Iran presents battlefield contingencies (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Dudi Cohen Published: 03.26.12, 22:22)
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Regime-affiliated website details Tehran´s plans of defense in case
West decides to mount ground offensive against nuclear facilities;
says Iran can ´crush enemy´
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.
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
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
Ground troops will also be equipped with SA-6 surface-to-air
missiles, which can hit targets in an altitude of up to 14km.
The website stressed that despite showcasing most of these abilities
during Iran´s last war games, Tehran still has "many other
capabilities that would surprise and crush the enemy."
Iran has often warned that any strike against it will meet
an "unparalleled response." (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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