In Israel's attack on Iran, a Russian air defense system was "destroyed".

Israel's attack on Iran appears to be a precision strike that destroyed a key part of Russia's air defense system at the key Isfahan air base, some reports said.

According to analysts and The New York Times, satellite images showed a "radar" component of the S-300 air defense installation that was either damaged or destroyed.

"The likely damaged radar was visible in the imagery," said Chris Biggers, a former US military analyst who works for a satellite imagery analytics company.

Four vehicles carrying missiles were also nearby but were apparently not damaged, he said.

"Their status and location are currently unclear," he said.

Iran received the S-300 air defense system from Russia in 2016.

The damaged radar equipment is near the 8th Shekari Air Base, northeast of Isfahan, a city in central Iran, where sounds of multiple explosions were reported early Friday morning.

A CNN report, citing satellite images, said there was no evidence of major damage at the air base, suggesting it was a deliberately limited attack.

Israeli media reports also suggested the attack targeted infrastructure used to provide air cover for Natanz, a secret facility involved in Iran's nuclear program.

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