Russia is preparing to provide Iran with an advanced satellite system to enhance its military espionage capabilities, current and former US and Middle East officials with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post.
Russia’s Kanopus-V satellite with Russian hardware will be launched in Russia, and Iran will be able to use the satellite to spy on any target, including US troops in Iraq and military bases in Israel, whenever the country wishes.
The satellite will have a camera resolution of 1
Since 2018, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has traveled to Russia to negotiate the deal, and Russian experts have gone to Iran to train the country’s crews on how to operate the satellite, according to officials.
Officials said the satellite could be launched in the next few months.
One official said there were fears that Iran would share satellite information with Iranian police groups.
United States said Thursday that it will impose sanctions on an international network that has links to one of the militia groups, Hutty rebels.
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Hill turned to the Pentagon for comment.