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Iran's secret underground plutonium plant encircled by missile sites.
Iran is pursuing a plutonium bomb too.
Satellite imagery shows that three surface-to-air missile sites and at least 50 batteries of anti-aircraft guns protect this research reactor and heavy water production plant. Only one missile battery guards the uranium enrichment facility at Fordow, by contrast.
Arak’s defences are carefully arrayed on the high ground surrounding the facility, with an outer ring of anti-aircraft guns deployed along possible attack routes and an inner circle placed around the installation’s perimeter.
The missile batteries are found on three sides of Arak, with one crowning the highest mountain above the facility.
Arak’s defences have to be strong because this plant is the most vulnerable of Iran’s sensitive nuclear sites. Unlike Fordow, which is buried inside a mountain, and Natanz, the other uranium enrichment plant which is largely underground, the entire complex at Arak appears to be above the surface.
Whether these defences would trouble the air forces of Iran’s most likely adversaries, Israel and the US, is another matter. the anti-aircraft missiles at Arak are obsolete models known as the Shahin.
Under the Shah, America sold Iran Hawk surface-to-air missiles, a 1960s design. Iran’s current rulers inherited this system after the Revolution of 1979. They upgraded the Hawk, modernising its radar guidance system and renaming it the Shahin. But this weapon is decades out of date.
As for the guns, they would be capable of filling the sky above the plant with a hail of lead, making a close range attack extremely perilous. But the Israeli and US air forces would not launch that kind of strike. Both have long range “stand-off” missiles, which would be fired hundreds of miles away from Arak and well beyond the reach of its defences.
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Really? And if we don't.....you'll...you'll...come back and whine more like a lil bitch.Oh please don't scare us any more Isn't that all ATS nazis actually do?:
Originally posted by Kr0nZ
Good for them.
They gotta keep Amerisrael's hands off it somehow.
Until they decide to do as they preach, they have no right telling others what to do.
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
Big deal Wild Weasels will clear a air corridor with HARM missiles and cluster bombs.
Originally posted by Alchemst7
If I was playing this game of chess, knowing satelites were watching every move I do, I would fake the activity of one nuclear facility thats really not in production,and surround it with a bunch of defense missles, while the nuclear facility with the least amount of defense is in full production!