S-200 Dubna (SA-5 Gammon)


Iranian Air Defense to Cover Gulf

Iran’s air defense commander has raised the prospect that the Islamic Republic could deploy its new S-300 systems so that their long-range can be used to cover international airspace over the Gulf. Iranian news agencies quoted Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili as saying: “New plans for making changes in the area of air defense of the […]


Iran Upgrades Homegrown Air Defense Missile System

Iranian military specialists manufactured an upgraded version of its air defense missile system named Talash, which uses homegrown Sayyad missiles to hit high-altitude flying targets. The upgraded Talash defense missile system is synced with the Iranian air defense missiles, the Sayyad-2 and 3, and the Russian-made S-200 missile system has been removed from the gear. The Talash-1 […]


Iran Builds Simulators for S-200, Hag, Rapier Missiles

The Iranian military is developing simulators for its long-range S-200, Hag and Rapier missile defense systems, a senior Air Defense commander said on Sunday. “We used to have only 12 simulators for the S-200 missile systems, but we now have 150 simulators for heavy missile systems and as many for light missile systems,” Deputy Commander […]


Iran Announces Progress on Long-Range SAMs

Iran’s air defence commander, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, has claimed the Islamic Republic is making progress on two indigenous long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) programmes, in a series of announcements made on 28 August and 1 September. He said on 28 August that the Bavar-373 SAM had been successfully test-fired for the first time. This announcement […]


Iran Plans to Unveil Mid, Long-Range Missile Defense Systems

Iran plans to unveil its latest achievements in area of missile technology on September 22, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Wednesday. “The latest mid- and long-range missile defense systems will be unveiled on September 22,” Esmayeeli told FNA today. “These missile systems will include combined systems, artillery […]


Iran Equips S-200 Air Defense System with New Missiles

Iran’s S-200 air defense system has been equipped with domestically manufactured Sayyad-3 missiles, the deputy commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base announced on Saturday.  Brigadier General Shahrokh Shahram said that Sayyad-3 missiles are able to hit targets at medium altitudes. Iranian experts had previously upgraded the Russian-made long-range medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air S-200 air defense […]


Making Sense of Iranian S-300s

Iran has a long history of disrupting maritime traffic in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf, but should a recently resurrected deal between Russia and Iran for the S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) bear fruit, Tehran could soon project the same hostility into the skies. Despite assurances from Russia’s Foreign Minister that “[t]he S-300 is exclusively […]