Iran to test domestically built S300

Wed 10 Nov 2010 07:47 GMT | 11:47 Local Time

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Missile defense systems similar to S300 are undergoing test fire.

Iran says it will soon test fire its own domestically built S300 missile system in response to Russia's refusal to provide Tehran with the defense missile shield.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hassan Mansourian, a deputy commander at Khatam Al-Anbiya Anti-Aircraft Artillery Base, announced the news on Wednesday.

“We had plans to buy S300 from Russia on our agenda to meet part of our security needs, but under pressure from US and Israel, [Russia] refrained from delivering the defense system to our country under the pretext of the UN Security Council Resolution 1929,” Mansourian said.

“[Missile defense] systems similar to S300 are undergoing test fire and field modification while other long-range systems are being designed and produced.”

ILNA

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