Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attended an unveiling ceremony for the Bavar-373 system, according to Iranian state media, ONA reports citing Sputniknews.
Earlier, Iran’s defense ministry announced that the Bavar 373 was already prepared to be sent to the armed forces.
The missile system, designed and developed in Iran, was already tested in 2017. The Iranian military considers Bavar 373 as a competitor of the S-300 system.
Iranian engineers began working on the Bavar 373 in 2010 after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev suspended a $900 million deal signed in 2007 on the sale of the S-300 air defense system to Iran due to Moscow’s adoption of UN Security Council sanctions against the country over its alleged nuclear programme.
In April 2015, Russia resumed the talks on the S-300 deliveries following an interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. A year later, Russia delivered the missile system on a previously concluded contract.