Iran unveils home-grown missile defence system

Clay Curtis
August 25, 2019

The domestically-built long-range surface-to-air missile system Bavar-373 was unveiled at Dr Hassan Rouhani's order, as the most advanced and unique defence system in the country.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday hailed Iran's growing strength against the USA pressures, official IRNA news agency reported.

The U.S. pressures against Iran have "backfired", Rouhani said.

This photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry shows Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system in a ceremony to unveil by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.

"With this long-range air defense system, we can detect. targets or planes at more than 300 km (190 miles), lock it at about 250 km, and destroy it at 200 km", Defence Minister Amir Hatami told state television.

The Wednesday report says the Bavar-373 is a long-range surface-to-air missile system able to recognize up to 100 targets at a same time and confront them with six different weapons. "The Americans wrongly imagined that they could force Iran to surrender".

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The operational capability of this system has been optimally enhanced by utilising techniques and secure protocols between radars, targets and missiles, as well as the use of a state-of-the-art radio detector.

The defense system has two search and intercept radars, which can resist electronic warfare and electromagnetic bombs, the report said.

The system is a competitor to Russia's S-300 missile system and brings quite a few substantial upgrades over its Russian equivalent.

"When the enemy launches a missile against us, we can not give a speech and say: 'Mr".

Noting that Iran manufactures its required weapons and equipment domestically with low production costs, he announced that some 770 various types of defense products are manufactured in Iran while the country is under the toughest sanctions.

Besides, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Commander Hossein Salami on Thursday highlighted "positive effects" of USA sanctions against Iran, according to Tasnim news agency.

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