Iran will export its long-range surface-to-air defense missile system

TEHRAN, ($1=42,250.00 Iranian Rial) – Iran intends to export its long-range surface-to-air defense missile system, has learned, citing sources in Tehran and a distribution catalog for export from the Iranian Ministry of Defense.

Iran introduced an air defense system analogous to the current S-300 and S-400
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This is the AD-200 missile system, which according to the Army Recognition may be the export version of the Iranian BAVAR 373 anti-aircraft missile system. According to information published in the Iranian export catalog, the AD-200 is designed to intercept and hit targets distance and at great heights. The air targets that the AD-200 covers are aircraft, helicopters, and drones, Tehran said.

According to the catalog, the AD-200 strikes targets at an altitude of 100m to 27 km and a distance of 5 to 200 km. One battery is equipped with three radars, Transporter Erector Launcher with a launcher for four missiles. The warhead of the missile is 180 kg, and the missile without a warhead weighs 1870 kg. The missile has guidance and a self-targeting system.

The AD-200 radars are a phased array with different ranges and 360 ° azimuth. One of the three radars can track up to 200 targets simultaneously, the other up to six targets simultaneously.

More about Bava-373 missile system

Iran unveiled the Bavar-373 missile systems [AD-200 is supposed to be the export version of Bavaria-373] on October 22, 2020. learned then that during the Modafean Aseman Velayat 99 exercise, the Iranian army has presented and has tested its latest development in the field of anti-aircraft missile systems – the Bavar-373. According to Iranian military engineers, the new Iranian system is in operation since last year can be compared in terms of features and functionality with those of the Russian Federation – S-300 and S-400.

According to the technical data and characteristics provided, the Bavar-373 is an air-to-ground missile system with a long-range. The system has two missile silos, each loaded with the Iranian Sayyad-4 missile, which flies approximately 27 km. height and has a range of about 300 km. According to Iranian experts, the missile system serves not only to intercept aircraft but also to destroy ballistic missiles. From the information provided, it is clear that the entire anti-aircraft missile system is built and propelled by an 8×8 truck, with the missile silos mounted in the rear axle of the vehicle.

The Modafean Aseman Velayat 99 is a military exercise taking place in Iran and involves almost all units of the Islamic Republic’s air defense forces, as well as parts of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC]. It is characteristic of the exercise that it is held in half of the country, which makes it a really large-scale and nationwide exercise.


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