Thursday, April 23, 2015

Russia: S-300 Missiles Won’t Be Delivered to Iran Anytime Soon



Russia’s TASS News Agency reported today the delivery of S-300 missile systems will not happen anytime soon. Tass quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying, “Supplying Iran with Russian S-300 missile defense systems is not a matter of the nearest future.” (The Moscow Times, 23 April)

File photo: S-300 missile system; Moscow, 2009 (Vitaly Kuzmin/Wikicommons)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is clear even without explanation. The old S-300PMU1 for Iran were dismantled. Even if for Iran is supposed to send a non-export C-300PM1\PM2 from inventory of the Russian army, it will require at least a few months for upgrade and modifications to integration in the Iranian air defense system. If Iran has agreed to receive the new S-300VM "Antey-2500", then it may require 1-1.5 years for the production and testing of these systems.

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

Once an unreliable Russian, always an unreliable Russian.

Anonymous said...

only fools believed that Putin was doing more than spewing a threat against those complaining about his theft of Crimea.

Russia isn't going to ship missiles to iran as long as the Security Council prohibition remains in place.

Anonymous said...

Piruz MollazadehApril 23, 2015 at 4:35 PM
Agreed