(RUSSIA) Stephen Trimble from Flight Global reports Russia delivered the Avtobaza ground-based electronic intelligence and jamming system (see left) to Iran just four months ago.
While most weapons deliveries to Iran are blocked, a jamming system like the Avtobaza is allowed because it’s a passively defensive machine “designed to jam side-looking and fire control radars on aircraft and manipulate the guidance and control systems of incoming enemy missiles.”
Possibly what NATO regulators didn’t plan on was the jammer’s potential as a communications link allowing UAVs to be controlled remotely.
Whether that’s how it was used Sunday is another matter.
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