Iran: Bavar-373 air defense missile system has vertical launchers
The Bavar-373, Iran’s indigenous long-range air defense missile system, is equipped with vertical launching systems (VLS). The is undergoing complicated tests, a military official said, reported by Tasnim, adding that efforts are underway to bring it into service by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2019).
Iranian Bavar-373 long-range air defense missile system (Picture source: Tasnim)
In August 2016, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the Bavar-373 air defense system. A distinguishing feature of Bavar-373 is its vertical launching system with square-shape launchers, mostly used for air defense on warships. Bavar-373 works with a long-range, phased array fire-control radar, dubbed Me’raj-4.
The air defense system employs three different types of missiles to hit targets at various altitudes. Iranian military technicians have made great achievements in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.