Russia lifts ban on S-300 missile system delivery to Iran

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Russia has lifted a ban on supplying Iran with a sophisticated air defence missile system, the Kremlin has said.

Delivery of the S-300s was cancelled in 2010 after the UN imposed sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.

But the Russian president gave the go-ahead after Tehran struck an interim deal with world powers to curb nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Despite the sanctions, Russia and Iran have remained close allies.

The contract to deliver the system was heavily criticised at the time by Israel and the US, who feared it could be used to protect Iranian nuclear sites from air strikes.

When it was cancelled, Iran filed a lawsuit seeking billions of dollars in damages.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a statement that the sale was put on hold "entirely voluntarily" to aid the talks on Iran's nuclear programme.


The Russian defence ministry said it was now ready to supply the S-300 equipment "promptly", an official there said, quoted by Interfax.

The delivery would be a "step forward", for Russian and Iranian relations, the Iranian Deputy Defence Minister Reza Talainik told the Tasnim news agency.

"I think Russia has returned to the first step and is prepared to act upon its previous undertakings. We hope it will do so and show us its good will," he said.

Israel reacted with dismay to the news.

"This is a direct result of the legitimacy that Iran obtained from the emerging nuclear deal,'' said Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz.


He said it was "proof" Iran planned to use relief from sanctions for arms, rather than the welfare of the Iranian people.

Russia was one of six major world powers to reach an outline agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme.

The sides have set a 30 June deadline to reach a comprehensive deal.

Tough negotiations lie ahead, in particular on how and when to lift sanctions.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to brief Congress, as the Obama administration attempts to persuade opponents not to block the deal's implementation.

He said they should "hold their fire" until they see a final agreement.

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has cautioned against seeing the interim agreement as a guarantee of a final deal.

Russia lifts ban on S-300 missile system delivery to Iran - BBC News
 
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all countries from the coalition should take actions against russia. according to the russian foreign minister they took this step after what happened in yemen! even if the s300 is a defense missile still we should make it clear to russia that its not acceptable.
iran can use the technology to make offensive weapons
 

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Didn't Iran develop a system called "bavar" or whatever ? They say it's equal or even superior to the S300,so i guess they don't need S300s..



They say that they have a missile that has a range of ~200km...
I won't put any comment since i don't really know if it's true or totally bs.
 

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yeah i saw it. its amazing!!
and one more thing. saudi should either buy some f-18 growler or make an f-15 growler based on the F-15SA

The F-15SA is a total different story my friend. The most advanced F-15 ever built from radar to missiles.

The Russians are phasing out the S-300 replacing it with the s-500. The S-400 is going to be phased out as well within a two years for sure. If the Russian did, its going to be restriction free for us on some US European hardware making the outdate s-300 training targets for the RSAF.
 
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Didn't Iran develop a system called "bavar" or whatever ? They say it's equal or even superior to the S300,so i guess they don't need S300s..



They say that they have a missile that has a range of ~200km...
I won't put any comment since i don't really know if it's true or totally bs.
you cant take shit from their media.
i mean if their state arabic spoken tv makes up a news that the saudi mufti or cleric issued a fatwa that a man can eat his wife! o_O8-P

what kind of crap would you expect from them ?! i think the Photoshopped missile test is a clear indication of their power and might

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Didn't Iran develop a system called "bavar" or whatever ? They say it's equal or even superior to the S300,so i guess they don't need S300s..



They say that they have a missile that has a range of ~200km...
I won't put any comment since i don't really know if it's true or totally bs.
Those were glued barrels displayed during a military parade in 2011 if I'm not mistaken. They weren't real. After the Russian objection to the deal the Iranians launch ''Yes We Can'' make like it indicating future project. The current air defense systems Iran has are very useless and old and their missiles aren't guided, free fall in another word.
 
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The F-15SA is total story my friend. The most advanced F-15 ever built from radar to missiles.

