Russia to plan the delivery of second batch S-300 air defense missile to Iran before the yearend TASS 12507161

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Russia to plan the delivery of second batch S-300 air defense missile to Iran before the yearend
Russia is planning to deliver the second batch of S-300 (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) air defense missile systems to Iran before the yearend, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said.
     
Russia is planning to deliver the second batch of S-300 (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) air defense missile systems to Iran before the yearend, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said. Battery of S-300PMU2 air defense missile system at MAKS Air Show
     
"The S-300 air defense missile systems are expected to be delivered to Iran before the yearend in accordance with the contract," Chemezov said in reply to a question about when Iran would receive the second batch of S-300 systems.

According to the CEO, the delivery of S-300 systems is on schedule.

Iran’s Tasnim News Agency reported on July 18 that Iran had received the first batch of missiles of Russian-made S-300 systems.

As it was reported in April 2016, Russia has started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran.

Some elements of these systems, in particular, radars, were shown at a military parade in Teheran on April 17.

The contract for the delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran was signed in 2007 but its execution was suspended by UN Security Council Resolution No. 1929 on June 9, 2010, which banned the delivery of modern weapons to Iran, including missiles and missile systems.

In April 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on the delivery of S-300 systems to Iran. In November, a new contract for the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran came into force.
 
According some military sources, Iran will take delivery of S-300PMU2, which is the latest generation of air defense missile system in the S-300 family.

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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