posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Sir Solomon
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Thanks for all of the information! A lot to digest and I'm learning a great deal. Makes me feel like an idiot before Which is one of the
reasons I'm here: to learn.
The information on multistatic detection is what I really found interesting. Something to ask here then would be what types of systems does Iran have
in place that could participate in this? I am not aware of any AWACS-type equipment deployed by their airforce, or of their space assets having this
ability. Also there may not be enough TV towers to participate. Maybe this is where Russia has been supplying little "surprises" over the years
for our forces should this attack happen.
Makes me wonder though if the first wave won't be the Tomahawk cruise missiles alone to bust holes in the air defense ahead of an air attack. Four
SSGN's capable of holding 154 Tomahawks each were all deployed for the first time in history (given that they just finished the retrofitting this
isn't saying much). Now I'm not saying they are all in the Persian Gulf, but even one would make a pretty good door pounder. Two would make Iran
have a really terrible day. All four may make air attacks pointless except for hardened targets.
Yea no problem i honestly belive that Iran cannot stop a US attack because they do not have the s-300/400 systems. They do however have 10 SA-22
Greyhound (Pantsyr S1) units and 29 tor missle systems and a variety of other low tech equipment:
I do think not think Iran has an AWACS anymore because theirs was a Ilyushin Il-76 which was destroyed in an air collision;
I believe that Iran does not probably posses the knowledge or even know about multistatic radars in the firstplace without Russian help, They are
probably more worried about small things here and there, and lot looking at making a networked multistatic radar system.
They should really go to all tv stations, radio stations and request their assistance and borrow their dishes for times when they suspect a stealth
attack is happening.
I really believe that Iran is not thinking about this right now as it is being bogged down by other things probably. If there was probably one smart
commander thinknig al lot, long and hard abour air defense strategies, he would have hopefully thought up of employing multistatic radar. But since I
think the US has spies there, we would know about it and would be thinking of different methodologies of attack.
In summary Iran does not have the s-300/400 system which was probably the only threat to the f-22. It does have the pantysir and tor systems which
defend against tomahawk missles and jdams and Harm missles and such. Therefore Iran may be able to stop them in their terminal phases but will not be
realisitically be able to hit the F-22 without the s-400 system. Also their commanders in charge of air defense may not have russian assistance in
radar technology using VHF radars and multistatic systems, so therefore I think that it will be an easier war for the US..
But I could be wrong...we could all be wrong...