Iran’s Homegrown Missile Defense System ‘Bavar-373’ Completes Initial Tests

January 8, 2018

Defenseworld.net

Iran’s first domestically built long-range missile defense system has successfully completed its initial tests, local media reports.

In an interview with Tasnim news agency on Saturday, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Abolfazl Sepehrirad said the Bavar-373 air defense missile system has gone through all of the initial tests successfully.

The Bavar 373 – which translates as “faith” – is designed to intercept cruise missiles, drones, combat aircraft and ballistic missiles. It was intended to match the Russian S-300 system, the delivery of which was suspended in 2010 due to sanctions imposed over Iran’s nuclear program…

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