Iran’s Air Defense commander said the range of Bavar-373, known as Iran’s homegrown version of Russian-made S-300 missile system, has been extended compared to the Russian gear.
Iran has for the first time released footage of transporting and deploying the Russian S-300 missile defence system near the Fordow nuclear site in central Iran.
US State Department Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Iran’s purchase of Russian S-300 missile defence system does not constitute a violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, or of the terms of the JCPOA.
The Iranian Defence Minister announced on Tuesday that the country’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base has been equipped with the S-300 missile system, but at the same time added that the Islamic Republic’s indigenously designed air defence system will be mass-produced later this year.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jaberi Ansari who is speaking in his weekly press conference announced the delivery of fist shipment of S-300 missile system to Iran.
Moscow says it is set to deliver Russian-made surface-to-air S-300 missile defense systems to Iran before the end of this year.
Iran will take delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems in “the nearest time”, a Russian foreign ministry official said Monday.
About 80 military specialists from Iran in January, 2016 will begin a training to use S-300 at the training centers of the Mozhaisky Academy.
The executive stage of the deal for the delivery of S-300 is over and Iran will receive a major part of the shipment in less than two months, Brigadier General Dehghan said.
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