MNA – Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Sun. the homegrown mobile air defense system ‘Bavar-373’ will officially be unveiled by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20).
Noting that the long-range defense system is 100% developed by domestic experts, Rear Admiral Sayyari said ‘Bavar-373’ is currently passing final tests and will become operational by the year end.
‘Bavar-373’ is a long-range road-mobile surface-to-air missile system first introduced in August 2016. It is described as a competitor to the S-300 missile system. It is manufactured by the Iranian Defense Ministry in cooperation with local manufacturers and universities.
The military chief pointed to the significance of ‘Bavar-373’ and other domestic military achievements, saying the missile program is the most important component of Iran’s defense industry.
He added that Iran has made amazing progress in radar and electro-optical targeting systems, saying that despite the long-term sanctions against Iran in the past forty years, today, the country is self-sufficient in the field of missiles, from the idea to the product, and stands in a good place in the field of defense.