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Media: In Saudi Arabia, found a base with missiles aimed at Iran and Israel

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A satellite photograph of a military facility in the al-Oatah area (approximately 200 km south-west of Riyadh) appeared in the Western media. Experts IHS Jane's Intelligence Review, who studied the picture, say that it is a base of ballistic missiles aimed at Iran and Israel.


Land-to-ground missiles are located in deep underground warehouses. The 1 launch pad is located northwest of and the 2 east of the administrative building complex, and to the south of this complex there is an underground bunker, apparently with a missile launch control center. According to Jane's analysts, the rocket from the 1 mine will be aimed at Tel Aviv, and from the second one - at Tehran.

The newspaper The Telegraph writes that we are talking about Chinese-made DF-3 ballistic missiles. However, judging by the reducible characteristics, we mean a more sophisticated rocket DF-3A (Dongfeng-3A, "Dong Feng" - east wind, whale.) With a range of 2800-4000 km. According to unofficial data, 60 of such missiles with a high-explosive warhead (up to 2 tons) were delivered 26 years ago to Saudi Arabia.

According to Jane's, the rocket base at al-Watah was built in the last five years. According to military analysts, Saudi Arabia is currently modernizing its missile arsenal, but even DF-3A is a potentially very serious threat to Israel and Iran. In addition, theoretically, these missiles could carry a nuclear charge.

Dongfeng 3 is considered the first Chinese medium range ballistic missile (MRBD) developed in-house. After the refusal of the USSR to provide access to materials on P-12, the Chinese government at the beginning of 1960-s decided to develop its own MRBD with similar characteristics. Dongfeng 3 with a range of 2,5 thousands of kilometers and a drop in weight of two tons, was originally designed to deliver a nuclear (and later - thermonuclear) warhead.

Recall that last year for the first time the White House officially declared that Saudi Arabia had nuclear ambitions. A veteran American diplomacy, Dennis Ross, said that even in 2009, King Abdullah had warned him that the monarchy would begin work on nuclear weaponsif Iran becomes its owner.
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  1. SPIRITofFREEDOM
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 12 July 2013 09: 32
    +3
    Chezh amers do not climb to them with claims of anti-democratic nuclear weapons ???
    And mage
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 12 July 2013 11: 00
      +1
      Quote: SPIRITofFREEDOM
      Chezh amers do not climb to them

      Are you having rockets! laughing
  2. bomg.77
    bomg.77 12 July 2013 09: 33
    +4
    I wonder how they determined where the rocket is aimed!
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 12 July 2013 09: 38
      +5
      Quote: bomg.77
      I wonder how they determined where the rocket is aimed!



      Everything is simple. If there was a third mine, then to Syria, the fourth, to Turkey, etc .....
      1. bomg.77
        bomg.77 12 July 2013 09: 46
        +1
        Quote: Vadivak
        Everything is simple. If there was a third mine, then to Syria, the fourth, to Turkey, etc.

        You cannot refuse logic in them laughing
    2. Airman
      Airman 12 July 2013 09: 39
      +2
      Quote: bomg.77
      I wonder how they determined where the rocket is aimed!


      American "analysts" considered this: if a missile is 2 km closer to Iran, then to Iran, and if closer to Israel, then to Israel.
      1. bomg.77
        bomg.77 12 July 2013 09: 48
        +1
        Quote: Povshnik
        American "analysts" considered this: if a missile is 2 km closer to Iran, then to Iran, and if closer to Israel, then to Israel.
        laughing
    3. Baron Wrangell
      Baron Wrangell 12 July 2013 10: 29
      +1
      Quote: bomg.77

      bomg.77


      Today, 09: 33

      ↓ New


      I wonder how they determined where the rocket is aimed!


      everything is bought and sold, especially from the Arabs!
    4. svp67
      svp67 12 July 2013 10: 53
      +2
      Quote: bomg.77
      I wonder how they determined where the rocket is aimed!

      I would also like to join this question, as far as I know, a ballistic missile starts vertically, and where it will fly further depends on the program embedded in it ... So that other neighbors can not be seduced by the statements of various analysts ...
  3. Akim
    Akim 12 July 2013 09: 33
    +1
    Experts at IHS Jane's Intelligence Review, who studied the image, claim that it is a base of ballistic missiles aimed at Iran and Israel.

    Ground-to-ground missiles are in deep underground warehouses

    Can someone explain how they saw the target routes underground?
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 12 July 2013 10: 09
      +1
      Quote: Akim
      Can someone explain how they saw the target routes underground?

