The possibility of a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities may evoke images of an air strike, but the Islamic Republic is gearing to counter every scenario and according to Al-Mashreq website, Tehran has prepared a detailed plan of the defense in case of a ground offensive by the West.
The website, which is affiliated with top defense circles, detailed the plan sans Iran's previous threats against Israeli or American internets in the Persian Gulf.
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The report notes Iran's ability to use upgraded landmines, which can be use as as both anti-personnel landmines and anti-vehicle ones; T-72 tanks, which can be camouflaged and maintain the element of surprise, and special laser cannons with a 4km range.
According to the report, Western ground troops would also encounter armored personnel carrier armed with Iranian anti-tank missiles and equipped with camouflaging system meant to protect them from enemy missiles.
Revolutionary Guards drill (Photo: AFP)
Backing them up will be the Iranian military's motorcycle unit – scores of motorcyclists armed with automatic weapons, shoulder-fired missiles and RPGs.
The Iranians boast that these troops' specialty is to lie in wait and surprise the enemy with a crushing blow.
In case of battle, Iran's ground troops will also be assisted by cobra helicopters and Soviet-made planes, which can transport up to 30 soldiers.
Ground troops will also be equipped with SA-6 surface-to-air missiles, which can hit targets in an altitude of up to 14km.
Iran has often warned that any strike against it will meet an "unparalleled response."
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