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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:45 PM

Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will boost Tehran's

Source: Washington Post

ability to surveil military targets, officials say

Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will give Tehran an unprecedented ability to track potential military targets across the Middle East and beyond, according to current and former U.S. and Middle Eastern officials briefed on details of the arrangement.

The plan would deliver to the Iranians a Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera that would greatly enhance Iranís spying capabilities, allowing continuous monitoring of facilities ranging from Persian Gulf oil refineries and Israeli military bases to Iraqi barracks that house U.S. troops, the officials said. The launch could happen within months, they said.

While the Kanopus-V is marketed for civilian use, Iranian military officials have been heavily involved in the acquisition, and leaders of Iranís elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have made multiple trips to Russia since 2018 to help negotiate the terms of the agreement, the officials said. As recently as this spring, Russian experts traveled to Iran to help train ground crews who would operate the satellite from a newly built facility near the northern city of Karaj, the officials said.

Details of the agreement were described by a current and a former U.S. official as well as a senior Middle Eastern government official briefed on the sale. The three officials spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing sensitivities surrounding ongoing intelligence collection efforts. The Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow did not respond to an email request for comment.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/iran-russia-satellite/2021/06/10/d28978f0-c9ab-11eb-81b1-34796c7393af_story.html

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday OP
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bluewater Yesterday #2
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:37 AM

1. Putin:

Bringing peace all over the world.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:59 AM

2. As usual Russia is only second-rate, we are the world's largest arms exporter!



When it comes to military arms exports, we are NUMBER ONE, baby! Oh yeah!

USA! USA! USA!

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Response to bluewater (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:56 PM

4. Putin wants to increase Russia's market share

I suspect that was a big part of Russia's involvement in the Syrian war

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Response to bluewater (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:24 PM

5. As explained in the 2005 movie written and directed by Andrew Niccol:

"While private gunrunners continue to thrive, the world's biggest arms suppliers are the U.S., U.K., Russia, France, and China. They are also the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council." - Lord of War.

Kind of explains what the government really thinks of gun control.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:59 AM

3. They have the right to defend themselves. nt

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:54 PM

6. Don't forget that Pootie is a friend ... to traitors to the USA

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