Russia Upgrades Air Defense Radar; Iranian Underground Nuke Facilities Vulnerable

Posted on March 2, 2012

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(Newsroom America) — Russia has upgraded air defenses at a surveillance station in Syria, in order to provide Iran with better early warning capability in the event of an Israeli attack on Tehran’s nuclear facilities.

The Washington Times, quoting from an Israeli security blog called Debkafile, said the surveillance station, which is south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, had been capable of monitoring Israeli air traffic as far south as Tel Aviv, as well as northern Jordan and western Iraq.

The upgrade, however, gives Russia the capability of monitoring all of Israel and Jordan, and extends into northern Saudi Arabia, the report said, adding that Moscow added cutting edge technology to the surveillance site, as well as more manpower.

Russia has opposed any attack on Iran or any attempts to get Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.

Meanwhile, in a separate report, the Washington Post said the U.S. is increasingly confident in its ability to hit allegedly impregnable underground nuclear sites in Iran with so-called bunker buster munitions.

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