Iran Unveils Bavar 373 Long-Range Air Defense System Reportedly Capable of Engaging Six Targets

   

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Published on Aug 26, 2019

On August 22, 2019, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report about the unveiling of the Iranian-made Bavar 373 long-range air defense system. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was present at the unveiling, said that the Bavar 373 system is superior to the Russian S-300 system and that it competes with the S-400 system and the American Patriot system. The report said that the Bavar 373 system was designed for Iran's geographical conditions and that it can simultaneously engage six targets with 12 missiles at a range of up to 250 kilometers. Bavar 373's radar system reportedly has a range of 350 kilometers, and the report said that it can be used against chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons under any weather conditions and "Even if the heaviest jammers and electronic systems lock on to it." In addition, the report said that Bavar-373 can launch surface-to-air missiles such as the Sayyad-4 to an altitude of 27,000 meters. Iranian Defense Minister Amir Khatami said that Bavar 373 can be used against strategic and tactical fighters and bombers, as well as against stealth planes, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and other targets.