in Syria, NATO defense officials are concerned of the Russian military buildup in the country
Iran unveiled yesterday a new member of the Fateh ballistic guided missile family. The new Fateh 313 missile has a range of 500 km - twice the range of the former Fateh 110 version. According to Iranian sources the new missile will enter production soon, following a recent successful test flight.
Fighters loyal to Yemen’s government-in-exile on Friday clashed with Houthis inside the rebel-held Al-Anad Air Base, the country’s largest, after capturing most of the surrounding area.
Op-Ed by David Eshel: The fact that Israel failed to thwart the agreement and even failed to influence its content is a total failure. Netanyahu is acting like a person convinced that this is a battle over Israel's actual existence. He is wrong: Israel will continue to exist. Israel is strong and very far from facing another Holocaust.
After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions - an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world.