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Enemy Aircrafts Highly Insecure due to Air Mine Innovation
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Spokesman of the extensive 'Blow of Zolfaqar' war games said Iran has innovated an air mine system which could be utilized at all the different low, medium and high altitudes, stressing that the system makes Iran's airspace highly insecure for enemy planes.
He further pointed to air dominance specially in the area above the battleground as one of the capabilities of the air force of such powers, and added, "In line with the aforesaid goal, the Islamic Republic ground force has provided systems which can turn the air space of the country highly insecure for the enemies in all the different low, medium and high altitudes.
The General also referred to another one of the Iranian defense industries' products, called air mine system, devised for posing counter-threats.
"The air mine could also be deployed at the different low, medium and high altitudes in order to counter enemy threats via air," he stated, saying that the Iranian army's innovation can make the country's airspace highly insecure for enemy planes.
Quite simply a highly toxic fart left in a room when its main occupant is not present, to be discovered later when the occupant returns. This form of warfare has been outlawed by NATO but is still in use in many urban office engagement zones.
Originally posted by kilcoo316
They could have proximity fuses on the balloon/warhead - instead of relying on skin-skin contact, anything entering a 100 metre radius will be destroyed.
Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
The fact that he said "air-mine system" hints that these are not stand-alone devices, but rather a system of weapons designed specifically to eliminate intruding aircraft. Most likely they would not be impact-activated, because you would need a ridiculous amount of them to make any such system effective, plus the things would impede the movement of your own aircraft.
But I'm really not sure what it could be. The only thing that can really stay in one place for a long time is a SAM site, but why not just say SAM site instead of air-mining system?
Originally posted by intelgurl
sort of makes you wonder what effect an AESA radar with a signal strong enough to nearly instantaneously cook birds in it's path might have on such balloons, particularly if they are lofting a payload of high explosives.
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
Tis might be a minor point, but could not someone use small UAV's with machine guns to "down" any ballons in the way?
and A-10 might also do a good job, as it can fly low and slow-relitive to a jet-and take out a lot of them also.
This being done with F-16/18/22 on top guarding the a-10's.
Simple cost effective plan by Iran, simple cost effective plan by the US/Allies