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Iran, Russian Air Force and North Sea Gas
Passing to the copy of the American drone ScanEagle, commanded by the Russian Air Force Lieutenant-General Viktor Bondarev, launched into production and adopted by the armed forces, the commander of the base of the air defense of the Islamic Revolutionary Corps, Khatam al-Anbiya, Brigadier Farzad Esmaily said: “This launched UAV is a symbol of technical capabilities. and the sample that is being handed over to our distinguished guest today is a friendly gift to the Russian Air Force and the Russian people. ” In any gift made in the East, there is a hint. The “drone” transferred to the Russian side hints at how Iran sees the further development of military-technical cooperation with Russia. This “friendly hello” showed how powerful the potential lies in the Russian-Iranian friendship and what a fundamentally new level Russian geopolitical opportunities can reach.



The air force has always been at the forefront of politics. 20 June 1937, a Soviet single-engine aircraft ANT-25, commanded by legendary pilot Valery Chkalov, breaking the kilometer 8504, made the first non-stop flight from Moscow to the USA, landing in Vancouver, WA, USA. The American General George Marshall, who met them, soon became the head of the US Army, and then he was secretary of state and secretary of defense. The culmination of the historic visit of our pilots to the United States was their meeting at the White House with US President Fraklin Delano Roosevelt. At a reception hosted by the Club of Researchers and the Russian-American Institute in those days in New York in honor of the Soviet crew, Chkalov said: "Accept friendly and sincere wishes from 170 to the millions of Soviet people we brought to you on the wings of the plane." In our pragmatic times, such words are embarrassed, but the commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, Viktor Bondarev, with good reason could repeat them in Tehran during his four-day visit.

Proposals for a joint technological breakthrough


It is still premature to disclose the contents of the agreements reached, since the specific details of further cooperation between Russia and Iran in the military sphere still need expert refinement and coordination at the headquarters level. But talking about what was proposed by the Iranian side is quite possible. First of all, it should be noted that the Iranians more than seriously prepared for the visit of Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev. On the eve of his arrival, the Iranian air defense exercises Defenders of the Velayat Skies-5, which took place on the territory of 5 thousand square kilometers and in which more than 700 thousand Iranian troops participated, ended. The Russian delegation was acquainted with the results of the exercises, which allowed it to obtain objective information about the state of air defense of the Islamic Republic. Well, and since almost simultaneously with the Iranian "Defenders of Heaven" the Israeli Air Force exercises were held, during which actions were worked out during flights over long distances with refueling in the air, the Russian side was also offered conclusions on the peculiarities of the Israeli actions aviation in the event of an attack on Iran.

The exchange of views on the tactical issues of the use of the Air Force quite logically led to the Iranian side proposing to conduct internships for Russian military pilots in Iran, which, according to the parties, would allow pilots of the Russian Air Force to work out skills in the Middle East, saturated with technical air defense systems of the American and Israeli production. By the way, to consider this agreement as evidence of the “aggressive plans of the Kremlin” is at least silly if only because the Israeli air force has been learning to overcome barriers from the Russian C-300 since the 2006 year, but we don’t say that Israel intends to attack Russia?

The Iranian side demonstrated the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force and the current system for monitoring the operational situation in the Persian Gulf, which is a complex set of technical intelligence equipment and the very Iranian copies of the American ScanEagle, one of which was transferred to Russia.

Today, an Iranian copy "works" at a distance of 1200 kilometers with 24-hour flight mode. At the same time, if necessary, it can be equipped with everything necessary for delivering a high-precision rocket-bombing strike. As already mentioned, any oriental gift carries at least one hint. In the case of the Iranian copy of ScanEagle, there was actually no hint. There was a direct offer to the Russian side to take part in the modernization of this drone and the joint Russian-Iranian production. This proposal is more than relevant in the conditions when Azerbaijani drones, created using Israeli technology, are already beginning to fly around the Caspian Sea, and in the future are preparing for "ensuring the safety of the Caspian oil pipelines."

