Russia is preparing to equip Iran with an advanced satellite system that would increase its military espionage capabilities, current and former US and Middle East officials with knowledge of the situation told the Washington Post.
The Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite with Russian hardware would be launched in Russia, with Iran being able to use the satellite to spy on any target, including US troops in Iraq and military bases in Israel, when the country does. wish.
The satellite is said to have a camera resolution of 1.2 meters and significantly improve the country’s spy capabilities, said the three officials who spoke to The Post.
Since 2018, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has visited Russia to negotiate the deal, and Russian experts have visited Iran to train the country’s crews in the operation of the satellite, officials said.
Officials said the satellite could be launched in the coming months.
An official says there are concerns Iran is sharing satellite information with Iranian militias.
United States said Thursday that it would impose sanctions on an international network linked to one of the militias, the Houthi rebels.
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La Colline has contacted the Pentagon for comment.