News Brief — Jan 13, 2014
Iran will to send a delegation to Russia to discuss a substitute for S-300 air defence shield, an Iranian legislator revealed on Monday.
Regarded as something of a “game-changer”, the S-300 anti-aircraft system was at one time considered one of the most potent weapons in Russia’s arsenal.
Russia and Iran originally signed a contract for the sale and delivery of five S-300 advanced ground-to-air missile systems back in 2007.
Following pressure from the U.S. and Israel however, Russia delayed delivery of the S-300 to Tehran; until in 2010 the deal was finally cancelled by the then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.