Just business: Taliban are selling US military equipment to Iran

TEHRAN, ($1=42,190.00 Iranian Rials) – Field military intelligence left in Afghanistan under the guise of diplomatic missions reports that the Taliban have begun selling some US military equipment to Iran. According to reports, these are armored vehicles and off-road vehicles. However, there are reports that the Taliban will be able to negotiate the sale of abandoned military equipment that is not working.

BulgarianMilitary.com cannot confirm this information, although some sources report an already official deal between the Taliban and Iran. They claim that the two parties have agreed on a relatively low price, without specifying the parameters of the deal. One reason for the alleged low price is barter between the Taliban and Iran, which can supply the new Afghan government with various short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles.

BulgarianMilitary.com envisioned a similar deal a day before the Taliban officially entered Kabul. This is expected to happen, as the Taliban are not known for their “need for money” as they can restore old opium fields or use new ones that have emerged in recent years.

There is no official confirmation from Tehran of such a deal with the Taliban. However, the Iranians would not miss the opportunity to acquire American equipment and try to “copy” some ideas to use in their development. BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that despite the arms embargo on Iran in recent years, the country has managed to develop a fairly strong and somewhat high-quality military industry that resists American influence.

Whether Iran bought the equipment from the Taliban will become clear within a year at the latest if the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is armed with similar equipment copied by the Americans.

BulgarianMilitary.com reminds you that last year during the administration of former US President Donald Trump, the UN lifted the arms embargo on Iran. Tehran was expected to buy weapons from Russia or China immediately, but that has not yet happened.

Despite economic sanctions and an arms embargo in recent decades, the standard of living in Iran is decent for the region. The average monthly salary in Iran is nearly $ 1,500, and the highest salary in the Islamic State is nearly $ 4,800. The average monthly salary including housing, transportation, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers.

Iran may buy the new Russian Su-75 fighter

Speculation in the Russian media about the future of Russia’s newest Su-75 Checkmate fighter on international markets has already begun and is again on the Tehran-Tel Aviv axis. We remind you that on July 20 this year at the international air show MAKS 2021 near Moscow, Russia presented a single-engine light stealth fighter of the fifth-generation Su-75 Checkmate.

According to an unnamed expert quoted by the Russian newspaper Aviapro, Iran is the most suitable and perhaps the “first future” customer of the Su-75. “After receiving the Russian Su-75, Iran can easily cope with the Israeli Air Force, as the light Russian fifth-generation fighter aircraft will surpass the F-35i Adir in its flight, technical and combat qualities. It must be assumed that Israel will prevent the conclusion of such an agreement in any possible way,” said the unnamed specialist from the site.

It is a known fact that Iran needs to upgrade its air force equipment. According to unconfirmed information, Tehran is ready to spend a little over $ 3 billion for this purpose. According to the quoted expert from Aviapro, this would mean that Iran would easily buy at least 100 Su-75 Checkmate fighters for this amount, which means that this fighter jet would cost $ 30 million.


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