Tehran gets first batch of missiles for S-300 complex


Russia has delivered the first consignment of surface-to-air missiles for S-300 air protection complexes equipped to Iran earlier this yr, reviews Tasnim News Agency. The preliminary contract known as for supply of no less than 5 S-300 air protection batteries.

Iran’s Air Defense Commander, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, stated earlier this month that every one bought S-300 programs might be totally useful by the tip of the continuing Iranian yr, which ends on March 20, 2017. The first supply of the Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile system arrived in Iran in early April, the nation’s Foreign Ministry introduced.

Iran put some automobiles which might be half of the delicate missile system on show at a navy parade marking the National Army Day on April 17. The ceremony in Tehran included two S-300 radar programs, a missile launcher, and command automobiles, in addition to a crane for reloading the missile service automobiles, Tasnim reviews.

The long-range S-300 air protection programs equipped to Iran by Russia have lastly been deployed at Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, the Tasnim information company cited Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan as saying in mid-May.

The S-300PMU-2 Favorit mannequin delivered to Iran is a extra superior model of the S-300 system than was promised within the authentic contract. Russia and Iran signed an $800 million contract to provide S-300 programs in 2007. The contract was placed on maintain in 2010 by then-President Dmitry Medvedev on account of UN sanctions imposed on Iran.