      IMHO - no way ...
      Because the turn of the firing plane of such missiles (similar to P-12) can only be determined by gunners located near the product ... Well, refuellers (approximate range), who have a mission to fill a certain number of components.
    2. fzr1000
      fzr1000 12 July 2013 14: 07
      +2
      As well as "found" weapons of mass destruction from Saddam and chemical weapons from Syria.
  4. Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 12 July 2013 09: 36
    0
    Moving closer to nuclear war!
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 12 July 2013 10: 13
      0
      Quote: Alexanderlaskov
      Moving closer to nuclear war!

      By the way, everything is right!
      For such products (at a price of about a lemon of greenery and KVO about 1000 meters) are wiser to equip weapons of mass destruction. For example, nuclear materials secretly bought on the "gray-black" market ...
  5. ovgorskiy
    ovgorskiy 12 July 2013 09: 52
    +2
    According to Jane's analysts, the missile from the 1st mine will be aimed at Tel Aviv, and from the second at Tehran.
    I was always surprised by the "analysts". This is how you can analyze that on the hatch cover it says "ON TEGENAN" and "ON TEL-AVIV". As far as I know, you can only find out by reading the missile guidance program, which is quite secret information. Or maybe the Arabs are different? Probably in every tourist guide it is written?
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 12 July 2013 10: 20
      +1
      Quote: ovgorskiy
      As far as I know, this can be found out only by reading the missile guidance program, which is rather secret information.

      ... not only secret, but also incomprehensible to many specialists-rocketers: gunners set the firing plane, range - specialists in on-board electrical equipment (the number of impulses-incomprehensible numbers) and tankers (tank level numbers). Those. 3 aiming cards ... Ie. even the calculation does not know where it will fly, can only speculate ...
  6. pensioner
    pensioner 12 July 2013 10: 04
    +2
    And what, from space, can you see where the rocket is aimed? Yes ... It’s becoming scary to live ...
  7. sergey72
    sergey72 12 July 2013 10: 14
    +3
    Something their Israelis do not bomb and the cries of Ban Ki-moon are not heard .....
  8. Fregate
    Fregate 12 July 2013 10: 26
    +3
    If the missiles are made in China (also for export), then they can fly anywhere, ... or they may not fly. wassat
  9. 128mgb
    128mgb 12 July 2013 11: 40
    0
    These are the experts, they determined from the photograph where the missiles are aimed. Where is Chumaku with Kashpirovsky.
  10. Ascetic
    Ascetic 12 July 2013 20: 41
    +3
    Now Saudi missile forces are armed with 40 Dongfeng-3 ASBMs(pictured), for which 12 starting positions are equipped. The missile range is 2700 km, the weight of the warhead is up to 2000 kg. Launchers are located in the areas of Es Sulail (90 km south of Riyadh) and Al Jafer (350 km south of Riyadh). Chinese missiles of this type are characterized by low accuracy and the practical impossibility of use for small and protected targets. (KVO according to various estimates from 1000m and more) In addition, missiles are difficult to refuel and maintain. Practical missile launches for the entire time they are in Saudi Arabia are not marked. The warranty storage period is nearing its end. According to foreign experts, it is possible that a significant part of the missiles has already failed. Attempts by the Saudi leadership to acquire more modern types of infantry fighting vehicles abroad were unsuccessful. The possibility of acquiring a promising Pakistani Ghuri missile (range up to 2300 km) is being studied
    Recently, some media reported that China may sell Saudi Arabia anti-ship ballistic missiles DF-21
    Saudi Arabia has traditionally bought weapons from Western countries, primarily from the United States, but negotiations to acquire them have always encountered opposition from Israel. In 1988, Saudi Arabia, through an ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar, asked Washington to sell tactical ballistic missiles. Although the range of these missiles did not exceed 120 km, this request was rejected. The dejected Saudis fell into depression and wondered - where to buy ballistic missiles? Saudi Arabian Air Defense Commander Prince Sultan advised the king to look to China, with which there was no diplomatic relationship. It is said that it was done, and 40 Chinese infantry-infantry reconnaissance missiles were in the hands of the Saudis.

    According to The Times, Saudi Arabia could acquire nuclear warheads within a few weeks after Iran receives nuclear weapons.
    According to Western officials, Pakistan will be the most likely seller of Riyadh warheads. The kingdom allegedly claimed a significant portion of the cost of Pakistan’s nuclear program and bailed out Islamabad when the West imposed sanctions after its first nuclear test in 1998.
    It is believed that in exchange, an agreement was concluded under which Pakistan would sell Saudi Arabia warheads and nuclear technology in the event of a deterioration in the situation in the Persian Gulf.
    According to one Western official, the kingdom could ask Pakistan to repay its service "the day after" Iran's nuclear tests are carried out, and may receive the warheads within weeks.
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