Iran showcases newly acquired Russian S-300 missile systems at military parade in Tehran

The agency Mehr reported on 17th of April that the elements of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, which Russia began to supply to Iran, were presented at the military parade in honor of National Army Day in Tehran. The Agency also provides the details about other missiles that were shown at the military parade. It was reported that modifications of the missiles of the different range, including X53, X29L, PLG, Gader, Nasr, Fakur, Fab-500 and AM54 were presented at the military parade.

A solemn ceremony was held near the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum (the founder of Islamic Republic). The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, visited the military parade. Russia supplied the first shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran on 6th of April. The S-300 anti-aircraft missile system is designed for the defense of the large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases and control facilities from the strikes of means of aero-space attack of the enemy.

Russia and Iran signed a contract for the delivery of S-300 in 2007. However, Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev banned the supply of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran in 2010 after the Security Council decided to prohibit the transfer of weapons to the country. The deal was subsequently cancelled. The new contract was concluded in November 2015.

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