Discussion of the issue of Russia's participation in the modernization of a number of Iranian types of aviation and rocket technology was, perhaps, the key event of the visit. In addition to the urgent need to modernize the MIGs that are in service with the Iranian Air Force, Russia received proposals for joint projects in the helicopter industry, rocket production and the development of technical intelligence systems. Iran has made it quite clear that it offers Russia a fundamentally new level of military-technical cooperation - joint research and development work, which until then had only been conducted with China by China. During the discussion of these issues, the topic of the fate of the ill-fated C-300 contract received an unexpected development. The Iranian side made it clear that, of course, it would not refuse to purchase the Antey-2500 air defense system, but at the same time it offered Russia to participate in the modernization of the already existing Iranian S-200, which, in fact, are a copy of C-300PS acquired by Iran from Russia in 1993 year.

About some political nuances, external and internal


Of course, making these proposals, the Iranian side took into account all the specifics of both Russian-Iranian and Russian-American relations, and therefore a dialogue of diplomats took place simultaneously with the military dialogue. Sergei Ryabkov, in agreement with the Iranian side, slightly lifted the veil over the Iranian position before the upcoming second round of the Geneva talks held last week. Iran is ready to suspend uranium enrichment to 20% and seriously limit the amount of 5% enrichment. In fact, this removes the main claims to the Iranian nuclear program by the EU and the US and is sufficient reason to lift the unilateral sanctions. And consequently, some of the obstacles to Russian-Iranian military-technical cooperation are being removed, in which not only Iranian, but also the most sensible Russian authorities are interested.

It would be unfair to keep silent about the domestic Russian political aspect of the visit of the Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force to Iran. The Russian government is soaring in the transcendental heights of libertarianism and monetarism, simply ignoring Iran as a trading partner. For our Siluan and Dvorkovich "the sun rises in the West", and therefore Russian foreign economic cooperation, as well as Russian foreign policy, they imagine only and exclusively in close ties with Western partners, and under any, sometimes quite humiliating conditions for Russia. The fact that the Russian geopolitical presence in the East gives a chance to Russian re-industrialization in no way fits their heads, since in these heads there are only sectarian dogmas of the “liberal economy”. With their desire to reduce all non-core assets, from the social sphere to the army, they generally do not need the Russian presence in the East, and it does not fit. Walling about the deficit of the Russian budget, they see ways to fill it either in foreign borrowing or in increasing taxes on the population. They are not talking about making money by developing their own military-industrial complex, because the development of industry to extract profits from military-technical cooperation is “higher mathematics”, and the mathematical apparatus of “effective managers” in the field of innovation to optimize financial flows is fixated on arithmetic - take away and share. With the advent of Dmitry Rogozin, new hopes appeared, but he was stuck with something, enough time had passed, but so far, except for media movements and public relations campaigns, nothing substantial has been done in the defense industrial complex and defense industry. Therefore, the urgent problems of the economy and security, the problems of preserving the Russian presence in the markets of the East are forced to be solved by the security forces, so despised by domestic libertarians.

The visit of the Interior Minister Kolokoltsev to Iran ended in a breakthrough in matters of cooperation with the Islamic Republic in the field of public security. The visit of Bondarev created a powerful foundation for securing Russia on the Iranian segment of the arms market and R & D cooperation. Apparently, visits by Dmitry Rogozin, Sergey Shoigu and Alexander Bortnikov are necessary in order to resolve issues of cooperation in the nuclear industry, ensure regional security, adequately respond to new challenges, develop the infrastructure of the Caspian ports and similar “trifles” that are necessary from the point of view national security and which can bring tens of billions of dollars to the Russian budget. The most interesting thing is that law enforcement officials are fully capable of solving these issues of economic cooperation, competence and state thinking they have enough for it.

