Iran’s air force into two overall ability to improve response to air strikes
data for: double-barreled anti-aircraft guns for the Iranian army firing exercise
People News February 17, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered Iran to the existing air force “into two” set up air and ground air defense forces, in order to comprehensively improve the country’s ability to cope with the invasion of enemy air force. It is reported that the newly formed branches of the military will be responsible for radar warning Iran, military intelligence collection and anti-aircraft missile launchers and so on.
Iran’s military forces are special, in addition to the Iranian army, the ownership of the country’s supreme leader also has a special forces commander in person – the Revolutionary Guard. Zhezhi the most elite armed Iranian armed forces under the same, and is responsible for strategic missile launch work. However, the arrangement according to Khamenei, the Revolutionary Guard under the command of the air defense forces will also be allocated to the newly formed anti-aircraft command.
since U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House, the White House relations with Iran have eased, but the two sides around the Iranian nuclear issue, the dispute remains unresolved. United States and its Western allies still believe Iran may be secretly developing nuclear weapons. However, Iran has repeatedly stressed this, he did not intend to develop nuclear weapons, nuclear energy development is only one purpose, which is used to “power.”
Currently, the United States in the eastern and western neighbors, Iran (Afghanistan and Iraq) are a large number of troops, the situation so that Tehran was “no peace.” Although the United States announced the withdrawal from Iraq, but in fact these men moved to the east of Afghanistan, Iran, the United States did not reduce the deterrent force against Iran. In addition, Israel may launch air strikes targets in Iran.
Israel has recently declared support for U.S. President Barack Obama through diplomatic means to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, but stressed that the negotiations can not be “put off indefinitely.” Israel even stressed, if necessary, the States will attack Iranian nuclear facilities. Israel said the firm will not tolerate a nuclear Iran, the United States is still not ruled out the use of force to destroy Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
Israel members, said the state about a year to make the U.S. negotiations with Iran, if inconclusive then, Israel might launch a preemptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities against. The side that, even if such a blow could be “postponed” but not completely destroy Iran’s nuclear capability, Israel will take firm action. Iran said it would respond decisively to any invasion.
data show that the Iranian Air Force Base, the original 12 are located near the border with Iraq and Turkey. In recent years, Iran has begun in the eastern and southern parts of the construction of new air base. In addition, since 1988, after the Iraq war, Iran’s large-scale military exercises held every year to test the combat capability of troops and equipment in order to test their self-produced work conditions.
Iran’s Defense Minister announced that the country has successfully developed a new smart 100 mm anti-aircraft guns, this weapon will significantly enhance Iran, the low-altitude defense capabilities. It is reported that the new Iranian-made anti-aircraft guns equipped with advanced radar systems can effectively track invasive detection of Iranian airspace by foreign aircraft, helicopters and cruise missiles, and its precision strike.
order to meet U.S. and Israeli threats, Iran has actively developing ballistic missiles and air defense early warning system, and vigorously seek new imported foreign equipment (such as Russian production of anti-aircraft missiles). Currently, the Iranian Air Force has about 280 fighters, including Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets and U.S. F-14 fighters, but Reuters claims that the aircraft can probably only 80% off operations.
In addition, the development of a new Iranian long-range air defense missile system also has a “while chasing several targets’ capability. However, few public Iraq of weapons of details, it is difficult to assess the nature of this new equipment. Iran has repeatedly demonstrated its military exercises in various kinds of “new equipment”, and use other means to deter the missile test-firing across the sea with the U.S. Fifth Fleet.
since the Persian Gulf exports to the Strait of Hormuz on Iran’s “eyes”, the country with the use of shore-to-ship missiles, mines, and new submarines to block this transport artery of the ability of international oil, U.S. Army and do not want to compete directly with them. Earlier this month, Iran’s success will be a satellite into orbit, which means that Iran’s long-range missile delivery capability has been further improved.
present, Iran is the growing family of long-range ballistic missiles: the country’s main ballistic missile is the “meteor” series, including “Shahab-3″-type ballistic missiles, the relative backwardness of liquid rocket engines, but the technical derived from the former Soviet Union’s “Scud” missiles, so is relatively mature. “Meteor-3A” range and more than 1,500 kilometers, can be an effective deterrent to the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
Iran’s “Meteor-3B” even up to 1400-2500 km range missile, designed to combat the U.S. military in the Middle East and southern Europe, any target. In addition to “meteor” series of liquid fuel ballistic missiles, Iran is also developing more advanced solid-fuel ballistic missiles. Iran test-fired last year announced the “Sai Jier” medium-range missiles with a range exceeded 200 km, to further expand coverage. (H Yi Jun)