Iran developed this SAM system in response to the 2010 blocking of the sale of Russian S-300 systems and claims it is even better than the S-300.
Now that deliveries of S-300 have taken place, Iran will soon be protected from aerial attack by both the S-300s and the indigenous Bavar-373, a combination that should be too formidable for the US, Israel or any of their allies to consider an airstrike on Iran.
Iran will mass produce its indigenous air defense system this year even as it has equipped its air defense base with Russian S-300 missile system.
“The Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base has received the strategic S-300 air defense missile system,” Iranian defense minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying by Tasnim on the sidelines of a visit to an exhibition of the Iranian Army’s air defense base Tuesday.
“Iran has developed its domestically-built Bavar-373 air defense system and will launch its mass production line this year,” Dehqan said.
“Iranian system enjoys specifications and functions similar to those of S-300. The Bavar-373 can simultaneously engage multiple aircraft, ballistic missiles, and drones,” he added.
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