Russia lifted embargo again Iran to deliver Russian-made S-300 PMU1 air defense missile system

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Russia lifted embargo again Iran to deliver Russian-made S-300 PMU1 air defense missile system.
On Monday, April 13, 2015, Russia lifted the five-year embargo against Iran. Now, Iran expects the delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system by the end of the year, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
     
On Monday, April 13, 2015, Russia lifted the five-year embargo against Iran. Now, Iran expects the delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system by the end of the year, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Russian-made S-300 PMU1 launch unit
     
“I hope that the anti-missile defense systems will be delivered by the end of the year and, naturally, as soon as the systems are delivered to Iran, the case will be dropped,” Shamkhani said during a Security Council conference in Moscow.

The contract for supplying S-300 missile systems to Iran was signed in 2007 and implied the delivery of five S-300 squadrons worth $800 million. But in 2010 the contract was put on hold due to the UN imposing sanctions on Iran.

On Monday, Russia lifted the five-year embargo on deliveries of the S-300. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the ban had become obsolete, citing the progress which Russia, the United States and four other world powers achieved at the talks with Iran on its nuclear energy program earlier this month.

The next big evolutionary step in the S-300P air defense missile system was the introduction of a new export variant the S-300PMU1/SA-10D, in 1993. The S-300PMU1 was developed between 1985 to 1989, and was first shown at the 1992 Moscow Air Show.

The S-300 PMU1 mobile multichannel air defence missile system can defeat modem and future aircrafts, strategic cruise missiles, tactical battlefield ballistic missiles and other targets with a reflection surface up to 0.02 sq. m. flying at speeds up to 2.800 m/s in massive enemy air raids and heavy clutter and severe ECM environments. The S-300PMU1 air defense missile system can simultaneously engage up to 36 air targets by 72 missiles.
 

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