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The United States recognizes Iran's successes in the development of ballistic missiles and drones

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The United States recognized Iran's successes in developing ballistic missiles and drones. This was stated by the head of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Armed Forces, General Kenneth Mackenzie.


The general expressed "concern" about the programs being implemented in Iran to develop ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. According to Mackenzie, over the past five to seven years, Tehran has shown significant success in these areas, which, in turn, worries the United States.

He stressed that Iranian missiles are not only numerous and have a long range, but have also become much more accurate. The general did not go into details, only mentioned that Iran has "more than 3 thousand" such missiles. He also noted the development of cruise missiles and drones, which are already in service with the Iranian army and also "bother" the Americans.

The general forgot to mention that American missiles and drones are bothering the Iranians, since the United States is not going to leave the Middle East region, continuing to deploy its weapons and military contingent there. It is Iran that is considered one of the main enemies of the United States. Washington has repeatedly stated that Iranian missiles are aimed at the United States, although they are unlikely to reach American territory.

Speaking about Tehran's successes in the field of missiles and drones, the general simply begs for more funding, which will go to eliminate the threat posed by Iran.
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  1. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik April 23 2021 10: 48
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    Speaking about Tehran's successes in the field of missiles and drones, the general simply begs for more funding, which will go to eliminate the threat posed by Iran.

    Not only. New UAVs, especially kamikaze drones, are a direct and clear threat. They changed the rules of the game. Old air defense systems are not effective against them. We need the development of new and serious modernization of the current ones. Moreover, for all countries this is relevant.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 23 2021 11: 12
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      Washington has repeatedly stated that Iranian missiles are aimed at the United States, although they are unlikely to reach American territory.


      It is today. And tomorrow ?
      1. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st April 23 2021 11: 27
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        It is today. And tomorrow ?
        They had missile defense systems yesterday, including in Europe.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent April 23 2021 11: 34
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          Quote: Trapp1st
          They had missile defense systems yesterday, including in Europe.

          Well, about the "effectiveness" of the American missile defense system, we are aware of the examples of the "Patriot" ...
          So ... American missile defense is a dubious asset that does not give any guarantees today.

          And again, what will happen tomorrow - with the intensive development of Iran's missile program?

          And at the same time we remember - centrifuges also "spinning" , no matter how someone tries to stop them ...
          1. Trapp1st
            Trapp1st April 23 2021 12: 26
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            Well, about the "effectiveness" of the American missile defense system, we are aware of the examples of the "Patriot" ...
            The Patriot is still a small part of the missile defense system, there is also Aegis, THAAD ... and all this is of an echeloned nature and, to call a spade a spade, was created in the hope of defending against a more technologically advanced enemy.
          2. mojohed2012
            mojohed2012 April 23 2021 14: 45
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            Oh, and soon these centrifuges will screw radioactive gunpowder onto portable knapsack charges, obviously. And then, they will save up and stuff the rockets. And immediately the whole world will see how the Tsakhal stopped disturbing the objects and positions of the Iranians in the SAR, and the noisy politicians from Tel Aviv will subside.
            Who wants to provoke neighbors to use ...
      2. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart April 23 2021 11: 28
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        It is not beneficial for us that Iran and the DPRK are engaged in deepening these developments. Because in this case, our overseas "partners" will vytrynd huge funds for the appropriate missile defense, which is technically quite within their capabilities. This will further devalue the already fragile deterrent potential on which our real security is built.
  2. International Observer
    International Observer April 23 2021 11: 06
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    US recognizes Iran's successes in developing ballistic missiles and drones

    .. it is interesting when everyone already recognizes the success of the United States in making a garbage dump of cultures out of world heritage. They don't need to be defeated, they need to be made to spend less money and ... the garbage dump stinks.
    For the sake of such a case, a couple of missiles can be uncorked ...
  3. Andrey Korotkov
    Andrey Korotkov April 23 2021 11: 07
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    This is one of the few US generals (in charge of the NET) who speaks the truth, yes of course for his country
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 23 2021 11: 14
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    [/ quote] The United States recognized the successes of Iran in the development of ballistic missiles and drones [quote]
    ... They also opened binomial Newton to me ...
    Now there is someone to tell you, you can buy it, spy ...
  5. faterdom
    faterdom April 23 2021 11: 40
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    So it seems that missile defense is being built for the second decade in Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic .... Just "against Iranian missiles."
    So, there is no cause for concern to the American generals, because everything is according to plan ...
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 23 2021 12: 02
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      Quote: faterdom
      So it seems that missile defense is being built for the second decade in Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic .... Just "against Iranian missiles."
      So there is no cause for concern to the American generals, because everything is according to plan...


