TEHRAN – Iran will unveil the newest version of its homegrown Bavar-373 missile defense system that outperforms Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft weapon system, an Iranian general said.
In a televised interview on Sunday night, former head of the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Aerospace Organization Brigadier General Mahdi Farahi said Iran is making remarkable advances in the missile defense industry.
The general said the country has produced a new liquid fuel for its missiles that is as durable as solid fuels, allowing projectiles to be stored for longer periods of time.
Iran unveiled Bavar-373 in August 2019. The long-range air defense system is capable of detecting up to 100 targets, tracking 60 of them, and engaging with six them at the same time.
A distinguishing feature of Bavar-373 is its vertical launching system with square launchers, mostly used for air defense on warships.
Bavar-373 also uses a long-range, phased array fire-control radar, dubbed Me’raj-4.
The air defense system employs three different types of missiles to hit targets at various altitudes.