Iran Gets First Batch of S-300 Missiles

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Iran Gets First Batch of S-300 Missiles

© Sputnik/ Uriy Shipilov

Iran has got the first consignment of surface-to-air missiles for S-300 air defense complexes supplied by Russia earlier in 2016. The initial Russia-Iranian contract included delivery of at least five S-300 batteries.

The first delivery of the Russian S-300 systems was declared by Iran in April. Iran demonstrated some vehicles that are part of the S-300 system at a military parade on April 17 (the National Army Day).

According to the Iranian Air Defense Commander, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, all purchased S-300 systems will be fully functional by March 20, 2017.

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