Iran Points Finger at Israel for Explosives-laden Components in Ballistic Missiles, Drones

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 12:41 PM, September 1, 2023
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Iran Points Finger at Israel for Explosives-laden Components in Ballistic Missiles, Drones
Screen grab from August 31, 2023, video by Iran's IRINN network, showing purportedly faulty foreign-made components @IRINN

Iran has leveled allegations against Israel’s Mossad agents of sabotaging its missile and drone programs with faulty, foreign-made explosive components.

Iran's state television broadcast showcased fragments of components resembling military-grade, high-density circular electrical connectors. These connectors serve the purpose of attaching electronic elements, such as guidance computers, to missiles or drones, facilitating the transmission of both electricity and signals. Previous Iranian videos have depicted missile scientists working with similar connectors.

According to the report, the contentious component contained a modified explosive device intentionally implanted within it, set to detonate at a predetermined time.

The report didn't explain why Iran sought foreign connectors, but some Iranian websites favored Russian ones. Russia's sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine could have made acquiring missile electronics difficult.

Experts studying Iranian-made drones used by Russia in the war have found similar connectors.

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