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The visit of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Viktor Bondarev, to Iran took place as soon as possible. Just at the time that he was in Tehran, the British government announced its readiness to resume with the Iranians the development of the Ram gas field Rhum, which is 390 kilometers northeast of Aberdeen. The joint development (50 at 50) of BP and the Iranian Oil Company Limited, a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company, has already invested million dollars in the development of this largest yet undeveloped field in the North Sea, but due to joining the anti-Iranian EU sanctions in 564, the project was frozen. Now the situation has changed, and the British government, apparently, does not intend to wait for the decision of Washington regarding the lifting of sanctions. The "swiftness" of London, however, is more than understandable - a return to the Iranian market has long been perceived by European business circles as a way out of the economic crisis. The decision on "Ram" - "the first swallow", we will soon learn about the resumption of the Iranian-Germanic and Iranian-French economic projects. Under these conditions, the visit of Viktor Bondarev and the agreements reached mean that Russia has at least a chance not to be late for this tasty and extremely promising Iranian market and occupy corresponding niches that it relies on by definition.
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  1. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 25 October 2013 08: 15
    24
    the Iranian side has offered internships for Russian military pilots in Iran, which, according to the parties, will allow the pilots of the Russian Air Force to develop skills in operations in the Middle East, saturated with technical air defense systems of American and Israeli production

    If agreed, it would be excellent both from a political and especially from a military-technical point of view!
    1. Civil
      Civil 25 October 2013 08: 42
      +5
      And downed drones to give us to study!
      1. krasin
        krasin 25 October 2013 08: 49
        17
        They have already presented us with a copy of the drone intercepted and planted in 12 with the help of Voronezh, for which we are grateful!
        1. alone
          alone 25 October 2013 11: 09
          -15 qualifying.
          presented a model of a drone. only a cheese in a mousetrap.
    2. Oberst_71
      Oberst_71 25 October 2013 10: 18
      +7
      This is the only plus. Really need to fly, open the parameters of the radar, frequency.
    3. APES
      APES 25 October 2013 11: 57
      +6
      Offset
      For our Siluanovs and Dvorkovichs, “the sun rises in the West,” and therefore, they imagine Russian foreign economic cooperation, as well as Russian foreign policy, only in close relations with Western partners, and under any, sometimes absolutely humiliating conditions for Russia. The fact that the Russian geopolitical presence in the East provides a chance for Russian reindustrialization does not fit into their heads, since these heads are only sectarian dogmas of the “liberal economy”. With their desire to reduce all non-core assets, from the social sphere to the army, they generally do not need a Russian presence in the East, and it does not fit. Wailing about the deficit of the Russian budget, they see ways to fill it either in external borrowing or in increasing taxes on the population. They are not talking about making money through the development of their own military-industrial complex, because the development of industry for profit from military-technical cooperation is “higher mathematics”, and the mathematical apparatus of “effective managers” in the field of innovation for optimizing financial flows is fixated on arithmetic - take and share.

      ++++++++++++++++++++
    4. mirag2
      mirag2 25 October 2013 12: 03
      +6
      Here Israel see what it says, the transfer of a drone is an insult to the United States, the most secret US technologies will fall into Russia.
      And who called him there, this drone?
      That’s what you need to think about — is it not an insult to Iran’s sovereignty?
      What about cyber attacks against him?
      What kind of damage did all the centrifuges fly?
      So it’s not a shit, everybody is trying from everywhere, from where the US can only be invaded Iran.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 25 October 2013 21: 07
        +1
        Quote: mirag2
        Here Israel see what it says, the transfer of a drone is an insult to the United States, the most secret US technologies will fall into Russia.

        Half of the world in the USA grinds a tooth including the most ardent allies because of wiretapping and nothing, but then the poor fellow will be offended by the UAV? HA HA HA
        Learning to Benefit from Disagreements in American Foreign Policy
        1. Semen Semyonitch
          Semen Semyonitch 26 October 2013 06: 24
          0
          Quote: APASUS
          Quote: mirag2
          Here Israel see what it says, the transfer of a drone is an insult to the United States, the most secret US technologies will fall into Russia.

