05/03/2017 00:17

Iran testes Bavar-373 air defense missile

Iran is forcefully working on its home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system, dubbed as Bavar (Belief) 373, Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Wednesday.

“Steady work efforts are being made on Bavar 373 missile system and a number of tests have been carried out on this system, and these tests will continue until the date of delivery,” General Hatami said.

Asked if the Iranian air defense shield has been tested against incoming ballistic missiles, the deputy minister said all defensive projects, including development of this missile system are moving ahead in accordance to their approved plans.

Iran designed and developed its own version of the S-300 missile shield after the Russians shrugged off delivery of their advanced missile defense system to Iran on the pretext of the UN Security Council sanctions.

The Iranian version has superior features over the original Russian model as it enjoys increased mobility, agility and reduced launch-preparation time.

Iranian commanders had earlier said that Bavar 373 is similar to its original Russian model and traces and intercepts high-altitude targets, told Fars news agency.