Post-Nuke Deal Iran Wants To Build Russian Su-30 Fighters And A New Advanced Tank

Now that Iran is sitting on a pile of cash and the import ban on conventional military hardware has been partially lifted following the nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic is looking to replace its hodgepodge of vintage military hardware. This may soon include producing Russian Su-30 multi-role fighters and T-90 tanks…


Fox News Pundits Shit The Bed More Than Usual Over Iran's Detaining Of U.S. Sailors

If you believe the way Fox News covered it, the video that surfaced of Iran’s detention of 10 American sailors was an outrage, the entire incident was a failure of the Obama Administration, and it was totally out of line to thank the Iranians for returning our sailors safely. Join me as I recount the absurd crescendo…

Iranian Rocket Splashes Down Near US Aircraft Carrier In Straits Of Hormuz 

An Iranian gunboat fired rockets just 1,500 yards off the starboard side of the the Nimitz Class super carrier USS Harry S. Truman during its recent transit through the Straits of Hormuz, serving as another reminder of how easily things in the Persian Gulf could go from a tense calm to a shooting war with Iran.

New Video Of F-14 Tomcat Escorts And Cruise Missiles As Russia Steps Up Syria Offensive

New video is emerging of Russia’s heavy bomber sorties and naval cruise missile strikes against targets in Syria. This includes some pretty amazing bomb and cruise missile drop sequences and footage showing the bombers’ fighter escorts, which included Iranian F-14A Tomcats and Russian Su-30SM Flankers.

Iran Shows Off Its Ballistic Missile Caves In Rare State TV Footage

Iran recently made headlines when it test launched a new medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, an action that was in clear violation U.N. security resolutions. Yet possibly more interesting was Iran’s state-run news agency showing off massive tunnels built to hide many of its most…

All The Things The Democratic Candidates Got Wrong On Defense At Last Night's Debate 

The first Democractic Presidential Debate was dominated by domestic policy issues, but there were still plenty of opportunities for the candidates to say things that were devoid of specifics or even just flat-out wrong on defense. Foxtrot Alpha will dissect these statements just as we’ve done for the two Republican…

Report: Russian Cruise Missiles Destined For Syria Crash In Iran

Yesterday, Russia fired off no less than 26 of its new Kalibr cruise missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea, all were aimed at 11 targets in Syria. Because of their launching location, the missiles had to fly through northwest Iran and northern Iraq to make it to their targets in Syria. CNN reports that a number of…


Did We Just Give Iran The Bomb Or Did We Usher In A New Era Of Peace?

Earlier today the world’s leaders announced a historic nuclear agreement with Iran that could block the country’s path to developing nuclear weapons for more than a decade. like any agreement crafted over years and led by a windsurfing diplomat, it’s not perfect.

Why Exactly Is A Saudi Arabian Airliner At Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport?

In what is an unbelievably rare, if not unprecedented occasion, a Saudi Airlines Airbus A330 landed at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport today for technical reasons. The aircraft was empty, on a return trip from Brussels and it remains unclear if the stop was actually planned or part of an in-flight emergency.

There Is No Way In Fiery Hell Iran Is Getting An F1 Race Anytime Soon

Formula One nerds were all a-twittering this weekend over a report from Iranian state news agency IRNA saying that the Middle Eastern dictatorship has plans to construct a “Formula 1 circuit.” But here’s the thing. Iran can build an F1-capable circuit all they want, but it ain’t happening anytime soon.

Why Is Iran's National Car More Interesting Than You May Think?

Petrolicious recently sat down with Shaheen Armin, a young man who quit his job designing new cars in the U.S. in order to create a documentary about a nearly unknown classic car. The Paykan, or “Arrow” in Persian was made in Iran since the ’60s, becoming known as “the national car of Iran” mostly because it was made…