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System of antiaircraft defense (air defense) starts to be a threat. About it on air of radio station “Moscow speaking” said Alexey Podberezkin, the Director of the concern PVO “Almaz-Antey”, which were developed for anti-aircraft missile systems “Buk”.
According to him, the radar is difficult to distinguish one plane from another, as well as civilian aircraft from missiles. Podberezkin considers that operators of air defense should be more experienced people, because much depends on the human factor.
On the morning of 8 January, the Ukrainian airliner Boeing 737-800 aircraft, on Board of which there were 167 passengers and 9 crew members, crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran airport. The responsibility for the death of the plane took over the IRGC. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the air defense system took the plane for a cruise missile.
In addition, Hajizadeh noted that he had appealed to the Iranian authorities with a request to stop the traffic at the time of the missile strike on US military bases, however, the requirement has not been met.
In service with the Iranian army has 29 “tor-M1” Russian production. Supply these systems to Iran from Russia was completed in January 2007.
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