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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 20.02.10 | 02:07 (IST)

    "Is the S300 effective against modern military jets?" - W Pretty effective, thought the S-300PMU offered to Iran is not as capable as the ones Russia keeps for itself. The system is effective at very long range against high-altitude aircraft, and very effective at medium ranges against medium altitude aircraft. It is not so effective if the attacker is has trained against it or simulators and has developed effective countermeasures. "If so, do the Iranians have the technical capabilities to operate it properly?" - W I have not been able to reliably determine whether or how much the Iranians have been trained on the system. A good deal of competence in any highly complex weapons system requires more than training. It requires experience. Is the very long delayed S-300PMU1 sale to Iran a dire threat to the IDF? The S-300 will be a complication, but not a dire threat, if it is ever delivered.

    from the article: Russia to supply Iran with S-300 defense systems
    First published 22:26 19.02.10 | Last updated 22:30 19.02.10
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