      The plans are on paper, and the very low effectiveness of the combat use of, for example, the Patriot system in Iraq and Saudi Arabia is an indisputable fact.

      So, "turnips", the Pentagon generals have something to scratch.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 23 2021 12: 03
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    Only yesterday this statement was thoroughly discussed. He also said that the American Air Force was devoid of superiority. Or repetition is the mother of learning.
  7. Old26
    Old26 April 23 2021 16: 18
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    Quote: Insurgent
    Washington has repeatedly stated that Iranian missiles are aimed at the United States, although they are unlikely to reach American territory.


    It is today. And tomorrow ?

    Tomorrow too. Iran is far from ICBMs. The most long-range of the standing (or standing, it is not known for sure) missiles in service are 18 VM-25 missiles made by the DPRK. The range is about 4000-4500 km. ICBM - x development on the basis of the network has been going on for 10-15 years, but so far "grave silence"

    Quote: rocket757
    The United States recognizes Iran's successes in the development of ballistic missiles and drones
    ... They also opened binomial Newton to me ...
    Now there is someone to tell you, you can buy it, spy ...

    Not a fact, far from a fact. An example from the same microelectronics. We can study the latest samples, significantly exceeding the parameters that we produce, but we cannot produce them due to the lack of technology. It's the same with Iran's missiles. To create an engine for an ICBM is a rather difficult problem for Iran. This is not to say that the problem is not solvable, but technically rather complicated. The main thing is that it is difficult for Iran to conduct tests for maximum range. And without such tests, there is no guarantee that the rocket will reach and hit the target.

    Quote: faterdom
    So it seems that missile defense is being built for the second decade in Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic .... Just "against Iranian missiles."
    So, there is no cause for concern to the American generals, because everything is according to plan ...

    Nothing is being built in the Czech Republic. These were the plans of the first stage, but then the decision to deploy a third positional area in Poland and the Czech Republic. Then this (after Obama came to power) was abandoned. Now there is an operational missile defense base - this is in Romania. In Poland, it is still on the verge of completion. And no matter what they say (the political chatter on this topic is already a little tired)
    but the location of the ABM bases and the characteristics of the interceptor missiles are such that these ABM bases, apart from Iranian medium-range missiles, will not be able to intercept anything. The Polish base is Iranian VM-25 missiles, the Romanian base is all the rest. None of the types of Russian missiles are intercepted by these systems.

    Quote: Insurgent
    The plans are on paper, and the very low effectiveness of the combat use of, for example, the Patriot system in Iraq and Saudi Arabia is an indisputable fact.

    You shouldn't believe so much what is written on the net. On the same network there is an interactive resource with the theme "Missile War in Yemen". Data collected and systematized from EMNIP 2016. So the Patriot system intercepts an average of 60% of the missiles launched by the Houthis. Taking into account the well-known curvature of the staff, the results are quite normal.
    Of course, now the Americans are working on the modernization of their system, in particular, one of the problems to be solved (when working on unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles) is to reduce the minimum height of destruction. The "Patriot" is too high - about 60 meters
  8. venik
    venik April 23 2021 20: 06
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    Quote: OgnennyiKotik
    Not only. New UAVs, especially kamikaze drones, are a direct and clear threat. They changed the rules of the game. Old air defense systems are not effective against them.

    =======
    belay Straight and ineffective? BUT whyDo not tell me?
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 24 2021 08: 23
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    Improving the accuracy of the BR is very important for Iran ..... now you can strike conventionally throughout the Middle East ...... And everything is clean and environmentally friendly. And you don't have to buy anything on the side.