The Russians are phasing out the S-300 replacing it with the s-500. The S-400 is going to be phased out as well within a two years for sure. If the Russian did, its going to be restriction free for us on some US European hardware making the outdate s-300 training targets for the RSAF.
yeah but the growler is a complete electronic warfare plane fitted in a small jet fighter.
and the bad news they didnt give us the most capable radars on the F-15SA.
the plane it self is the most advanced but the american and isreali planes including the F15 will have a more capable radar
 

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yeah but the growler is a complete electronic warfare plane fitted in a small jet fighter.
and the bad news they didnt give us the most capable radars on the F-15SA.
the plane it self is the most advanced but the american and isreali planes including the F15 will have a more capable radar
AESA radar is included and will be installed to the entire fleet of the F-15. Let me refresh your memory.

  • 84 F-15SA Aircraft
  • 170 APG-63(v)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESA) radar sets
  • 193 F-110-GE-129 Improved Performance Engines
  • 100 M61 Vulcan Cannons
  • 100 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution
  • System/Low Volume Terminal (MIDS/LVT) and spares
  • 193 LANTIRN Navigation Pods (3rd Generation-Tiger Eye)
  • 338 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS)
  • 462 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVGS)
  • 300 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Missiles
  • 25 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-9X)
  • 25 Special Air Training Missiles (NATM-9X)
  • 500 AIM-120C/7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air
  • Missiles (AMRAAM)
  • 25 AIM-120 CATMs
  • 1,000 Dual Mode Laser/Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Guided Munitions (500 lb)
  • 1,000 Dual Mode Laser/GPS Guided Munitions (2000 lb)
  • 1,100 GBU-24 PAVEWAY III Laser Guided Bombs (2000 lb)
  • 1,000 GBU-31B V3 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
  • (2000 lb)
  • 1,300 CBU-105D/B Sensor Fuzed Weapons (SFW)/Wind
  • Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)
  • 50 CBU-105 Inert
  • 1,000 MK-82 500lb General Purpose Bombs
  • 6,000 MK-82 500lb Inert Training Bombs
  • 2,000 MK-84 2000lb General Purpose Bombs
  • 2,000 MK-84 2000lb Inert Training Bombs
  • 200,000 20mm Cartridges
  • 400,000 20mm Target Practice Cartridges
  • 400 AGM-84 Block II HARPOON Missiles
  • 600 AGM-88B HARM Missiles
  • 169 Digital Electronic Warfare Systems (DEWS)
  • 158 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Targeting Systems
  • 169 AN/AAS-42 Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Systems
  • 10 DB-110 Reconnaissance Pods
  • 462 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Helmets
  • 40 Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receivers
  • (ROVER)
  • 80 Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Pods

Also included are the upgrade of the existing Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) fleet of seventy (70) F-
15S multi-role fighters to the F-15SA configuration, the provision for CONUS-based fighter training
operations for a twelve (12) F-15SA contingent, construction, refurbishments, and infrastructure
improvements of several support facilities for the F-15SA in-Kingdom and/or CONUS operations, RR-
188 Chaff, MJU-7/10 Flares, training munitions, Cartridge Actuated Devices/Propellant Actuated
Devices, communication security, site surveys, trainers, simulators, publications and technical
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor
engineering, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistical and
program support. The estimated cost is $29.432 billion.
 
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AESA radar is included and will be installed to the entire fleet of the F-15. Let me refresh your memory.

