According to the IRNA news agency, Iran has successfully test-fired an advanced Russian-made air defense system.
The report noted that the test of the sophisticated S-300 system was conducted during a recent military exercise named after Iran’s highest mountain, Damavand.
Missiles and various flying objects were targeted by the S-300, designed to simultaneously track and strike multiple targets and boasting a range of up to 200 kilometers or 125 miles.
The test was performed in Iran’s central desert; state television ran footage of the missiles launching from the back of trucks.
Iran received the S-300 system from Russia in 2016, nearly 10 years after Iran signed an $800 million contract in 2007. Russia postponed delivery for three years due to aggressive objections from the United States and Israel.
In 2016, the Obama administration entered into a hotly-debated nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear productivity in return for the lifting of sanctions.
H/T: Fox News
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