Iran developing advanced defense system to surpass Russian S-300

A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has started to produce an air defense system that will be more advanced than the Russian S-300.

Iran has already completed 30 percent of the production of the system, called Bavar (Belief) 373, Commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Monday.

“We have no problems and all tasks regarding the radar system, the detection system and the type of interception have been completed,” he added.

The commander stated that following Russia’s refusal to deliver the S-300 air defense system to Tehran, the Iranian experts moved to produce a system similar to it inside the country.  Continue reading

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Iran unveils major defense achievements

Iran’s Fateh missile (file photo)

The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled six new major defense achievements on the occasion of the national Defense Industry Day.

The achievements, which were unveiled during a ceremony in the presence of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, included an enhanced version of fourth generation Fateh (Victory) 1D-110 missile, Armita flying laboratory, Bonyan (Foundation) 4 marine engine, Aras tactical vehicle, Vafa (Loyalty) mortar launcher as well as Shahed tapping and positioning system.

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour were also present at the ceremony which was held on Tuesday.  Continue reading