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Will Israel be concerned enough that they finally take action against Russia?
“Russia to launch spy satellite for Iran but use it first over Ukraine – WP 05.08.2022 08:01 https://www.ukrinform.net
Russia will launch a surveillance satellite for Iran, but will first use it to spy on targets in Ukraine.
That’s according to The Washington Post, referring to Western security officials, Ukrinform
A new satellite that Russia is set to launch on Iran’s behalf next week will massively improve Tehran’s ability to spy on military targets in the Middle East. At the same time, Moscow first intends to use it to assist its invasion of Ukraine, the report says.
Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said it would launch the spacecraft on August 9, fulfilling a deal negotiated with Iran over the past four years.
“Russia agreed to build and launch the Kanopus-V system, which will include a high-resolution camera that would give Tehran unprecedented capabilities, including near-continuous monitoring of sensitive facilities in Israel and the Persian Gulf,” the report reads.
But Iran may not be able to operate the satellite immediately.
“Russia, which has struggled to achieve its military objectives in its five-month-old assault on Ukraine, has told Tehran that it plans to use the satellite for several months, or longer, to enhance its surveillance of military targets in that conflict,” WP says.
The pending launch is the latest indicator of increased military and political cooperation between Moscow and Tehran.
The satellite’s camera boasts a 1.2-m resolution, which substantially improves Iran’s current capabilities, the report says”. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3543915-russia-to-launch-spy-satellite-for-iran-but-use-it-first-over-ukraine-wp.html
“Russia to launch spy satellite for Iran but use it first over Ukraine
The remote-sensing craft could give Tehran unprecedented capabilities, but Iran may have to wait its turn” By Joby Warrick and Ellen Nakashima August 4, 2022 at 1:34 p.m. EDT, Washington Post: https://archive.ph/RhoTu
“How significant is the latest Russia-Iran satellite move? – analysis
Israel and the US are concerned the tech could be used for intel and nuke progress. By YONAH JEREMY BOB Published: AUGUST 4, 2022 10:53
“will Russian help lead to a jump forward in the Islamic Republic’s independent satellite launch capabilities which will transfer to stronger capabilities for delivering future potential nuclear weapons?…. the Russian leader rarely admits actions his country takes that much of the world would disapprove of, and possibly the latest announcements are a subtle cover for more insidious goals….“ https://web.archive.org/web/20220804085431/https://www.jpost.com/international/article-713905
“Russia’s space agency to launch Iranian satellite into orbit
The satellite, named Khayyam, was developed and manufactured at enterprises that are part of Roscosmos”. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF Published: AUGUST 3, 2022 12:53 Updated: AUGUST 3, 2022 20:09 https://web.archive.org/web/20220804082225/https://www.jpost.com//breaking-news/article-713804