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Iran to test Bavar 373 air defense system soon.

TAHRAN (CyHAN)- Iran will conduct the necessary testing of the system and technique of the long-range Bavar 373 air defense complex this year (the year begins on March 21 in Iran), the Commander of the Iranian 'Khatam al-Anbiya' air defense base Farzad Ismaili said at the press-conference dedicated to Iran's air defense on Friday, Mehr news agency said.

According to Iranian officials, Bavar 373 air defense system is stronger than Russian S-300 missile defense system.

Ismaili noted that Air defense exercises called "Defenders of the Sky of our Province - 5" will be held in early November.

He said that the newest missile systems, unmanned aircrafts and the latest achievements of the air defense will be used in these exercises.

The commander also noted that Iran has also produced "Sepehr" radar system and this system will be equipped soon. According to him, this radar system covers around 2,500 kilometers area.

It should be noted that large-scale air defense exercises "Defenders of the Sky of our Province - 5" are held in Iran in recent years. To date, four similar exercises have already been held.

Ismaili added that "Sayad-2" missiles were tested in S-200 missile complex.

He also noted that Iran designs and intends to install new phased array antennas which will detect stealth missiles and cruise missiles. (Cihan/Trend az)

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