Iranians kick off another ‘massive’ military exercise, debut own version of Russian S-300

Iranians kick off another ‘massive’ military exercise, debut own version of Russian S-300
One down, 200-odd to go. Iranian fleet surges en masse to blow up anchored, stationary, defenseless mock up of U.S. aircraft carrier. 2015. YouTube video

[Ed. – Every Iranian exercise in the last 3-4 years has been touted as “massive.”  They need to introduce the super-massive and super-duper-massive categories if they want to really get attention now.]

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ ground forces kicked off a “massive” set of war drills Thursday as the country unveiled its own homemade version of Russia’s advanced S-300 missile defense system in yet another showing of Tehran’s growing readiness for a possible war. …

The operations follow an attack on IRGC units in July that killed one and injured one other. …

The war games come as Iran unveiled its own version of the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system, a highly advanced radar system that Iran had been seeking to employ for years. …

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“Bavar 373 is the most important indigenized missile defense system whose design and manufacturing started a few years ago and can engage multiple targets in high altitudes,” Gen. Amir Hatami, Iran’s defense minister, said at a Thursday ceremony unveiling the new military hardware.

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