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Iran unveils indigenously produced air defense system

Iran's new system 'stronger than Russia's S-300, more like S-400': says President Rouhani

Mahmoud Barakat   | 22.08.2019
Iran unveils indigenously produced air defense system

By Ahmet Dursun, Muhammet Kursun

ANKARA/TEHRAN

Iran on Thursday unveiled a new indigenously built air defense missile system, Bavar-373.

The new long-range surface-to-air missile system was displayed in a ceremony held in country's capital Tehran with the presence of President Hassan Rouhani.

During his speech, Rouhani asserted that the Iranian air defense system is "stronger than Russia's S-300 and is more like Russia's S-400," according to Iranian News Agency (IRNA).

"Bavar-373, with a range of 200 kilometers [124 miles] and a height of 27 kilometers [17 miles], is known as Iranian S-300 of Russia," the news agency said.

The new system passed its tests successfully and joined Iran's air defense system on Thursday.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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