Iran unveils two new radars designed to detect cruise missiles and stealth aircraft

The Iranian army unveiled last Sunday two new models of three-dimensional phased array radars whose performance would be compatible with the detection of stealth aircraft, drones, but also cruise missiles and ballistic missiles. As so often, the “new” radars unveiled by Tehran are not as technologically revolutionary as the advertisers would have you believe. However, they demonstrate a certain maturity of Iranian R&D, but also of its strategic ambitions. The first model unveiled is a very long range strategic radar designated Khalij-e Fars. With a range of 800 km, this radar…

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USAF and US Navy use AC-130W gunship to counter new naval threats in Persian Gulf

From March 8 to 9, the American armed forces demonstrated in the Persian Gulf the possibility of using a “gunship” aircraft for maritime support operations. The test involved US Air Force AC-130W Stinger-II gunships as well as a US Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and Cyclone-class light patrol vessel. Seemingly anecdotal, this test nevertheless makes it possible to validate the joint use of air and naval means to counter swarms of light and maneuverable surface targets. By carrying out the demonstration not far from the Strait of Hormuz, the American forces are also sending a message...

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Iranian missile accuracy would rely on Russian GLONASS system

The precision of the Iranian strikes on the Iraqi bases on January 8 surprised many specialists in the military question. According to the Israeli site DebkaFile.com, which specializes in intelligence and geopolitical issues, this precision was obtained thanks to the Russian geolocation system GLONASS, equivalent to the American GPS system. Indeed, according to several Russian sites quoting military sources, Tehran would have integrated this geolocation system into its ballistic missiles, giving them an accuracy of around 10 meters, which corresponds to the observations made on the satellite photos following the attack. . For now, both American and Israeli intelligence services cannot…

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Iran would only be two years away from having nuclear ballistic missiles

According to information obtained by the breakingdefense.com site, the Israeli intelligence services would have elements allowing them to estimate that Iranian engineers would be only two years away from being able to embark on a medium-range ballistic missile, such as the Shahab. 3 carrying more than 1000 km, a nuclear warhead, in fact threatening a large part of the Middle East, including the Hebrew territory. Israeli concerns about Iran's nuclear program are nothing new, and Tel Aviv has repeatedly expressed concerns about advances made by Iranian engineers, including mineral beneficiation and miniaturization of equipment, allowing in particular…

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Iranian missile strike precision debated

Iranian missile strikes on Al Asad and Idlib bases in retaliation for drone attack that claimed the life of Revolutionary Guards commander General Suleimani, authorities say no casualties American, Iraqi and even French. According to corroborating information, Tehran would have informed the Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdel-Mehdi, of the imminence of the strikes two hours before they take place, as well as the targets, so as to allow the forces present to s 'remove. By doing so, Tehran created a favorable context for de-escalation, which was quickly seized upon by President Trump. If we don't…

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What will Donald Trump do in the face of the Iranian strikes on US bases in Iraq?

On the night of January 8, at around 2:00 a.m. local time, Iran carried out an attack on the anti-Daesh coalition base in Iraq of Al-Asad and that of Idlib airport, targeting infrastructure near US troops using ballistic missiles. The number of missiles used varies between 15 and 20 depending on the sources, but at least 10 of them hit the Al-Asad base, and one missile the tarmac at Idlib airport. It seems that at least 4 missiles would have been damaged following malfunctions. For the time being, no victim, neither American nor allied, seems to be deplored. This attack not only...

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To escape sanctions, North Korea steals cryptocurrency

North Korea seems to deserve the title of “Start-up Nation” just as much as France. The annual report of the UN Security Council's North Korea Sanctions Committee denounced Pyongyang's use of cyberattacks and blockchain to circumvent international sanctions. The North Korean cyber-army would have amassed 670 million dollars through its cyberattacks, including 571 by targeting crypto-currency exchange platforms between 2015 and 2018. The blockchain allowed it to act in the shadows and facilitate money laundering of these recipes. As for the targets, no one was spared. Obviously, South Korean sites are affected…

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US Military Drones Hijacked and Controlled by Iran

Seven to eight US drones are believed to have been hijacked by Iranian forces. Brigadier General Hajizadeh, commander of Iran's Army Aerospace Force, said he entered a US drone command and control center. The Revolutionary Guards would thus have directly collected the information collected by these drones above the Syrian-Iraqi zone. The Pentagon says it has nothing to add at this time. Images taken by these drones have been published by the Iranian army. In particular, we see an MQ-9 Reaper on the ground and then hit by an air strike. Probably to prevent its technology from being…

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Iran develops new strategic systems

Iran officially presented the new hoveizeh (contain) cruise missile, with an announced range of 1350 km, which will be deployed in the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace units. At the same time, it announced that its Khorramshahr intermediate-range (2000 km) ballistic missile would now be fitted with a new 2-tonne warhead. While the United States denounced the Vienna agreement signed in 2015, lifting economic sanctions against the country's commitment to give up its military nuclear program, Iran continues to claim the right to develop its own strategic systems, arguing that not having nuclear warheads to equip them with, they respect the…

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China identified as key cyber threat by US intelligence

In a report submitted to the American Congress, the heads of the 6 US intelligence agencies insisted on the role of China, but also of Russia, Iran and North Korea, in the very significant increase in cyber attacks. which American interests fell victim to in 2018. According to them, China is now showing remarkable dynamism in this area, using cyber offensives for conventional, economic and even political intelligence. In addition, having very significant means, they have now become the leaders in the development of hacking technologies, inspiring the entire hacker community in…

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