          Half of the world in the USA grinds a tooth including the most ardent allies because of wiretapping and nothing, but then the poor fellow will be offended by the UAV? HA HA HA
          Learning to Benefit from Disagreements in American Foreign Policy


          You, and me too, would very much like it to be so. But "ardent allies", as always, will wash and dry themselves. The satellites cannot spoil the relationship with the owner for one simple reason - they are mongrels ...
    5. Jurkovs
      Jurkovs 25 October 2013 14: 06
      +6
      But is it not on their planes to take an internship? So there will be our cars, and this means that Iran is ready to provide us with a military air base. Do not forget that we and Iran have a common sea border in the Caspian Sea and Iran has a good port there. The air and naval base of Russia in Iran and the transport corridor to them through the Caspian, this is what Russia needs in the 21st century.
      1. AVV
        AVV 29 October 2013 16: 42
        0
        Cooperation with Iran will give us and Iran additional opportunities, so do not miss them! Iran is an outpost in the east in the fight against Wahhabism, Saudis and Qatar manarchies !!!
  2. Wedmak
    Wedmak 25 October 2013 08: 48
    14
    Well, why not? Iran is a fairly strong country in the Middle East and is reckoned with. In addition, for us it is a kind of buffer against color revolutions by the Arab states. To build a chain of Iran-Syria relations would be very helpful. Qatar, UAE, will bite your elbows.
    1. Yuri Y.
      Yuri Y. 25 October 2013 09: 41
      +3
      Quote: Wedmak
      To build a chain of Iran-Syria relations would be very helpful.

      Of course, moreover, this would be a logical continuation of our policy towards Syria. As well as attempts to influence or participate in future economic processes in this region (for example, a possible Iranian pipeline). I don’t understand why the article says
      joint research and development work, which before that Russia conducted only with China.

      At a minimum, R&D is being carried out jointly with India.
    2. mirag2
      mirag2 25 October 2013 11: 50
      +4
      In general, this is a very correct, even the only right move in this situation.
      Now the Saudis with Israel will crush Iran together.
      Most importantly, the US has withdrawn from military intentions regarding Iran.
      I don’t understand how the Jewish lobby in Congress was overcome ...
      But this is a good move for us.
      If only sanctions were lifted from him, such opportunities would open up for us, both economically (just don’t say that I’m sliding down my stomach all the time) and in the military.
      Yes, and an invitation to an internship is super. Here then it would be possible to say that Russia is reborn, and is ready for any operations.
      And of course, access to the enemy’s almost freshest weapons to whistle for themselves.
      And Iran would be an ideal partner for us there, we would also get to the Middle East ...
      Generally plague prospects.
      ps I propose to look here (of course, everything is described here from the Jewish point of view, but one can reveal among the chaff and the grain of truth)
      http://www.debka.com/
  3. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 25 October 2013 08: 53
    +7
    Undoubtedly, it is necessary to develop comprehensive relations with Iran, and Medvedev must openly admit his decree banning the supply of S-300 and ask Putin to cancel it, then maybe he will save his face a little.
    1. vlad0
      vlad0 25 October 2013 09: 14
      +5
      LADIES spoiled a lot of things in relations not only with Iran. And for us, this country is of paramount importance in the Middle East region, if only because it is the only counterweight to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, from the supply of which the spread of plague revolutions, Wahhabism and squeezing the Russian Federation out of the Middle East is in full swing. There is still a sea of ​​reasons for strategic partnership, and on our part it will be very stupid and short-sighted not to respond to the steps taken towards us.
      1. Fin
        Fin 25 October 2013 10: 29
        +1
        Quote: vlad0
        And for us, this country is of paramount importance in the Middle East region,

