Russia May Supply Electronic Defense Systems

Russia May Supply Electronic Defense Systems Russia May Supply Electronic Defense Systems

Russia is considering the delivery of ground-based electronic warfare systems for defense purposes to Iran, the manufacturer said on Monday.

“We are ready to consider the possibility of delivering ground-based EW complexes to Iran if necessary and should the political situation allow,” Igor Nasenkov, the first deputy director general of the Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

KRET, one of Russia’s largest holding companies, was founded in 2009. The company is part of the Rostec state technologies corporation, uniting over 95 radio-electronic industrial companies.

The manufacturer has developed several EW systems, including the radar system Moskva-1, onboard defense system President-S for civil and military aircraft and the Rtut-BM system to alert troops and equipment to incoming artillery fire.

  S-300 Contract

Sputnik quoted the head of Rostec as saying on Monday that Russia has signed a contract with Iran on the delivery of S-300 missile defense systems and as soon as the first part of the contract is fulfilled, Tehran will rescind its court case against Russia for non-delivery.

“We’re talking about the S-300 missile defense system. The contract has already been signed,” Sergei Chemezev said at the airshow.

Chemezov did not elaborate which variations of the S-300 missile defense system will be supplied to Iran.

In 2007, Russia and Iran signed an $800-million deal for the delivery of five S-300 battalions. In 2011, Iran sued Rosoboronexport in the Geneva Arbitration Court after Moscow suspended the contract, citing the UN Security Council-imposed arms embargo against Tehran.

In April 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree allowing the contract to proceed shortly after P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) and Iran reached a comprehensive nuclear agreement to remove all economic sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.