Iran unveils home-made air defense system

April 18, 2015 6:03 PM

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Iran unveils home-made air defense system

Tehran unveiled on Saturday its Bavar-373 long-range air defense system, a domestic development initiated after Russia placed a ban on the export of the Moscow-made S-300 missile system in 2010. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter The latest product of the Iranian military industry was revealed mere days after Russian leader Vladimir Putin decided to left the ban on the sale of the advanced anti-aircraft system to Tehran. Military parade in Tehran (Photo: AP) Iran emphasized the vital importance of a home-made counterpart to the Russian system in the years after the ban.

Iranian news agency FARS quoted earlier statements by military commanders which claimed the system would be operational within the current year. Rouhani at parade (Photo: AP) According to the news agency, the Bavar-373 has similar capabilities to the Russian system, which has the ability to strik...

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