Russia to equip Iran with S-300
Press TV.ir – Wednesday December 26, 2007
A senior Iranian official says Russia will deliver the sophisticated S-300 air missile defense system to Iran, despite US opposition.
"Russia will provide Iran with the S-300 missile system under a deal signed between the two countries," Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said Wednesday.
"The exact date of the delivery will be announced later," Mohammad-Najjar added.
The S-300 is a long range surface-to-air missile system that was developed as a defense system against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet military.
Some types of the S-300 can intercept ballistic missiles.
Russia has previously delivered the Tor M1 short-range air defense missile system to Iran.
Last updated 31/12/2007