Some of you have absolutely no idea!
In the past 3 decades the US has been transferring the electronic tech side of it's defense systems to China amongst others. This was stupid in the
extreme as they are now discovering.
Iran has been under weapons sanctions for all this time. There techs and engineers have had the best education that China and Russia could provide.
They are not infected with Capitalism resulting in weapons that are much more inexpensive to produce.
Dont tell me that China has not provided electronic boards under the radar. The rest they can manufacture with a workforce that is extremely
dedicated, unlike the West. The West has no idea what weapons Iran has produced, they are very good at keeping US intelligence agents out of their
Remember that low tech solutions worked well in Vietnam, defeating a Super Power. Ditto for Afghanistan except they defeated two super powers.!
Iran captured one of the most advanced Drones in the US arsenal, mainly intact.
Some of you are dreaming, careful it doesn't become your worst nightmare.
This is not a military that hates it's leaders, it is a military defending it's own country and it's millennium old culture in some of the
mountainous territory to rival Afghanistan AND they have had decades to prepare.
As I read between the lines of the OPs story I can only laugh at the material. Commencing anti armor tech, hardly! This is for Western consumption.
They have this Tech level and I would guess they have a lot of them.
Lastly, it is one thing to take a city, quite another to hold it. Just look at what Iraq has done with no planning and preparations. Iran has had
decades to plan and planning for such an event could have devastating consequences for an invading force.
All you have to read is the greatest military mind of all time, and yea, he was Chinese. The Persians are just as good at asymmetrical warfare,
something the US may discover at great cost. Occupying an Iran city could cost thousands of US serviceman their lives on a daily basis. Hell, I
could plan such an operation myself!