Russia Delivers Radar Jammers to Iran

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  1. Neil

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    MOSCOW - Russia has sent a set of mobile radar jammers to Iran and is negotiating future deliveries that Moscow believes do not contravene current United Nations sanctions on the Islamic state's regime, an official said Tuesday.

    The Avtobaza truck-mounted jammers are part of a broader line of arms Russia hopes to sell Iran despite concerns over Tehran's nuclear program, the deputy head of the military and technical cooperation agency said.

    "This is a defensive system," the agency's deputy director Konstantin Biryulin was quoted as saying by the state RIA Novosti news agency.

    "We are not talking about jets, submarines or even S-300 (missile) systems. We are talking about providing security for the Iranian state.

    "We are in constant talks with Iran over that country's purchases of military technology that does not fall under UN sanctions," he was quoted as saying.

    The arms delivery was disclosed the same day as a Western diplomat said Russia and China were urging the UN atomic agency to soften, or even hold back, a report detailing Iran's suspected efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

    Russia had strongly defended its close trading partner until agreeing in September 2010 to cancel a planned sale of S-300 missile systems and supporting stronger sanctions against Tehran.

    But limited arms shipments have continued and Iran last month finally put a Russian-made nuclear power plant on stream in Bushehr after years of delays.

    Biryulin did not disclose when the radar systems were delivered or how many units were sold.


    Russia Delivers Radar Jammers to Iran - Defense News
     
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    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    This will be a nightmare for the U.S. and its allies, combined together as the N.A.T.O.
     
  4. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    Russia also delivered jammers to Iraq, made no difference.
     
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    Param Senior Member Senior Member

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    I think maruthi as being sarastic
     
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    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    I said as it is a good tech for IRAQIS. Nothing other than that.
     
  7. Neil

    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

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    but they might have not used it effectively or at all...

    BTW isnt it a violation of UNSC resolution...and will certainly create problems in US-russia relation...??
     
  8. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Is a portable radar jammer any less of a vulnerable target than fire-directing radars, in terms of ECM? This is not an area I am very familiar with.
     
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    It's all understood in the P-5 club.
     
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    USA already has anti radar jammers, it is called AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Aray) mounted on 54 of Growler Planes . Total number to be delivered is 114 AESA equipped aircrafts. These are called electromagnetic weapons. Even USA has not developed any system to counter these weapons.

    You can read more about it in the Economist issue of October 15-2011.
     
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    I am not an expert either, but anything than can move around should typically be difficult to locate or keep track of; so probably less vulnerable.
     
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    F-18s Growlers actually played vital in the Libyan Conflict. These Avtobaza truck-mounted jammers wont be any effective.

    Interesting analysis by Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, RUSI.
    Very few allied attack missions were flown without a US electronic warfare aircraft above them acting as guardian angel. British and French forces had some of their own SEAD capabilities but were happy enough to rely on US coverage where possible.
    http://defenceforumindia.com/indian...ef-rafale-mmrca-shortlist-144.html#post325523
     
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