Iran will receive Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile system in 2016 TASS 11111153

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Iran will receive Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile system in 2016.
Iran will have received Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile systems by year-end that falls on March 20, 2016 by the Iranian calendar, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told journalists. Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on exporting the S-300 system to Iran in spring 2015.
     
Iran will have received Russian-made S-300PMU2 air defense missile systems by year-end that falls on March 20, 2016 by the Iranian calendar, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told journalists. Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on exporting the S-300 system to Iran in spring 2015. Russian-made air defense missile system S-300PMU2 battery at MAKS air show near Moscow.
     
"The country will receive Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile systems at the turn of the year," the Press TV channel quoted him as saying. Dehghan added that Iran "will receive most of the batch" of missile systems in less than two months. The defense minister also said: "Iran will buy as many S-300 missile systems as it needs." He added that Iranian troops were being trained in operating the S-300 in Russia.

Earlier, Sergei Chemezov, director general of Russian state corporation Rostec, of which Rosoboronexport is a subsidiary, said that a new contract for S-300 SAM systems for Iran had come into effect on November 9. The previous contract for S-300s was signed with Iran in 2007, but the then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, banned the delivery in the fall of 2010. The deal worth $800 million was called off, and the advance payment was returned to Iran. Iran filed a lawsuit with the arbitration court in Geneva due to Russia’s failure to meet its obligations. The worth of the lawsuit was almost $4 billion.

According to TASS journalist at Dubai Air Show 2015, Iran will take delivery of the S-300PMU-2 version of the missile system.

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. The S-300PMU2 Favorit can use the launcher unit 5P85TE and 5P85SE.
     
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