Dude, read up on what you're commenting on before you deliver your verdict, damn it. Are you seriously going to tear into @Hack-Hook for being a traitor and then spout such nonsensical rubbish?Nonesense! Either Iran was given blueprints of s-300/400 and/or had older systems it had procurred in the past and began reverse engineering them. Iran has built something better than an Su-27?! LMAO!!! Why are they not selling them then?! 🤤
Iranian AA batteries have a completely different architecture from the russian/chinese ones to the effect even isnotreal mentioned it in a "jerusalem post" article. Radar designs are different, missiles used are different, even the software is different. Get a grip, man.
But yeah, as far as purchase of Su-35S goes, he's wrong. It's a required deal but likely won't materialize so HESA/OWJ need to collaborate and race to deliver a 4++ generation fighter, even if large RCS but with datalink and able to communicate and receive data from ground AA units so as to get a clearer picture of threats.