By Ahmet Dursun, Muhammet Kursun
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.
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