Iran’s air defense systems are outdated and pretty useless against US stealth bombers or the Israeli air force’s electronic jamming instruments.
Iran launches its huge Modafean-e (Defenders) Aseman-e-Velayat air defense exercise Sunday, Nov. 22, to protect its nuclear sites, after failing to persuade Russia to deliver the linchpin of its air defenses, S-300 missiles.
Our sources report that, aside from the Russian-made Tor-M 1 short-range interceptor, Iran’s air defense systems are not capable to defend the nuclear facilities.
As many nuclear installations as possible are being moved to secret subterranean sites – among them most of the research laboratories working on the development of nuclear weapons and missiles.
Lacking the crucial S-300, a senior Revolutionary Guards officer was reduced to threatening: «If Israel attacks Iran, Iranian missiles will explode in the heart of Tel Aviv».
DEBKAfile Special Report
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) id more than capable of striking and destroying the Iranian nuclear program.
This is not a matter of military capability. Its a matter of a political game in Jerusalem, London and Washington.
The new US Administration headed by Barack Hussein Obama are not giving the Benjamin Netanyahu government the green signal to attack. Neither is the US willing to join Israel in a strike on the Ayatollah regime in Iran.
And the clock is ticking. It is only a matter of time before Iran will be able to make their oral threats of destroying Israel in to nuclear reality.