Was this an accident or divine intervention? Certainly, an Iran without ‘eyes in the sky’ makes a safer target for any Israeli jets that might need to fly over. While the world leaders bicker in New York City, this would be an opportune time for such a tactic. Remember, too, that the US and Israel are conducting joint exercises right now. — PID
(DEBKAfile) – Up above a big military parade in Tehran on Tuesday, Sept. 22, as Iranian president declared Iran’s armed forces would “chop off the hands” of any power daring to attack his country, two air force jets collided in mid-air. One was Iran’s only airborne warning and control system (AWACS) for coordinating long-distance aerial operations, DEBKAfile’s military and Iranian sources disclose.
/SNIP/ The loss of this airborne control system has left Iran’s air force and air and missile defenses without “electronic eyes” for surveillance of the skies around its borders.