Iran’s defense ministry has unveiled the upgraded version of the Bavar-373 surface-to-air missile system with improved range.
"Bavar-373 system was initially capable of destroying targets at 200km and now the upgraded system, aiming to attack targets at very long ranges, [including] ballistic missiles, fighter aircraft, and bombers can destroy targets at 300km," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani was quoted as saying by state-controlled media on Sunday during the unveiling ceremony. “The missile system can engage up to six targets at a time and destroy them.”
According to a report in the long-range test of the Bavar-373 system, a stationary target was detected at a range of more than 450km by the optimized radar of the Bavar 373 system, and it was tracked at a range of about 405km and was hit and destroyed at a range of more than 300km.
The Bavar-373 system detection radar was said to have increased from 350km to 450km, and the range of its engagement range has risen from 260km to 400km.
The missile’s missile range has gone from 200km to 300km, and its engagement altitude has increased from 27km to 32km.
The Bavar-373 system was formally unveiled during a ceremony attended by former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on August 22, 2019. It was reported at the time that the road-mobile system can detect targets or planes at more than 300km, lock them at about 250km, and destroy them at 200km.
Tehran has also launched Sayad B4 missile’s production line. The long-range missile, running on solid propellant, was operationally evaluated for the first time.