        I agree. On BV in which direction of the map do not look everywhere a mess, Islamic militants. The only country that can restrain, and on occasion, give in the face of any rabble. Coordinated actions on oil and gas will not allow them to collapse prices. With the right relationship, a valuable ally. In addition, we border them on the Caspian Sea in the event of a deterioration in relations - a threat to production and a bridgehead for the invasion.
  4. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
    0
    Not at all in the subject, but still it is interesting to ask the members of the forum who are headquarters employees: such innovations did not appear in the military units of the Defense Ministry with the arrival of Shoigu, such as a passport of a military unit, well, or there a passport of an object in MS PowerPoit format and situational rooms ( for video conferencing)?
  5. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 25 October 2013 10: 23
    +3
    Russia's foreign policy is growing exponentially! Which is very pleasing! But inside the country, a mess so far (to put it mildly) I hope for radical changes in the future ..
    1. alone
      alone 25 October 2013 11: 23
      0
      in a mess it’s easier to rob a country and people. Do you think they voluntarily abandon this situation?
  6. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 25 October 2013 10: 37
    +5
    For the Medvedev government, Western development prospects overshadowed real, pragmatic relations with eastern partners. What gives the Russian government the orientation of the Russian government towards Europe? Nothing but a headache. Huge opportunities are missed that could be realized in close cooperation with Iranian colleagues. Thoughtless embargoes implemented to please the West hurt the Russian economy. It is urgent to change the economic policy towards Iran.
    1. 3935333
      3935333 25 October 2013 11: 16
      +3
      I agree with you! you just need to expel (or rather deport to those whom you work for) such people as Dvorkovich, Siluanov, Kudrin and other accomplices of the Rothschild family. They never thought and did not work for the good of our state. The main goal of this sect is to subjugate the gentiles! to make meat out of us ... They are afraid of Us - Russians !!!
  7. VladimS
    VladimS 25 October 2013 11: 04
    +3
    Clash of Clans. And Siluanov’s appointment is Putin’s concession to the warring clan.
    So far, the truth is we do not know under what conditions.
    I need to really shoot. An extremely weak figure in such and for such a position.
    Heaping even more worthless things.
    Hurry to be. Missing time.
  8. Ross
    Ross 25 October 2013 11: 22
    0
    Quote: Wedmak
    Well, why not? Iran is a fairly strong country in the Middle East and is reckoned with. In addition, for us it is a kind of buffer against color revolutions by the Arab states. To build a chain of Iran-Syria relations would be very helpful. Qatar, UAE, will bite your elbows.

    It's like that. But first change the government M
  9. So_o_tozh
    So_o_tozh 25 October 2013 11: 47
    0
    So who is the staff worker here: Balance up, Smyrnaaa, equalization in the middle, the tavarisch of the Salavat Ministry of Emergency Situations, I’m reporting ... soldier )))
  10. 528Obrp
    528Obrp 25 October 2013 12: 09
    +2
    the British government announced its readiness to resume, together with the Iranians, the development of the offshore gas field "Rhum", which is 390 kilometers north-east of Aberdeen.
    And xp * on them. Let shale from overseas wait. \

