In front of the portraits of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, left, a long-range, enhanced S-200 missile is displayed by Iran's army during a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Russian publication Avia.Pro posted a satellite image on Sunday of what they claim to be an Iranian air defense system near the Syrian-Lebanese border.

Citing an unnamed source, the publication posted a satellite image that allegedly shows the deployment of the Iranian-made Khordad-3 air defense system near the Syrian-Lebanese bordr.

“The source of the news agency has provided satellite images showing at least three Iranian-made Khordad-3 anti-aircraft missile systems on the Syrian-Lebanese border, from where most of the Israeli F-16 attacks are made. The effective range of destruction of targets of the latter is from 75 to 105 kilometers, which is enough to defeat Israeli fighters in the event of new attacks on Syria,” the publication said.


According to Avia.Pro, the transfer of these air defense units to Syria could have been done via air lift by the Islamic Republic.

“It should be clarified that the appearance in this region of Syria of Iranian air defense systems was a rather big surprise, and if initially there were assumptions that we were talking about the Soviet-made ‘Cube; complexes, then later it turned out that the Syrian army has everything only a few of these air defense systems, which are located near Damascus,” they continued.

Avia.Pro would add that the appearance of this air defense system comes just a month after the Islamic Republic vowed to improve Syria’s air defenses.

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Angel Libralesso
Angel Libralesso
2020-08-31 04:45

These Air defense systems actually work , it’s the same that shot down the 200 millions stealth drone from the US Navy… Now let’s wait for the k1ke lovers butthurt over this.🤣