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US 'concerned' over advanced air defense battery at Iran nuke site

US ‘concerned’ over advanced air defense battery at Iran nuke site

Why is the U.S. ‘concerned’? After all the S-300 was deployed to protect Fordo from air strikes. Is that why U.S. is ‘concerned’? Because its plans have been thwarted?

Bavar-373 air defense soon to come on stream

Within months the locally developed Bavar-373 will deployed, and together with the Russian S-300 it will radically alter the military balance of power regarding Iran

US drone enters Iran’s airspace, leaves after warning

US drone enters Iran’s airspace, leaves after warning

Probably on a mission to test Iran recently upgraded air defences

Iran's Nazir Radar System Put into Operation

Iran’s Nazir Radar System Put into Operation

Iran further enhanced its air defences Monday as it inaugurated an advanced, locally developed radar system

S-300 at Fordo nuclear site north eastern Iran. Click to enlarge

Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site

Iran begins operational deployment of recently delivered S-300 air defence system to protect its Fordo nuclear facility. Includes video

Iran Now Eyeing Sukhoi Jets After Success With Russian S-300s

With the S-300 deal close to being finalised and the Bavar-373 soon to be deployed, Iran is now considering new additions to its air force. Includes videos

Navy faces ‘new normal’ in Persian Gulf: more Iran provocations

Tensions in the Persian Gulf amid mounting and potentially explosive close encounters between the U.S. Navy and their Iranian counterparts

Iran unveils Bavar-373 long-range air-defence system

Iran unveils Bavar-373 long-range air-defence system

Jane’s Defence confirms that Iran’s air defence capabilities are growing in their capability and sophistication

Screen shot of IRGC Navy patrol boat from a video taken be crew memeber of the USS Nitze. Click to enlarge

Video: Destroyer USS Nitze Harassed by Iranian Patrol Boats

U.S. guided missile destroyer hounded by high-speed Iranian patrol boats

Russian Tu-22M3 conducting air strike over Syria. Click to enlarge

Have Russian Planes Really Left Iran?

Despite Iran’s public rebuke of Moscow, we wondered whether the Russian Air Force planes returned home, as claimed. Now our suspicions have been confirmed

Iran ends Russian use of air base because of unwanted publicity

Tehran rebukes Moscow and says it has withdrawn the use of air field following what the Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan described as Russia’s “showing off”

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Iran releases images of new missile defence system

Iran unveils long-awaited air defence system Sunday. Combined with the recently delivered S-300, the Bavar 373 makes Iran’s air defences quite formidable

Iran may allow Russia to use more air bases to pound terrorists

Iranian Minister of Defense says Russia will be able to use the Hamedan Military Airbase “for as long as they need”

The Strategic Impact of the S-300 in Iran

Delivery of the ‘game-changing’ weapons system is nearly complete. Christopher Harmer examines how it will alter the regional balance of power

Tu-22M3 bomber. Click to enlarge

What Russia’s new closeness with Iran means

The agreement with Iran on the Hamadan air base suggests that Moscow no longer considers Russian-American relations a top priority

Russian defense official proposes non-NATO anti-terror coalition: Russia, China, Iran, India

The chairman of the Russian Duma’s defense committee says the time has come for Russia, China, India and Iran to form a coalition that is not aligned with the “aggressive” NATO

French, British Diplomats’ Visit to Western Iran Aimed at Gathering Intelligence on Hamadan Base

British and French diplomats went to Hamadan, ostensibly to visit neighboring Kermanshah province, but they were stopped by the Iranian security forces

Antonov An-124 air freighters. Click to enlarge

After bombers, Russian S-400s for Iranian base

Website with links to IDF intelligence reports that Russia is deploying advanced air defence systems and Spetnaz Special Forces to a forward airbase in Iran

Russia and Iran Fly Across a Key Threshold in the Middle East

Does this TIME article indicate that the Western elite now view Russia as a target for regime change?

Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target IS in Syria

Russian Su-34 and Tu-22M3 bombers launching strikes on Islamic State from Iranian airbases