Iran marks anniv. of national military industry
Tehran, A ceremony to mark the anniversary of Iran's military industry inaugurated in Tehran in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday.
Prior to the ceremony, President Rouhani toured an exhibition showcasing Islamic Republic's defense achievements.
An indigenous fighter jet was unveiled during the inaugural ceremony which was also attended by Minister of Defense Brigadier-General Amir Hatami, Vice-President for Scientific and Technological Affairs Sorena Sattari as well as several senior military commanders.
On Aug 20, Deputy Defense Minister for Parliamentary and Legal Affairs Reza Talaei Nik said that the Iranian air defense system, dubbed Bavar 373, which has more capabilities compared to the Russian-made S-300 is at its final test-fire stage.
The system is beyond [the Russian-made] S-300, and has a higher technical and production capability in the defense industries, he said.
Bavar-373 is an Iranian designed long-range mobile air defense system unveiled in August, 2016.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA