Breaking: Russian Warships in Persian Gulf Provided Air Cover for Iran During Recent Escalation


It became known about the presence of a Russian warship near the borders of Iran during a missile strike.

During a missile strike by Iran on US positions in neighboring Iraq, a Russian warship was spotted off the coast of the Islamic Republic. The military ship was supposed to provide information to Iranian air defense systems in case of launching missiles towards Iran or when fighters and bombers approached from the side of Diego Garcia airbase, where the American B-52H strategic bombers were already located.

We are talking about a reconnaissance ship of project 18280, which is equipped with modern means of electronic and radio reconnaissance, means of controlling air defense systems, etc. Due to the fact that the reconnaissance ship is not designed to repel attacks, experts believe that all information was transmitted to Iranian command posts, allowing thereby, the latter to detect in advance the approach of enemy aircraft, which increased the effectiveness of air defense systems by several hundred kilometers. However, there were no retaliatory strikes from the United States.

It should be clarified that there are no official comments regarding the appearance of a Russian reconnaissance ship several tens of kilometers from the southern borders of Iran, however, given the fact that the Islamic Republic is a strategic ally of Russia, such assumptions are quite likely.

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  1. Why should a ship laying close to the Iranian coast increase the AD capabilities? Iran is operating its Sephyr over the horizon Radars, which cover the area already, and have a range of up to 4000 km, if the conditions allow.
    A ship will have a rarad antenna hight not higher then 50 meters above sea level, which will not increase that range at all. It is more likely that the ship was there to gather sigint of the F22 and F35, which had been flown out of UAE and Qatar.

  2. I would think that the Russian ship was not in the Gulf as per the headline but in the Arabian Sea between Iran and Diego Gracia. That is also the area where the Iran/China/Russia naval exercise had just taken place.

  3. Highly likely. After the White Helmets staged fake gas attack in Shayrat, April 2017, the US, UK and France launched +103 cruise missiles into Syria. After staged gas attack in Douma, April 2018, US launched to Tomahawk missiles. In both cases, 75% incoming were knocked out by dated S-300 missile defense. Early warning EW ship would have been detected, and if checkmated the B-52 retaliation. Putin appears to be the only statesman on the world stage.

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