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Iran Carries Out Initial Tests of Bavar 373 Missile System at Range of 300km

Commander of the Iranian Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard highlighted his country’s great advancements in the air defense fields, and confirmed that Tehran has begun conducting initial tests of the domestically-built Bavar 373 missile system at a range of 300 kilometers.

Addressing a military academy in the capital Tehran on Sunday, Sabahifard said Iran’s Air Defense Force is equipped with indigenous radar systems that can monitor the movements of enemies even in their homes within a span of thousands of kilometers.

Iran has upgraded Bavar 373 missile defense system, initially unveiled in August 2019 with a range of 200 kilometers, proportional to threats, the senior commander stated.

“Today, we have created the necessary defense cover in all levels and layers of the air. We have tested the Bavar 373 system up to a range of 200 kilometers for high altitudes, and we have started conducting the initial tests of the system at a range of 300 kilometers,” he noted.

The top commander noted the enemies do not dare attack Iran because they are aware of the Islamic Republic’s deterrence power.

Sabahifard added Iran’s air defense in the field of radar, aerial, forestry, intelligence, interception and combat equipment is on a par with most state-of-the-art equipment in the world.

Iran unveiled the state-of-the-art surface-to-air Bavar 373 missile defense system, designed and manufactured by the country’s experts, in August 2019.

It is a mobile missile defense system designed to intercept and destroy incoming hostile targets. The system employs missiles that have a maximum range of 300 kilometers. The system is capable of simultaneously detecting up to 300 targets, tracking 60 targets at once and engaging six targets at a time.

Iranina military officials say the Bavar 373 missile defense system is one of the most important defense achievements of the country after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.


Military officials say the military power of Iran is strong, extraordinary and deterrent despite enemy sanctions and pressures, and hail the country’s defense sector for its remarkable developments in the recent decades. They stress the Iranian Armed Forces’ deterrent power dissuades the United States and Israel from implementing its threats against the country.

The Islamic Republic’s military doctrine holds that the country’s armed capability solely serves defensive purposes.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made substantial headway in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the weaponry sphere.

Iranian officials have repeatedly stressed that the country will not hesitate to boost its military capabilities, including its missile and drone power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will never be subject to negotiation.

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