Iran successfully tests Bavar-373 air defense system

Thursday marked the second day of the large-scale drills, codenamed Modafe’an-e Aseman-e Velayat 99 (Defenders of Velayat Sky 99), underway in an area covering more than half of the country, Press TV reported.

The system is capable of simultaneously detecting up to 300 targets, tracking 60 targets at once and engaging six targets at a time.

Bavar 373 has two search and intercept radars, which can resist electronic warfare and electromagnetic bombs. In addition, the radars are capable of detecting anti-radiation missiles (ARM) that are used to confront air defenses.

Second Brigadier General Abbas Farajpour, the spokesman for the maneuvers, praised the country’s breakthroughs in developing state-of-the-art missile defense systems, warning enemies against any aggression.

“Today, our enemies know that in the event of any aggression, even a small one, against our country’s airspace, they will face a huge barrage of fire from the defense systems of the Army and the IRGC,” he said.

On the first day of the drills, the participating troops practiced a wide range of electronic warfare tactics.

The maneuvers feature different types of homegrown missiles, radar systems, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and communication systems as well as an optical surveillance network.

Earlier in the day, sepahnews.com reported that Iran joined the club of world top long range radar manufacturing countries, following the Ghadir, Moraqeb and Bashir radars could successfully identify their targets in the air during the Modafean-e Aseman-e Velayat drills.

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