The Fajr 5 missile fired by Hizbullah at Israel
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Iran to send missiles to Hizbullah

Jane's Defense Weekly reports of surface-to-air missile transfer between Tehran, Shiite terror group

Hizbullah will receive shipments of surface-to-air missile systems in the coming months from Iran, enhancing the terror organization's ability to shoot at Israel Air Force crafts, according a Jane's Defense Weekly report released on Friday.


During a July meeting, Hizbullah called on Tehran to "accelerate and extend the scope of weapon shipments from Iran to the Islamic Resistance, particularly advanced missiles against ground and air targets."


The magazine added that Hizbullah sought "an array of more advanced weaponry, including more advanced SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems."


"Iranian authorities conveyed a message to the Hezbollah leadership that their forces would continue to receive a steady supply of weapons systems," Jane's said.


"The details coming from the meeting reveal that they are about ensuring a constant supply of weapons to support Islamic Resistance operations against Israel," said Robin Hughes, Jane's Middle East Editor.


"We are told the latest meeting was attended by senior representatives of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Quds force which is responsible for training and logistic support for Iranian-backed insurgent groups."


The magazine also stated that Tehran supplied Hizbullah with Iranian-made Noor radar-guided anti-ship cruise missiles and Chinese QW-1 (Vanguard) shoulder-launched SAMs.


Russian made SAMs will, according to reports, be supplied at a later date.


Israeli corvette off the Lebanese coast was struck by a Hezbollah anti-ship missile a few weeks ago, killing four sailors. Israel said the missile was produced by Iran. Tehran claimed it was not involved.


פרסום ראשון: 08.06.06, 09:06
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