Does the Iranian ‘Press Dome’ communicate in Zulu? Military master Alexander Portnoy uncovers

Jack daniel
3 min readNov 5, 2021

Iran has professed to have effectively explored different avenues regarding its “Incorporated Air Defense Network” as a component of its tactical exercise ‘Sky Defenders Velayat 1400’. These days, “a productive enemy of access/region forswearing (A2/AD) system ensures against access abilities with region disavowal dangers. That is regularly acted in the sky utilizing an Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) made out of AWACS, robots, and surface-to-air rocket frameworks. That takes into consideration a net-driven way wherein data can be shared satisfactorily between different military real factors.

In an assessment piece in the Times of Israel, the tactical master Alexander Portnoy clarifies that the Iranian Army AD Force, IRGC Air Force, and the Aerospace Force were associated with this new decentralized air protection preparing to support IADS interoperability between various segments. Portnoy uncovers that two new natively constructed Very Short-Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) were uncovered during this activity.

The AD-08 “Majid” used another plan of Azarakhsh aerial rocket accepted to be picked apart from the American AIM-9 Sidewinder rocket. For recognizing and focusing on the foes, it got the advantage of joining an electro-optical module (likely Seraj) and radar Kashef-99 with a scope of 30 km. Accordingly, it could beat focuses in a scope of 8 km. Another anonymous VSHORAD unmentioned among the known Iranian A.D. frameworks have displayed above was involved as well. This VSHORAD, logically named Khatam, excited extraordinary interest in unfamiliar media, rushing to liken it with Israeli “Iron Dome.”

Yet, these two distinct VSHORAD’s — Portnoy adds — share nothing for all intents and purpose aside from the somewhat comparative type of the carried out particular multi-rocket dispatch canisters. Furthermore, Iranian VSHORAD uses the arrangement of Transporter Erector Launcher And Radar (TELAR), which follows the organization of radar on the launcher vehicle. As per the Iranian Tasmin News report, this ensures the most extreme centralization of framework components. Yet, this specialized methodology makes it a test for the enemies to disturb the radar with Electronic Warfare (E.W.) measures joined with Anti-Radiation (A.R.) rockets.

Somebody can expect the shown VSHORAD shares more for all intents and purposes with Umkhonto (Spear in Zulu) ground-based launcher (GBL) delivered by Denel Dynamics fundamentally for the South African Army’s ground-based air guard framework (GBADS) terms. Interestingly, GBL Umkhonto, whose development at first started for maritime requirements in 1993, was shown at the Africa Aerospace and Defense 2010 show in Cape Town, at long last tried in 2016. In a peculiar arrangement decade, prior, the South African media communications organization MTN Group got a rewarding multi-billion media communications bargain in Iran in exchange for different innovations that Tehran requested. Among these solicitations, helicopter and robots’ innovation and help for Iran’s atomic program.

Alexander Portnoy certifies that may be the most recent emphasis of Iran’s Ababil appears to be a lot of unique from its archetype ages on its blog. However it actually utilizes a pusher setup, the “Ababil 3” is strikingly like South African Denel Seeker — which might be either a figured-out duplicate or basically straight-up rebadged. In March 2017, South Africa expected to sell some R1.5 billion worth of weapons to Iran, including Umkhonto surface-to-air rockets (SAM). The Denel Dynamics Umkhonto-IR Block2 surface-to-air rocket at first contracted with a 12 km reach, yet this was stretched out to 15 km.

Denel has demonstrated it can contact 20 km, with a front of 8 000 meters. In addition, it contacts paces of around Mach 2.5. In 2013, Denel Dynamics terminated the protection from the land interestingly — the framework was at first bound for maritime applications. The Umkhonto rocket is combined with a radar used to identify and follow explicit focuses for the rocket to lock-in.

As indicated by Alexander Portnoy, Iran probably supplanted Swedish reconnaissance and fire-control radars with natively constructed Iranian clones made with unfamiliar guides. As indicated by Portnoy, it appears to be Denel’s representatives started an association with IRGC without authorization from the United Nations Security Council to sell their SAMs and the connected Know-How to Iran.



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