The hyped-up Iranian weapons paraded in Tehran are not new

A military parade Friday in Tehran opened a week of ceremonies marking the 32nd anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. DEBKAfile: The Raad or Thunder air defense system, touted as more advanced than its Russian predecessor, the Shehab-3 and Senjil ballistic missiles whose reported ranges are from 1,300 to 2,000 kilometers, and the Kadar, are all veterans of Iran’s military arsenal.
The absence of new weapons systems on parade attests to the mounting difficulties Iran faces in developing new, upgraded hardware.

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