View Full Version : Moscow Modernizing The Revolutionary Guard

02-18-2009, 10:52 AM
On February 17, 2009, Iranian Defense Minister Mustafa Najar entered into talks with Russian officials in Moscow. Najar has had meetings with the Defense Minister's counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov, in answer to Moscow's offer to sell major weapons systems to Teheran. Official spokepersons for both governments claim decisions will be made as a result of these meetings.

Russia has proposed the modernization of much of Iran's military power. Part of the package includes the upgraded MiG-29SMT, S-300 air defense systems and naval platforms.

The Russian Interfax News Agency reported that Najar arrived in Moscow late on February 16th. The focus of Najar's visit would be the future procurement of the S-300 long-range air defense system.

Russia has been deemed the number one military supplier of Iran. Iran has made demands on the Russian Government for technology transfer and coproduction with any deal struck with Moscow. Moscow is likewise pressing for major arms sales to Iran in 2009. The Kremlin focuses on Iran being the major market to increase Russian defense exports to $8.5 billion over the next twelve months.