Iran Showcases New Long-Range Missile System

VIDEO Iran unveils Bavar 373 air defense system

VIDEO Iran unveils Bavar 373 air defense system

Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defense system on Thursday, at a time of rising tension with the United States.

Iran shot down a US Global Hawk drone with a surface-to-air missile in June for allegedly violating its airspace, which the United States denies.

Iran on Thursday unveiled a state-of-the-art long-range air defense missile system dubbed "Bavar-373", which has been completely designed and manufactured in the Islamic Republic.

Defence Minister Amir Hatami said the new long-range system can destroy targets around 125 miles away, Reuters reported.

Bavar-373 (meaning Belief in Persian) was first unveiled in August 2016 in the presence of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

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"Now that our enemies do not accept logic, we can not respond with logic", Mr Rouhani said in the televised speech.

He added: "When the enemy launches a missile against us, we can not give a speech and say: 'Mr. Rocket-launching sir, if you can please hit a button and self-destroy the missile in the air'".

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran's defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.

On Wednesday, Iran's state TV reported that the Bavar-373 is able to recognize up to 100 targets at a same time and confront them with six different weapons.

Iran developed a large domestic arms industry in the face of worldwide sanctions and embargoes barring it from importing many weapons.

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