Flimsy and the real threat of Iranian missiles

A few days back in the Strait of Hormuz were the next exercise naval forces of Iran. As in the aftermath of all past similar events, great command of the Iranian Navy responded on the results of the exercise. Military sailors have shown what they can do and how will be able to defend their country against attacks from the outside. In the middle of the rest, in the official Iranian statements about the constant teachings are prevalent word about the trial of new and new systems of missiles of different classes. At the current time is a tool specifically considered one of the Western countries over unsafe even in the near-term.

Imaginary and the real danger of Iranian missiles

One recent cause for concern was not so long ago, Iran made antiship rocket Quader («Kadir"). Guided cruise rocket capable of hitting targets at ranges of up to 200 km and for all that is said to have its management system provides great accuracy significantly compared with the previous Iranian-made anti-ship missiles. Also, they say the Iranian military's ability to mount missile launch facility "Qadir" is actually on at least some Iranian naval warship. If the claims made by PKR Quader match reality, then in the hands of Iran has a new trump card that can to some extent protect the country from attack and to prevent possible war.

Antiship rocket "Qadir" is one of the consequences of special attention given to control Iran's new missile systems. As they say Iranian generals, almost missiles are the only class of weapons that could prevent the onset or the latest war, or assist the Iranian army slightly easier to defend from attack. Iranian engineers already have gained some success in the direction of the missile and, in the views of some Western intelligence as early as 2015 can start their own testing of the first intercontinental ballistic missile. So Makar, two of the priority directions of the Iranian defense industry — missile and nuclear — as well will be able to ensure the security of the country.

It should be noted Iranian designers still managed to make the creation of only medium-range missiles. Most new ballistic missiles such class family "Sajjil" have range up to 2500 km. So Makarov, for the merits of the sacred mark of 5,500 km Iranian rocket scientists will have to put a lot of effort. In the meantime, Iran's missiles pose no threat to Europe or the Americas continents.

Development and construction of intercontinental missiles requests the presence of special weight technology, a number of research projects. So Makar, to the cost of actually designing rockets should add all the extra waste at the preparatory studies, etc. Iran appears to have not yet had the capacity to carry out all the activities related to the creation of intercontinental missiles. There is information about the work of the late 90's and the beginning of the two thousandth, during which the family planned to make a rocket "Shahab" with a range of about 3500-4000 km. Judging by the absence of similar missiles in the Iranian Armed Forces in the current time, that project did not bring fruit. Maybe some of the last to this day, but the visible result they do not have.

A number of sources are references to a slowdown in the development and construction of other missiles. In addition, it should be noted the limited ability of Iran in the field of scientific and engineering personnel. Tehran has the ability to invite foreign experts of the leading states or to share with them knowledge. Virtually the only partner of Iran in the missile area is North Korea, on an ongoing basis cooperating with Iranian rocket scientists. Well, taking into account the progress in North Korea's missile can draw some conclusions about the fruit of cooperation with Iran. It is unlikely that even the joint efforts of Iran and North Korea will soon be able to do vsepolnotsennuyu intercontinental missile, designed specifically for Iran. Is noteworthy that the recent Korean missiles family "Taepodong" already possess intercontinental range, but the opportunity to develop their production in Iran is of great doubt.

At the current time in full swing, though not without scandal, is the creation of the Euro-Atlantic missile defense system. Its official purpose — the defense of Europe and America against intercontinental missiles so-called unreliable regimes. With all this lack of a huge number of similar weapons to developing countries, such as Iran or North Korea, gives a very harsh occasion fluctuate prospects and even the need for the creation of anti-missile systems. Moreover, similar doubts expressed and South American officials. For example, the views of a leading officer of the American Association for the Control of Arms T Collina, the construction of missile defense site on the East Coast of the U.S. in 2015 does not make sense. In addition, Collin does not see the point in the speedy completion of the construction of the European missile defense system, which is also the subject of disputes with Russia.

In the end, it turns out that until that time, the greatest danger to foreign armies are not so much Iran's ballistic missiles, cruise as: anti-ship and started to attack ground targets. In light of recent geopolitical events around Iran similar type of weapon might eventually become the primary means of defense. The fact is that in the event of a full-scale war against the Islamic Republic first strikes would be dealt with by the arms of the fleet of the country-interventionist. If this will be the U.S., also will participate in beats deck-based aircraft. Fully saying that the best defense against such attacks will ship back against gangs and more effective method is the introduction of anti-ship missiles. Such a class of weapons, especially when using missiles "Qadir", can make it very difficult military operation against Iran.

If the Iranian ship builders will be able to re-equip with new missile systems at least some of the ships the Navy, and rocket scientists will provide the right amount of ammunition sailors, the Iranian Navy is fully able, at least, make it difficult to attack with the introduction of the ships. Radius acts missiles in two kilometers will allow the least risk to carry out an attack enemy ships, including at bolshennom away from the base. So Makar, countries which believe Iran is their enemy, it is necessary to attend to the creation of naval and ground-based air defense systems capable of intercepting Iranian anti-ship missiles.

Of course, the development of naval missiles in Iran is still faster than the ballistic ammunition. For this reason, in the case of military conflict still great danger ship missiles are specifically created to attack various objects. With regard to ballistic missiles, their use in the criteria hypothetical war is unlikely to have a broader scope. Medium-range missiles are only suitable for attack enemy targets (for example, the nearest U.S. bases), or for the destruction of large clusters of enemy troops after they will go abroad or desantiruyutsya on the coast. From time to time it is mentioned that Iran could strike at targets of U.S. allies, such as Israel. Hard to find the possibility of such attacks, but some risk remains and may even Strength in case Israel decides to take part in military operations against Iran.

So Makar, a hypothetical enemy Iran — at the present time a possible candidate for a "title" including the United States and NATO countries — should pay the greatest attention to the arming of ships intended for t
he attack, and for the defense. Defense against ballistic missiles in this case is becoming a priority for the allies of the enemy, located on the missing distance from Iran. Europe and the Americas under this definition does not fall, because all the excitement and controversy surrounding the Euro-Atlantic missile defense system in the case of the Iranian missiles look quite amazing.

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