• 4 minutes Is The Three Gorges Dam on the Brink of Collapse?
  • 8 minutes The Coal Industry May Never Recover From The Pandemic
  • 11 minutes China Raids Bank and Investor Accounts
  • 1 hour Is OilPrice a cover for Green Propganda
  • 7 hours Putin Paid Militants to Kill US Troops
  • 5 hours In a Nutshell...
  • 7 hours During March, April, May the states with the highest infections/deaths were NY, NJ, Ma. . . . . Today (June) the three have the best numbers. How ? Herd immunity ?
  • 9 mins Putin Forever: Russians Given Money As Vote That Could Extend Putin's Rule Draws To A Close
  • 50 mins Victor Davis Hansen on Biden's mental acuity " . . unfit to serve". 1 out of 5 Democrats admit it. How many Dem's believe it but will not admit it?
  • 1 day Biden admits he has been tested for Cognitive Decline several times. Didn't show any proof of test results.
  • 2 hours Tesla Model 3 police cars pay for themselves faster than expected, says police chief
  • 1 day Apology Accepted!
  • 6 hours The Political Genius of Donald Trump
  • 1 day Why Oil could hit $100
  • 2 days Biden came out of his basement today (Thursday) and said , "we have 120 Million deaths from Covid 19.
  • 2 days U.S. natural gas at major disadvantage in Europe and China.
  • 1 day Per most popular Indian websites it was Indian troops not Chinese troops breach of LAC that caused the clashes. If you know any Indian media that claim to the contrary please provide the link
The Long Road To Oil Demand Recovery

The Long Road To Oil Demand Recovery

As the United States slowly…

Iran Unveils Three New Missile Systems as a Warning to Enemies

This week Iran is undertaking its largest ever military exercise, stretching across huge swathes of the country, and involving about 8,000 elite and regular army troops backed by bombers and fighter planes, and the testing of missile, artillery and surveillance systems.

The ‘Velayat 4’ exercises have focussed on air defences, and are an effort to warn any nations against threatening the Islamic public.

Three, domestically built, missile and artillery systems have been unveiled today, which Farzad Esmaili, the head of Iran’s air defence headquarters, has stated will provide a significant boost to military defences.

Esmaili stated that, “the low-altitude missile system 'Ya Zahra 3' is completely indigenous and Iranian and has been designed and produced to suit internal needs.” The second missile system, the ‘Qader’, is small and highly portable, meaning that it can be deployed in less than 30 minutes; and the third artillery system, the ‘Safat’, is capable of eluding enemy detection.

Related Article: Oil, Guns, Spies and Islamism

Michael Ellman, a missile expert at the IISS think tank, told Reuters to be wary against believing all of Iran’s claims. “Iran has a history of unsubstantiated boasts about its weapons and indigenous capabilities. Iran, while increasingly capable in the field of engineering and programme management, is years away from creating new air defence systems on its own.”

These military manoeuvres are taking place less than a week after the US Pentagon announced that one of its Predator drones had been attacked by Iranian aircraft. Iran claim they were just repelling an enemy that had violated its airspace.

The question remains, just how far can Iran keep on pushing before someone pushes back?

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment
  • Jasonn on November 14 2012 said:
    Iran must have picked up a new version of Photoshop.

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News