Plan to Mass Produce Defense System

Plan to Mass Produce Defense SystemPlan to Mass Produce Defense System

Bavar-373 long-range air defense missile system, designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, will be mass produced after undergoing tests including interception of ballistic missiles, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan announced.

Speaking in an interview with state television on Sunday, Dehqan said different components of the domestically-made air defense system have been tested and the system itself has been deployed to the launch area to be tested.

According to the minister, the first unit of Bavar-373 will be tested by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2017).

“President Hassan Rouhani has requested that the first practical test be carried out for intercepting ballistic missiles,” Dehqan said, adding that the air defense system will be mass produced afterwards.

In a Sunday ceremony attended by President Rouhani, the Defense Ministry displayed components of Bavar-373, including its launchers and fire-control radar.