(From AFP)

Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defense system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions.

An Iranian military truck carries the country’s first domestically-built Bavar 373 missile defense system

Images on multiple state news agencies showed President Hassan Rouhani and Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan standing in front of the new Bavar 373 missile defense system.

The system was designed to intercept cruise missiles, drones, combat aircraft and ballistic missiles, according to earlier statements by Dehghan.

The project was launched as an alternative to the Russian S-300 system, the delivery of which was suspended in 2010 due to sanctions imposed over Iran’s nuclear program. Read More

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