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I saw your post about Iran buying jets/tanks after 2020. I wonder can they afford to modernize their Air Force now considering the oil sanctions has them in a budget deficit recently? I remember in the past, around 2012-2013 there were rumors that they were going to order a large batch of Russian fighter jets. Don't remember the variant, however they will likely consider that same deal this time around if they have the funds.

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Any news on upcoming fighter jet deal?
 

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Habibi you shall know better.
IMO, it's a personal leaning, but can be very dangerous for Pakistan.
Really complicated to figure out where pakistan is trying to head. On one hand, they have CPEC and OBOR which requires alignment with iran, on the other hand, husband-wife type relationship with our old GCC friends who have proved themselves in times...
 

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I saw your post about Iran buying jets/tanks after 2020. I wonder can they afford to modernize their Air Force now considering the oil sanctions has them in a budget deficit recently? I remember in the past, around 2012-2013 there were rumors that they were going to order a large batch of Russian fighter jets. Don't remember the variant, however they will likely consider that same deal this time around if they have the funds.

@yavar

Any news on upcoming fighter jet deal?
I think they will struggle to find funds, but those Iranians seem to always find some funds somewhere for Nuke program, or proxy wars.

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts
By LOLITA C. BALDOR27 minutes ago




In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talks to clerics in his Islamic thoughts class in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Iran's supreme leader supported the government's decision to increase gasoline prices and says that those setting fire to public property during protests against the hikes are "bandits" backed by the enemies of Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran’s military capabilities.
The DIA report concludes Tehran is committed to becoming the dominant power in the Middle East, and it warns that the Islamic Republic is making rapid progress developing attack drones and other missile systems. The report comes amid escalating tensions between Iran and the West in the wake of a series of attacks on commercial shipping vehicles and Saudi oil facilities this year that have been blamed on Tehran.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, an intelligence official said Iran would probably buy the tanks and aircraft from Russia and China. The U.S. has stringent economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic and those would likely continue even if the U.N. embargo is lifted. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.
Currently, Iran uses 1970s-era Soviet tanks and a number of older fighter aircraft, according to the DIA report.
Iran’s defense budget declined a bit this year and could face more cuts, as the country struggles under severe economic pressure due to the U.S. sanctions. There have been widespread protests in Iran as people have seen their savings evaporate amid scarce jobs and the collapse of the national currency, the rial. The DIA report said the budget problems could affect Tehran’s ability to meet its military goals. But, it added that Iran also uses other sources of funding to support its military activities, including money from private corporations, smuggling and other illicit activities.
Under the 2015 nuclear deal, the United Nations-imposed arms embargo on Iran is slated to be lifted in October 2020. The Trump administration pulled out of the deal last year and imposed new sanctions on Iran. The five other parties to the agreement — Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- still support it.
Tensions between Iran and the West intensified earlier this spring, when there were a number of suspected Iranian attacks against commercial ships in the Persian Gulf region. Then in September, there was an attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that U.S. and Western officials also blamed on Iran. In response, the U.S. sent about 3,000 troops along with missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia, and it beefed up its naval and air presence in the region.

Iran has denied involvement in the attacks and has warned the U.S. that any military response will spark an “all-out war” with immediate retaliation from Tehran.
The DIA report says Iran has also increased its use of drones, as surveillance assets to watch American troops and ships in the Gulf and as weapons platforms to launch attacks. And the report says Tehran is improving its cyberspace capabilities, both to collect information and to launch cyberattacks against U.S. and other targets.
“Although still technologically inferior to most of its competitors,” the report said, “the Iranian military has progressed substantially over the past few decades.”

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I think they will struggle to find funds, but those Iranians seem to always find some funds somewhere for Nuke program, or proxy wars.

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts
By LOLITA C. BALDOR27 minutes ago




In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talks to clerics in his Islamic thoughts class in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Iran's supreme leader supported the government's decision to increase gasoline prices and says that those setting fire to public property during protests against the hikes are "bandits" backed by the enemies of Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran’s military capabilities.
The DIA report concludes Tehran is committed to becoming the dominant power in the Middle East, and it warns that the Islamic Republic is making rapid progress developing attack drones and other missile systems. The report comes amid escalating tensions between Iran and the West in the wake of a series of attacks on commercial shipping vehicles and Saudi oil facilities this year that have been blamed on Tehran.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, an intelligence official said Iran would probably buy the tanks and aircraft from Russia and China. The U.S. has stringent economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic and those would likely continue even if the U.N. embargo is lifted. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.
Currently, Iran uses 1970s-era Soviet tanks and a number of older fighter aircraft, according to the DIA report.
Iran’s defense budget declined a bit this year and could face more cuts, as the country struggles under severe economic pressure due to the U.S. sanctions. There have been widespread protests in Iran as people have seen their savings evaporate amid scarce jobs and the collapse of the national currency, the rial. The DIA report said the budget problems could affect Tehran’s ability to meet its military goals. But, it added that Iran also uses other sources of funding to support its military activities, including money from private corporations, smuggling and other illicit activities.
Under the 2015 nuclear deal, the United Nations-imposed arms embargo on Iran is slated to be lifted in October 2020. The Trump administration pulled out of the deal last year and imposed new sanctions on Iran. The five other parties to the agreement — Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- still support it.
Tensions between Iran and the West intensified earlier this spring, when there were a number of suspected Iranian attacks against commercial ships in the Persian Gulf region. Then in September, there was an attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that U.S. and Western officials also blamed on Iran. In response, the U.S. sent about 3,000 troops along with missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia, and it beefed up its naval and air presence in the region.

Iran has denied involvement in the attacks and has warned the U.S. that any military response will spark an “all-out war” with immediate retaliation from Tehran.
The DIA report says Iran has also increased its use of drones, as surveillance assets to watch American troops and ships in the Gulf and as weapons platforms to launch attacks. And the report says Tehran is improving its cyberspace capabilities, both to collect information and to launch cyberattacks against U.S. and other targets.
“Although still technologically inferior to most of its competitors,” the report said, “the Iranian military has progressed substantially over the past few decades.”

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Ohh yeah, they can never match the conventional power of KSA, UAE, Kuwait and other GCC countries. Let ‘em try...
 

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I was referring at the timing of the visit.
 

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yes SU-35 in ...... numbers if Russia honor deal and the paper which they have signed


but remember is big if here we talking about country called Russia with big track record of which everybody knows well
Iran is in a difficult position with the US and pretty much the entire western block. Russia does not want its tech to fall into the hands of the US should a military conflict break out.
 

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I was referring at the timing of the visit.
It was a scheduled visit. From what I have got from couple of YouTube sources, not sure of the reliability of the news, is Iran suspects foreign involvement in recent unrest over petroleum prices and stuff and has asked General Bajwa to help in building an effective strategy to counter the move.
 

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yes SU-35 in ...... numbers if Russia honor deal and the paper which they have signed


but remember is big if here we talking about country called Russia with big track record of which everybody knows well
Thank you Yavar, I knew there was a deal in the past but it didn't go through. It would be interesting if Russia did sell and deliver a number of those jets in 2020.
Iran is in a difficult position with the US and pretty much the entire western block. Russia does not want its tech to fall into the hands of the US should a military conflict break out.
I think Russia in a way has some competition with Iran in the region, especially in Syria and doesn't want them to get too confident/powerful. By refraining from delivering those jets it has some leverage over Iran by pitching this deals around when Iran would be in a worsening security situation.
 

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