Iran Unveils Bavar-373 Air Defense System

The long-range mobile ADS was unveiled in a Thursday ceremony held on the occasion of Iran’s National Defense Industry Day. With a reported maximum range of 200 km, the system is said to be capable of detecting up to 100 targets simultaneously and engage six targets at a time

Bavar-373 air-defense missile system (Photo: Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran on Thursday revealed the Bavar-373 air defense system, described as a “substantial upgrade” over the Russian-made S-300.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by President Hassan Rouhani, Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami, and other senior military officials.

“With this long-range air defense system, we can detect ... targets or planes at more than 300 km (190 miles), lock it at about 250 km, and destroy it at 200 km,” Defense Minister Amir Hatami told state television, according to Reuters.

The long-range defense system is said to be capable of detecting up to 100 targets simultaneously and engage six targets at a time.

Bavar-373 reportedly uses a long-range, phased array fire-control radar, dubbed Me’raj-4. It utilizes Sayyad-4 surface-to-air missiles said to have a maximum range of 200 km.