Would Acquiring Russian S-400 Missiles Give Iran A Game-Changing Capability Against Israel And U.S.?

March 16, 2023


Israeli officials believe that a potential Iranian acquisition of advanced Russian S-400 air defense missile systems could complicate a potential strike against that country’s nuclear program. But would an S-400 acquisition really give Tehran a game-changing capability given that it already possesses some formidable long-range air defense systems?

On March 11, Iranian state media reported that Iran had finalized a contract for buying Su-35 Flanker-E fighters. Tehran is expected to receive at least two dozen jets built initially for Egypt.

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