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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Iran has parts of the S-300's but they're still in boxes

The same website that disclosed that Israel used Greece's version of the S-300 anti-missile system to test its own evasive abilities is now reporting that the apparent dispute between the US and Israel over when Iran might obtain the S-300 anti-missile system is really about when it will become operational. You see, Iran has some parts of the system already, but they're still in boxes.

Israeli and American military officials are now publicly differing on whether Iran will receive its pivotal S-300 Russian anti-aircraft batteries by September of this year or well into 2009, according to media reports. However, informed sources tell this reporter that while some of the first components have already arrived in Iran, they are still disassembled in boxes and undeployed. Hence, the difference between Washington and Jerusalem military sources may be parsing over the operational nature of the state-of-the-art batteries, not their actual delivery.


Russian sources contacted by The Cutting Edge News speculated that as many as five batteries were recently delivered to Iran, these having been pulled from active Russia defense units. The transaction is thought to be valued at $800 million, an easy sum for Iran whose economy is some 75 percent empowered by oil revenues.
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At 10:08 PM, Blogger Winston said...

hopefully they'll remain in boxes for some time to come

At 12:12 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

take out the boxes NOW..

do not give the bastards a moment to prepare

At 4:23 AM, Blogger Yishai said...

If they came from operational batteries in Russia, the step from boxes to deployment is a smaller one than one might think. The parts have only to be reassembled and tested, versus set up from scratch.


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