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decide what to do. As it turned out - his decision was wrong. Unfortunately, the Iranians have not answered several key questions yet. For instance, no information was provided as to why optoelectronic sensors have not been used, that the Iranian launchers use. According to the information that is available in the open sources, Iran procured 29 Tor-M1 launchers in Russia. These have been delivered between 2006 and 2007. The main mission assigned to those systems is the protection of critical facilities involved in nuclear and missile development programs. Boeing 737-800 belonging to the Ukraine International Airliners is probably the second airliner shot down by the Tor-M1 SAM. The system in question has become a part of the inventory of the armed forces in at least 11 countries around the world. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Tor-M1 also shot down an IRIAF F-4 Phantom II - both crew members ejected. The incident was caused by airspace intrusion nearby a nuclear power plant. Photo: GettyImages CATASTROPHE

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