Iran ‘successfully’ tests its newly acquired S-300 defense systems

Official state media reported that Iran had successfully carried out a missile test with its newly acquired S-300 aerial defense system, which it received from Russia. According to the report, the test, which was the first of its kind using the new anti-aircraft system, was carried out in one of the country’s military bases in the presence of senior military and civilian officials.  

The experiment was carried out as part of a program titled ‘Damavand’, which is designed, among other things, to test the system’s ability to deal with a wide spectrum of airborne targets and rockets. Intelligence experts, that followed the Iranian missile test, told TV7 that “during the exercise, Iran simulated a scenario of an Israeli or American attack on what it defined as ‘strategic assets’, a test Tehran declared to be successful.”