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New "Faith": Iran introduced its counterpart S-300

New "Faith": Iran introduced its counterpart S-300

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On August 22, Tehran presented the Bavar-373 the anti-aircraft missile system, which is considered in Iran as a more advanced system New "Faith": Iran introduced its counterpart S-300




On August 22, Tehran presented the Bavar-373 anti-aircraft missile system, which is considered in Iran as a more advanced system than the Russian S-300. The complex was presented on the day of Iran’s defense industry by President Hassan Rouhani, who in his speech said that “negotiations are useless”, as Tehran’s agreement with other countries is collapsing.



New "Faith": Iran introduced its counterpart S-300


In Iran, on August 22, the Bavar-373 (Vera-373) long-range anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) was introduced. Tehran believes that it has better characteristics compared to the Russian S-300 air defense system.


Bavar-373 was officially unveiled on Iran’s defense industry day by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Al Mayadeen reported.

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Khatami previously said that after the official demonstration, the complex will be handed over to the anti-aircraft missile defense units of the Iranian armed forces.
The Bavar-373 anti-aircraft missile system completed the test cycle in 2017. This air defense system is fully designed and built-in Iran. Iranian experts emphasize that the Bavar-373 is a more advanced system compared to the S-300, which is able to compete with the Russian air defense system.
At the presentation of Bavar-373, the telecast of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was demonstrated. In particular, he said: "Now that our enemies do not accept logic, we cannot respond with logic."
“When the enemy launches a rocket against us, we cannot make a speech and say: Madame rocket, please do not hit our country and our innocent people. The gentleman who launched the rocket should know that at the touch of a button his rocket will be destroyed in flight, ”the head of Iran added. The Bavar 373 is close to the S-400, Rouhani said.
He stressed that the conflict between Iran and the United States is strategic.
“The problem that we have with the USA is a problem of non-economic, not political nature. The problem is strategic and is based on a different view of the world, ”RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
The head of state in his speech also noted that “negotiations are useless”, as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses, reports AP.
This is an agreement on a joint comprehensive plan of action for Iran’s nuclear program, concluded in 2015. It provided for placing the country's nuclear program under the control of the IAEA in exchange for lifting sanctions. The 5 + 1 group originally consisted of the USA, Russia, China, Great Britain and France - five permanent members of the UN Security Council, as well as Germany.
In 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the agreement, believing that the deal was not in America's interests. He also announced additional sanctions against Iran. In response to this, in 2019 Tehran announced the suspension of certain points of the transaction.
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The Bavar-373 air defense system is designed for anti-aircraft and non-strategic missile defense of military groups and the most important objects against attacks by cruise, aeroballistic and ballistic missiles of tactical and operational-tactical purpose, as well as from aircraft of army, tactical and strategic aviation.
It provides an effective reflection of the massive raids of modern air attack weapons in conditions of intense electronic suppression and is capable of performing a combat mission in any weather conditions day or night.
According to Iranian media, the Bavar-373 anti-aircraft missile system is equipped with Sayad-4 missiles and is capable of hitting targets at an altitude of 27 kilometres and a distance of 200 km. At the same time, the air defense system is capable of detecting air targets at a range of more than 300 km.
The Bavar-373 air defense system is mounted on a multi-axle wheeled chassis of the Iranian Zol-Dzhanah production. This car is able to overcome water obstacles to a depth of one and a half meters, carry loads weighing up to 30 tons, the weight of the car is 21 tons.
The composition of the Bavar-373 is similar to the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, that is, the regiment’s kit includes command and control and anti-aircraft missile divisions. In other words, the Bavar-373 anti-aircraft missile system consists of a command post with a detection radar (additional intelligence can be provided), to which up to six anti-aircraft missile systems can be closed. The command post serves for the automated distribution of targets between anti-aircraft missile divisions.
“The exact number of Bavar-373 anti-aircraft missile systems that came to equip the Iranian armed forces is unknown. However, to create a highly effective anti-aircraft missile defense of administrative and political centers, the most important facilities of the country and the armed forces, troop groups, hundreds of Bavar-373 anti-aircraft missile divisions will be required, ” Konstantin Makienko, deputy director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies , explained to Gazeta.Ru .
According to him, Iran’s reliable air defense requires not only anti-aircraft missile systems. It is necessary to fully deploy a radar reconnaissance system and fighter aircraft cover. Again, we must talk about hundreds of modern radar systems and stations and automated systems for collecting and processing information.
As for the fighter aviation cover, for effective air defense of a country like Iran, at least eight to nine fighter aviation regiments will be required, the source said. At the same time, the technological level of aircraft should be comparable with the main means of air attack of a potential enemy.
Speaking of non-strategic missile defense against tactical and operational-tactical ballistic missiles, it should be noted that anti-aircraft missile systems alone are not enough to solve such problems. It requires at least a ground-based continuous missile warning radar warning system and a space echelon that would at least record ballistic missile launches, said Konstantin Makienko.
It is quite obvious that in a country under strict Western sanctions, there is simply no money to deploy a full-fledged system of air defense and missile defense. As in many cases, there are no necessary technological competencies, Makienko believes.
Moreover, the capabilities of the Iranian military-industrial complex to deploy serial production of Bavar-373 air defense systems are not even known. It is one thing to test a prototype, make a presentation of a prototype, and it is quite another to organize large-scale serial production of an anti-aircraft missile system with a pace of re-equipment of troops of at least 7-9 regimental sets per year. Iran’s capabilities in this area are unknown, but to assume that they are great would probably be wrong the expert notes.

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