Iran Unveils New Anti-Aircraft System Which Could Complicate Strike On Nuclear Facilities...
Iranian military leaders unveiled a new missile defense system Friday that is built to destroy “aggressive” U.S. aircraft, according to reports.
The system, dubbed Ra’d, “has been built in a bid to confront U.S. aircraft and can hit targets 50km in distance and 75,000 feet in altitude,” Iranian General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the nation’s Aerospace Force Brigadier, told Iran’s Fars News Agency Friday.
The new system is evidence that Iran’s military capabilities are becoming more sophisticated as it gets closer to building nuclear weapons capabilities, foreign policy experts told the Free Beacon.
“This means the clock is ticking down” on a preemptive strike on Iran by the U.S. or Israel, said Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser on Iran and Iraq. “With the more progress they make with their missiles, they may take the option off the table for us.”