First S-300 Air Defence System Becomes Operational in Iran (Download PDF)

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S-300 air defence system became operational in Iran. The system was delivered by Russia following a July 2015 nuclear deal. Iran had been trying to acquire the system for years to ward off repeated threats by Israel to bomb its nuclear facilities, but Russia had held off delivery in line with UN sanctions imposed over the nuclear programme.

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  • The S-300 air defence system has been tested… in the presence of government and military officials,
  • Iranian experts conducted a number of tests of the Russian missile systems.
  • The tests included all phases
Tests included all phases

Tests Included All Phases

Tests included all phases

  • The contract to deliver five Russian S-300 systems to Iran was signed in 2007.
  • The export modification of the S-300 system is able to

    • Shoot down ballistic missiles of short and medium range.
    • The range of the system is 200 kilometers;
    • Launch 12 missiles on 6 targets
    • Time interval of 3 - 5 seconds.
  • The S-300 is Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems that can defend against aircraft and cruise missiles and even intercept ballistic missiles.

About S-300 air defence system:

Image of S-300 air defence system

Image of S-300 Air Defence System

Image of S-300 air defence system

Table contain shows About S-300 air defence system

Table contain shows About S-300 air defence system

Specification S- 300PM

Type

long-range SAM system

Range

5 – 150 km

Altitude

10 – 27, 000 m

Speed of targets engaged

Up to 1, 800 m/sec (up to 2, 800 with target designation)

Number of targets Tracked

Up to 12

Number of targets engaged

Up to 6

Deployment/redeploment time

5/5 min.

Number of missiles in a complex

Up to 48

Special Features:

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Image of Special Features

Image of Special Features

S – 300 missile Range

Image of S – 300 missile Range

Image of S – 300 Missile Range

Image of S – 300 missile Range

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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