Iran flaunts S-300 air defense missile system

Iran flaunts S-300 air defense missile system
In this April 18, 2017 file photo, an Iranian military truck carries parts of the S-300 air defense missile system during a parade on the occasion of the country's Army Day in Tehran. Iran on Sunday put the S-300 air defense system on display for public viewing. (AFP / ATTA KENARE)
Updated 24 September 2017

Iran flaunts S-300 air defense missile system

Iran flaunts S-300 air defense missile system

TEHRAN: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has displayed the country’s sophisticated Russian-made S-300 air defense system in central Tehran.
This is the first time that the S-300 air defense system has been displayed in public.
The public show in Tehran’s Baharestan square near the Parliament building square exhibited different missile systems, including ballistic missiles, solid-fuel surface-to-surface Sejjil missiles and the liquid-fuel Ghadr.
The IRGC prepared the show for the annual Defense Week, marking the 37th anniversary of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.
US President Donald Trump signed in August a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran’s controversial ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.