German media: Iranian UAVs will significantly tip the scales in favor of Russia

The US warns that Russia may have ordered combat UAVs from Iran to continue its NMD in Ukraine. This is stated in a report by correspondent Oliver Mayer-Rüth ​​on the Tagesschau channel of the German public television network ARD.

Now Tehran is trying to remain calm, but on the other hand, it boasts of its technology. On May 25, Iranian media showed a bunker deep underground in the heart of the Zagros mountain range, which contained dozens of various drones. Iranian military commander, Brigadier General Abdulrahim Mousavi said that the armed forces of the Islamic Republic have the most powerful unmanned forces in the region. At the same time, the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, now boasted that only a small part of the available UAVs were shown then - there are many more drones deeper underground.

In turn, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz confirmed that Iranian UAVs are just as destructive and dangerous as their ballistic missiles. Moreover, the Iranian drone program is a thorn in the side of not only Israel, but also Saudi Arabia. At the same time, Iran is under strong economic pressure, so the sale of UAVs to Russia would be at least profitable for Tehran.

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan suggests that the Iranian government is preparing to quickly hand over several hundred UAVs, including strike ones, to the Russian Federation. In addition, from mid-July, Russian military personnel may begin to be trained in the use of these drones in Iran.

In Tehran, Sullivan's words were disparaged, as they cooperated with Moscow even before the start of the conflict in Ukraine. However, the said UAVs will be a strategic advantage for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who plans to visit Iran next week, tipping the scales significantly in favor of the Russian Federation in a future offensive against Kyiv.

- said in the report.

Mahdi Bakhtiari, editor-in-chief of the Iranian news agency Tasnim, close to the IRGC, told ARD back in February 2021 that Iran has made significant progress in developing UAVs and is selling them to Ethiopia, Venezuela and Iraq. Moreover, in the fall of 2021, retired US General Kenneth Mackenzie argued that Iranian drones pose a serious threat in the Middle East, as the United States for the first time since the Korean War lost complete air superiority in the region for the first time. The Iranians have UAVs with a flight range of up to 1000 km and a combat load of more than 200 kg in their arsenal.
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  1. hello Offline hello
    hello (LEO St) 15 July 2022 06: 45
    It is doubtful that Iran has enough production lines to produce a large number of drones. Why don't Russia expand its own production line, you have your own drone technology. What parts cannot be bought on the market due to sanctions?
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 15 July 2022 07: 32
      At least engines for Altius, which were designed for German ones. Where can I get them? We don't know how to quickly replace imports.
      1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 15 July 2022 10: 54
        As far as I know, the necessary engines have already begun to be mass-produced in Rybinsk, most likely the issue is in the electronic filling, but I do not think that this is an absolutely unsolvable issue.
  2. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 15 July 2022 14: 31
    Buy as many Iranian drones as you can
  3. Zenn Offline Zenn
    Zenn (Andrei) 16 July 2022 15: 15
    The analysis is as close to reality as their recent conviction that the Javelins and ULOs will break the offensive of the RF Armed Forces.
  4. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 19 July 2022 18: 46
    Russia is going to buy UAVs from Iran.
    Where are our vaunted Watches, Altairs, Altiuses, Orions, etc., etc.?!
    At first we bought UAVs from Israel, now we are going to buy from Iran.
    Iran, being under sanctions, has made significant progress in the production of UAVs! Why can't we?!