Commander of the Iranian Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard highlighted his country’s advancements in the air defense fields, and confirmed that Tehran has begun conducting initial tests of the domestically-built Bavar 373 missile system at a range of 300 kilometers.
Addressing a military academy in the capital Tehran on Sunday, Sabahifard said Iran’s Air Defense Force is equipped with indigenous radar systems that can monitor the movements of enemies even in their homes within a span of thousands of kilometers, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Iran has upgraded Bavar 373 missile defense system, initially unveiled in August 2019 with a range of 200 kilometers, proportional to threats, Sabahifard stated.
“Today, we have created the necessary defense cover in all levels and layers of the air. We have tested the Bavar 373 system up to a range of 200 kilometers for high altitudes, and we have started conducting the initial tests of the system at a range of 300 kilometers,” he noted.
He further stressed that Iran’s air defense in the field of radar, aerial, forestry, intelligence, interception and combat equipment is on a par with most state-of-the-art equipment in the world.
Iran unveiled the surface-to-air Bavar 373 missile defense system, designed and manufactured by the country’s experts, in August 2019.
Bavar 373 is a mobile missile defense system designed to intercept and destroy incoming hostile targets. The system employs missiles that have a maximum range of 300 kilometers. The system is capable of simultaneously detecting up to 300 targets, tracking 60 targets at once and engaging six targets at a time.