Good news for Iran. If it ever starts shelling itself, it will have a poorly implemented system of some kind against it. Also if it shortchanges Hamas, which then starts shelling it with its own rockets, it will also be covered.
Iranian military leaders announced on Wednesday that Tehran is readying new mid-range and long-range missile defense systems reminiscent of Israel’s Iron Dome system, which destroys rockets in mid-air before they strike the ground.
Esmayeeli, who did not reveal many technical details about the new equipment, said that the mid-range and long-range defense systems will be connected to Iran’s larger military apparatus.
“These missile systems will include combined systems, artillery, and radar systems, other new systems,” he was quoted as saying by Fars.” The long-range missiles to go on display on September 22 are the ones which have been optimized by Iranian weapons experts and specialists.”
Esmayeeli revealed that the construction of new drones and war planes had been fully authorized and paid for by the Iranian government, which is set to see another $2.8 billion cash infusion over the next several months as part of the deal reached last month to extend talks.
That comes courtesy of Obama.
Announcements of new Iranian weapons systems have been taken with a small amount of salt. Iran’s new stealth jet was widely mocked as fake. Then there was the fake aircraft carrier they built to blow up in a movie.
Considering how extensively the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is embedded into Iran’s economy, at least some of this activity has to do with their economic interests.
But that doesn’t mean that Iran isn’t capable of being dangerous. Even Pakistan managed to go nuclear and Iran has a better technological base than Pakistan.