“The infrastructure for manufacturing the Bavar-373 missile defense system is prepared and the bottlenecks in the project have been removed,” Iran’s state-run Press TV quoted Gen. Esmaili as saying.
Esmaili added that the system is expected to become operational by March 2016, and encompasses technology that is “more advanced” than the Russian S-300. The system is designed to intercept ballistic and cruise missiles and other airborne targets.
“We hope that by the end of the plan, we will see a very good system with more capabilities than S-300 join [the country’s] Air Defense system,” said Gen. Esmaili. (Press TV, 15 February)
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