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January 11, 2010

Surface to air

Using Jane's Land Based Air Defence as a reference and Google Earth as a guide, IMINT & Analysis offers Syrian Strategic SAM Deployment and Iranian Strategic SAM Deployment for your consideration. Not that any Flea-readers are likely to dare an attempt on either polity's airspace in the near future but it is a testament to what is possible in our peculiar digital age.

The following may be the money quote; it is good news.

On the surface, Iran's ground-based air defense picture appears to be relatively robust thanks to the presence and reach of the seven S-200 batteries. However, a closer analysis reveals an overall coverage which is currently full of holes and vulnerabilities that a potential aggressor could exploit.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 11, 2010 06:44 AM