DEBKAfile Special Report October 21, 2013
In his trip to Tehran this week, Russian Air Force Chief Gen. Viktor Bondarev and his hosts, Brig. Gen. Hassan Shasafi and other senior Iranian military chiefs, laid the groundwork for transactions to upgrade military ties between Moscow and Tehran to a level unprecedented in their past relations, as well as posing a challenge to America’s military status in the region. Iran is bidding for Russian technology to upgrade its missiles, extend their range and improve their precision, and Russian fighters, interceptors, transports and refueling planes for its air force.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2012
Gulf tensions soared Monday, April 9, when Iran warned the US and the Gulf Arabs to halt their joint air-sea exercise, the biggest the Gulf has ever seen – or else. debkafile reports: 200 fighter-bombers launched the exercise Sunday - 100 taking off from the USS Enterprise and USS Abraham Lincoln, 100 contributed by the Saudi, UAE, Kuwaiti and Bahraini air forces. They are simulating war with Iran and an operation to reopen Hormuz in cause it is closed to traffic.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2010
For the eight-day war game, dubbed "The Last Prophet" or "Judgment Day," Iran mobilized the best part of its naval, air, commando and elite forces for a drill whose codenames signal its goal, to displace the US military and naval presence from the Strait of Hormuz to the Gulf of Aden, including the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. The exercise was used as cover to "check passing ships" in these waters.
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