Iran to conduct final test of upgraded homegrown missile defense system: commander

Lin Congyi
2022-09-10 16:33:34

TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- A top Iranian military commander said on Friday the country will carry out the final test of its upgraded homegrown missile defense system, dubbed Bavar (Belief) 373, in the coming days, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Alireza Sabahi-Fard, commander of the Iranian Army's Air Defense Force, said in a televised interview that the system has successfully completed all its initial tests.

He stressed that all Iranian air defense systems have been equipped with cutting-edge technologies, with Bavar 373 being the army's flagship.

Bavar 373, which was unveiled in August 2019, is a mobile missile defense system designed to intercept and destroy incoming hostile targets.

Employing missiles that have a maximum range of 300 kilometers, the system is capable of detecting and targeting the enemies' aircraft beyond the Iranian borders, as well as simultaneously detecting up to 300 targets, tracking 60 targets and engaging six targets.

Bavar 373 has two search and intercept radars, which can resist electronic warfare and electromagnetic bombs. In addition, the radars are capable of detecting anti-radiation missiles that are used to confront air defenses.

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