    It is still premature to disclose the contents of the agreements reached,
    Intrigued!
  11. avg
    avg 25 October 2013 12: 49
    +1
    Of course, we need to cooperate with Iran, but only where it is beneficial to us. And to think of them as allies is, at least, stupid. Remember Khomeini’s statement that the United States is great Satan and the USSR is a little smaller. The current spiritual (but essentially real) leader of Iran Khamenei is his student. And if someone thinks that their attitude towards Russia has changed a lot, he is deeply mistaken. They need the lifting of sanctions and access to technology, and here they are ready to negotiate with any Satan. And it would be nice for us to calculate how much the world price of oil will decrease after Iran returns to the European market. And for any of our NOT STRATEGIC R&D, modernization and voting at the UN, demand a profitable participation in oil projects.
    The author, on the one hand, offers to be friends uncompromisingly, on the other hand, more than once emphasizes the peculiarities of the eastern mentality. So I want to give two oriental wisdom:
    1. Hope for Allah, and tie the donkey.
    2. If the camel with his head in the tent did not receive his face, then the next time he considers himself to be the master in the tent.
  12. wax
    wax 25 October 2013 19: 09
    +3
    Iran should be invited to the Customs Union. And the faster, the better.
  13. Jogan-xnumx
    Jogan-xnumx 25 October 2013 19: 41
    0
    It would be foolish to miss the opportunity for such cooperation. And looking at pi.n.dosov is stupid with their sanctions. Sanctions must be approached in terms of benefits for their country, not the United States.
    And in general, how many countries of pi.n.dos have lowered below the plinth? How many hates them in the world? Not all of them, of course, but many of them are potential allies of Russia. Maybe this is worth considering? Not as zealously as under the USSR - all the "Honduras" were fed, but on mutual benefit - why not? The OVD "bent", and what now looks flimsy and not very reliable ... what
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  15. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 25 October 2013 21: 09
    +2
    If this friendly handshake intensifies even by a millimeter, "pro-American" Azerbaijan is off. Only vile steam will rise ... This is out of small joys. The biggest nonsense is that we lose hundreds of millions every day. We lose a billion somewhere every three days, and not speculative empty pieces of paper but real resources. The lack of a close, closest friendship with Iran is indescribable, almost incredible stupidity.
    Yes, ayatola declared the USSR as enemy number two. Well, what did you want from a RELIGIOUS leader about a country that declared militant atheism with state policy? And so, what is Iran to share with Russia? All issues are calmly resolved ... It's time for the GDP to strangle this government. Actually, it's worth it ... to be caught in the outhouse, and as soon as possible ...
  16. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 13 November 2013 19: 18
    0
    Quote: Mikhail3
    Yes, ayatola declared the USSR as enemy number two. Well, what did you want from a RELIGIOUS leader about a country that declared militant atheism with state policy?


    So this RELIGIOUS leader is the ultimate truth in their power structure, and their president is just a "moderator" without the rights of an "administrator". What should Iran share with Russia? Caspian. While they are under an embargo, they are ready to flirt with Moscow and promise that everything can be solved. The embargo will end - the infidels are again enemy number 2. In Islam, in principle, there is no concept of an agreement with “infidels”. True agreements are only possible between Muslims. The principle of jihad always remains in force and awaits its implementation as soon as there is a real opportunity to bring it to life. The laws of Islam are built on two unshakable foundations - the Koran and "precedents". The word “precedents” refers to the life of Muhammad. Where does it follow that the Iranians must necessarily break any agreement that they themselves sign? - From the “precedent” set by Muhammad. In 628 he signed an agreement with the Qureisha tribe known as the Hadivia Treaty. Because at that moment the Quraysh were stronger than him. The treaty provided for a truce for ten years. But not even two had passed when Muhammad gathered his forces, unleashed a war and this time captured Mecca. And so it will be so long as the theocracy in Iran, it is an ally who will be the first to stick a knife in the back on occasion.
  17. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 13 November 2013 19: 18
    0
    Quote: Mikhail3
    Yes, ayatola declared the USSR as enemy number two. Well, what did you want from a RELIGIOUS leader about a country that declared militant atheism with state policy?


    So this RELIGIOUS leader is the ultimate truth in their power structure, and their president is just a "moderator" without the rights of an "administrator". What should Iran share with Russia? Caspian. While they are under an embargo, they are ready to flirt with Moscow and promise that everything can be solved. The embargo will end - the infidels are again enemy number 2. In Islam, in principle, there is no concept of an agreement with “infidels”. True agreements are only possible between Muslims. The principle of jihad always remains in force and awaits its implementation as soon as there is a real opportunity to bring it to life. The laws of Islam are built on two unshakable foundations - the Koran and "precedents". The word “precedents” refers to the life of Muhammad. Where does it follow that the Iranians must necessarily break any agreement that they themselves sign? - From the “precedent” set by Muhammad. In 628 he signed an agreement with the Qureisha tribe known as the Hadivia Treaty. Because at that moment the Quraysh were stronger than him. The treaty provided for a truce for ten years. But not even two had passed when Muhammad gathered his forces, unleashed a war and this time captured Mecca. And so it will be so long as the theocracy in Iran, it is an ally who will be the first to stick a knife in the back on occasion.