Remaining tensions between the United States and Israel on the one hand and Iran on the other could lead to military conflict. Despite the unusually large U.S. military deployed in the Persian Gulf, Iran has something to respond to a possible escalation of the military conflict, пишет Military Watch.
In Iran, who in Washington is considered one of the main opponents of the United States, no deterrent, like Russia, China and DPRK. Tehran is the only one “four US threats”, non-nuclear. Besides, Iran's armed forces are also the weakest among the above US enemies.
However, despite the sanctions, the country managed to create a rather powerful air defense system, based on Russian and proprietary technologies. The army is armed with Russian long-range anti-aircraft missile systems S-300PMU-2 and S-200, as well as domestic “Bavaria-373” and “Khordad-15”. there is evidence, that Russia at the beginning 2020 delivered the latest missiles for the S-300, thereby increasing the combat capabilities of the complex.
Besides, Iranian air defense relies on Russian radars “Resonance-SE”, who will reveal the US-Israeli strike on Iran. This complex of the meter range allows you to detect and recognize targets, including subtle, at a distance 1100 km. The system was originally designed to work in the most severe conditions, the complex is capable of functioning at temperatures from -70 to +70 degrees Celsius, wind speed up to 50 m / s and effectively resist electronic warfare. Wherein “Resonance-SE” completely mobile. It occupies a square of 100x100 meters and can be deployed in a matter of hours by one team.
This January, the Iranian “Resonance-SE” discovered and escorted American F-35 fighters, who flew near the borders of the republic after a series of Iranian missile strikes on American military bases in Iraq.
The publication notes, that after the lifting of the arms embargo, Iran may purchase more advanced air defense and radar systems. In this case, preference will be given to Russian and Chinese manufacturers.