Russia could deliver new generation of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran 12302161

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Russia could deliver new generation of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran.
Speaking in his weekly press conference on Monday, February 22, 2016, he referred to the recent meeting between Iranian and Russian defense officials, the Russian Defense Minister said that Russia could deliver a new generation of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran
     
Speaking in his weekly press conference on Monday, February 22, 2016, he referred to the recent meeting between Iranian and Russian defense officials, the Russian Defense Minister said that Russia could deliver a new generation of S-300 air defense missile system. Russian S-300PMU2 TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher) at MAKS 2009, Air Show near Moscow, Russia.
     
"Iran is negotiating with Russia its military needs, including new generation S-300 missile systems," Ansari-Jaberi commented on the visit of the Russian side, cited by IRNA (Iranian press agency).

It was announced in summer 2015 that Moscow and Tehran are preparing a contract for the supply of S-300 missile systems. At the same time, the S-300 system was said to have undergone changes that have improved its tactical and technical characteristics.

The contract entered into force in November 2015. The Iranian side is expecting the completion of deliveries in the first half of 2016.

The S-300 PMU2 is the latest generation of air defense missile system of the S-300 family.

The S-300PMU-2 Favorit NATO designation SA-20B gargoyle B , introduced in 1997, is an upgrade to the S-300PMU-1 with range extended once again to 195 km with the introduction of the 48N6E2 missile. system is apparently capable against not just short range ballistic missiles, but now also medium range tactical ballistic missiles.

The S-300PMU2 Favorit can engage targets flying from 10 m to 27 km above the surface at a speed of up to 10,000 km/h. It is claimed that it has a kill ratio ranging from 0.8 to 0.93 against aircraft and from 0.8 to 0.98 against Tomahawk-class cruise missiles. The S-300PMU2 can engage up to 6 targets simultaneously while providing guidance for up to 12 missiles - two missiles per target ensuring target kill.
 

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