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Full House: Iran Wants S-400 to Complement S-300, Bavar Missile Defense Systems

S-400 air defense system

Full House: Iran Wants S-400 to Complement S-300, Bavar Missile Defense Systems

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Military & Intelligence
16:58 11.03.2017 (updated 17:03 11.03.2017) from SPUTNIK

Iran wants to increase its defense tech cooperation with Russia, including the joint development of more anti-missile defense systems and fighter aircraft, Emad Abshenass of Iran Press told Sputnik.

On Thursday, Iranian army commander Major General Ataollah Salehi told Tasnim News that Iran has produced a missile defense system that is superior to Russia's S-300 long range surface-to-air missile, which Iran took delivery of last year.

As well as developing its own Bavar 373 surface-to-air missile system, Iran has recently taken delivery of several Russian S-300 launch systems.

Russia delivered the S-300 last year, honoring a $900 million contract dating back to 2007. 

Russia had suspended the arms deal in 2010 following UN Security Council Resolution 1929, which banned the sale of weapons to Iran.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201703111051482686-iran-russia-defense-tech-cooperation/

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