Monday, November 23, 2015

Iran to get Russian S-300 air defence missiles by March 2016

Russian news agency TASS quoting Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan has reported that Iran would get Russian S-300 air defense missile systems (photo above) by March 2016.

"The process of the S-300 system’s delivery to Iran has entered the implementation stage," the diplomat is quoted by the agency.

The S-300 is long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by NPO Almaz, all based on the initial S-300P version. The S-300 system was developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Air Defence Forces. 

S-300PMU-2 version, which Iran will ultimately be getting, has a maximum range of 90 kilometres with a speed of 2,000 M/S

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