  • 84 F-15SA Aircraft
  • 170 APG-63(v)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESA) radar sets
  • 193 F-110-GE-129 Improved Performance Engines
  • 100 M61 Vulcan Cannons
  • 100 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution
  • System/Low Volume Terminal (MIDS/LVT) and spares
  • 193 LANTIRN Navigation Pods (3rd Generation-Tiger Eye)
  • 338 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS)
  • 462 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles (NVGS)
  • 300 AIM-9X SIDEWINDER Missiles
  • 25 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-9X)
  • 25 Special Air Training Missiles (NATM-9X)
  • 500 AIM-120C/7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air
  • Missiles (AMRAAM)
  • 25 AIM-120 CATMs
  • 1,000 Dual Mode Laser/Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Guided Munitions (500 lb)
  • 1,000 Dual Mode Laser/GPS Guided Munitions (2000 lb)
  • 1,100 GBU-24 PAVEWAY III Laser Guided Bombs (2000 lb)
  • 1,000 GBU-31B V3 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
  • (2000 lb)
  • 1,300 CBU-105D/B Sensor Fuzed Weapons (SFW)/Wind
  • Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)
  • 50 CBU-105 Inert
  • 1,000 MK-82 500lb General Purpose Bombs
  • 6,000 MK-82 500lb Inert Training Bombs
  • 2,000 MK-84 2000lb General Purpose Bombs
  • 2,000 MK-84 2000lb Inert Training Bombs
  • 200,000 20mm Cartridges
  • 400,000 20mm Target Practice Cartridges
  • 400 AGM-84 Block II HARPOON Missiles
  • 600 AGM-88B HARM Missiles
  • 169 Digital Electronic Warfare Systems (DEWS)
  • 158 AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Targeting Systems
  • 169 AN/AAS-42 Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Systems
  • 10 DB-110 Reconnaissance Pods
  • 462 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System Helmets
  • 40 Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receivers
  • (ROVER)
  • 80 Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Pods

Also included are the upgrade of the existing Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) fleet of seventy (70) F-
15S multi-role fighters to the F-15SA configuration, the provision for CONUS-based fighter training
operations for a twelve (12) F-15SA contingent, construction, refurbishments, and infrastructure
improvements of several support facilities for the F-15SA in-Kingdom and/or CONUS operations, RR-
188 Chaff, MJU-7/10 Flares, training munitions, Cartridge Actuated Devices/Propellant Actuated
Devices, communication security, site surveys, trainers, simulators, publications and technical
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor
engineering, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistical and
program support. The estimated cost is $29.432 billion.
US and isreal has the "APG-82(V)1 "AESA
way more advanced than anything out there.
the europeans are way behind when compared. im not an expert but thats what i know.
 

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US and isreal has the "APG-82(V)1 "AESA
way more advanced than anything out there.
the europeans are way behind when compared. im not an expert but thats what i know.
Nope not advanced. The APG-82 has high RCS and that make the jet detectable from far distance higher than the one we have procured.

There is no restrictions on AESA radar. Its all depends on your requirements. The difference in the AESA family is the range and the RCS radar cross section. Your military doctrine determines which one you choose.
 

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Russia signed the deal in 2007 but suspended it because of strong opposition from the U.S. and Israel. (Reuters)

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News
Monday, 13 April 2015

The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, the Associated Press reported Monday, in a move which Iran said helps regional security.

Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel.

The decree signed Monday by President Vladimir Putin allows for the delivery of the missiles.

Iran hailed Russia's decision as a step towards "lasting security" in the region.

"The development of bilateral cooperation (with Russia) and with neighbouring countries in various fields can be very effective for lasting stability and security in the region," Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan said, quoted by state news agency IRNA.

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Shortly after the announcement, the White House said the decision could raise sanctions concerns.

Israel also slammed the decision saying that Russia's decision is the “direct result” of the international community's framework nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

“This is a direct result of the legitimacy that Iran obtained from the emerging nuclear deal,” Cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz said.

Steinitz added that the arms deal shows that Iran plans to use the relief from economic sanctions to buy weapons, not improve the living conditions of its people.

Israel has harshly criticized the U.S.-led nuclear deal, saying it would give Iran relief from sanctions while leaving its nuclear program largely intact. Israel believes Iran still intends to develop a nuclear weapon.

Iran filed a lawsuit with a court in Geneva seeking $4 billion in damages for breach of contract, but the court has not issued a ruling.

Russia has insisted that its decision in 2010 to freeze the S-300 delivery was based on the sanctions the United Nations Security Council imposed on Iran over its nuclear program.

Iran reached a framework deal with world powers this month that is intended to significantly restrict its ability to produce nuclear weapons while giving it relief from international sanctions. The agreement is supposed to be finalized by June 30.

There is no firm agreement on how or when to lift the sanctions.


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