Iran unveils Bavar-373
Iran unveiled the long-range Bavar-373 homegrown missile defense system during a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani.
Rouhani, who was visiting Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) at the Ministry of Defense On the occasion of the National Defense Industry Day Aug. 21, viewed various sections of the long-range missile system, Trend reported citing Iran’s state-run IRINN TV.
Bavar-373, which Iran says is the home-made version of the Russian S-300 air defense system has been designed and constructed by Iranian experts at AIO in collaboration with Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base as well as scientific and research centers of the country.
Iranian security officials claim that, Bavar 373 is better than the Russian S-300, as it is able to track over 100 targets, just like the Russian system but with a higher targeting capability.
However military experts believe that statements regarding the capabilities of Bavar 373 are exaggerated and are not reflecting the reality.