Russia has completed its contract on delivering S-300 air defense systems to Iran.
"All divisions have been supplied," Alexander Fomin the head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation was quoted as saying by Sputnik News Thursday.
“On April 11 according to the schedule, Russia made the first contracted delivery of the S-300 systems”, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced.
The $900-million contract to deliver five Russian S-300 systems to Iran was signed in 2007 but it was suspended after the adoption of UN Security Council sanctions on Iran in mid-2010.
A deal between Iran and six world powers over its nuclear activities which lifted sanctions in January 2015 removed the barriers to delivery but the fully operational system is still awaited. In April 2015, Russia resumed the talks on the S-300 deliveries following an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.
The Russian anti-ballistic missile system is designed to defeat short- and medium-range ballistic missile, aero ballistic, and cruise missiles, fixed-wing aircraft, as well as loitering ECM platforms and precision-guided munitions.
Russia has deployed a battery of S-300 air defense missile launcher to Syria to defend its naval logistics facility and warships. “This S-300 missile defence system is designed to ensure the safety of the naval base in Syrian city of Tartus and ships located in the coastal area of Syria" ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov was quoted as saying by
Russia has delivered five S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Defense Ministry press service said on Tuesday. Kazakh Defense Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu, have signed an agreement to expand bilateral technical and military cooperation
Iran has reportedly received missile part of S-300 surface-to-air defense system from Russia, moving to finish the delivery of all divisions of the system by yearend. "The first shipment of missiles of S-300 missile system has recently entered Iran that shows Iran's determination to equip its air defense circle with this system," Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards, Tasnim news reported Monday
Russia has delivered the fourth battalion of the S-300 PS air defense system to the Air Force and air defense units of Belarus, the Belarusian news agency reported. "All in all Belarus has received four air defense missile battalions on the disinterested basis from Russia
Russia does not plan to deliver the S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria. "There are no such plans as of today," head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin told reporters on Tuesday answering a question whether the possibility of supplying these weapons systems to Syria was negotiated
Iran displayed part of the Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system that included 2 radar systems of S-300, its carrier and command vehicles as well as the crane for lifting its missiles in a military parade held in Tehran to mark its National Army Day. A portion of the S-300 missile system was unveiled in the massive parades south of Tehran, also attended by foreign military attachés, Tasnim Nes Agency reported Sunday
Serbia has begun talks with Russia and Belarus over the purchase of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said. Vucic told reporters Sunday that he seeks to buy two divisions of the Russian-made S-300 anti-air missile system, saying that negotiations are underway both with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko
Russia and Iran are in talks over an arms deal worth around $10 billion that would see Moscow deliver T-90 tanks, artillery systems, planes and helicopters even as Tehran needs permission from the United Nations Security Council to buy weapons. Viktor Ozerov, head of the defense and security committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, or Federation Council, told reporters talks on the potential deal were under way during a parliamentary visit to Iran, the RIA news agency reported Monday
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