Israel stated that Russia helped Iran destroy the US military airbase in Iraq.
The Israeli information publication Debka reports that according to sources in the Russian defense department, Iran used Russian space technology to strike at an American military air base in neighboring Iraq.
“Russian military sources said that it was Russia that provided Iran with the means to engage high-precision missiles in an Iranian missile attack on two Iraqi US air bases on January 8. Russian sources claim to have provided the Iranians with their global navigation network, Glonass, which is the Russian equivalent of the US GPS system. The use of this system, according to Russian sources, allowed Iranian missiles to hit targets with an accuracy of 10 meters, especially at the Ein Assad base in western Iraq. According to Russian sources, 19 missiles were fired from Iran, 17 of which hit the target ,”Debka reports .
Specialists, by the way, doubted the reliability of the arguments of Israeli journalists referring to certain sources in the Russian defense department, however, they admitted that Iran could indeed use the GLONASS system to direct its ballistic missiles, which may be due to US control of the GPS system. From DEBKA:
Russian military sources have claimed in recent days that it was Russia that provided Iran with the means to achieve precision-firing missiles in the Iranian missile attack on Iraq’s two US air bases on January 8.
Russian publications claim to have provided the Iranian with their global navigation network ‘Glonass’ GLONASS system, which is the Russian equivalent of the US GPS system. The use of this system has, according to Russian sources, allowed Iranian missiles to hit just 10 meters with targets, especially at the base of Ein al-Assad in western Iraq.
According to Russian sources, 19 missiles were launched from Iran, with 17 of them hitting the target.
The military sources of Tadbecke: The ability of Iranian missiles launched from Iran on January 8 to directly hit targets set for them stunned US and Israeli intelligence officials who did not know that Iranian missiles had such precision.
Interpreting this Iranian achievement, whether it was due to Russian technologies or Iranian developments, means that Iran now has a very large number of short-and medium-range missiles capable of reaching any target in the Middle East that is not protected by an effective anti-aircraft system within a radius of 700k From Iran’s borders and hurt it.
This weekend , Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that immediately after the Iranian missile attack on US bases, Russian radar systems detected 6 F-35 stealth bombers near Iran’s western border with Iraq. Lavrov did not say whether these planes were US or Israeli.