Iran Unveils ‘Upgraded’ Missile Defense System with ‘High Capabilities’

August 22, 2019

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Reuters

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Iran unveiled what it described as a new domestically built long-range surface-to-air missile defense system. Iranian state media called the mobile Bavar-373 system, which was unveiled at a ceremony on Iran’s National Defense Industry Day, a competitor to the Russian-made S-300. Defense Minister Amir Hatami claimed that the Bavar-373 can "detect targets or planes at more than 300 km, lock it at about 250 km, and destroy it at 200 km."