S-300VM (SA-23 Giant/Gladiator)

Operator: Egypt Iran
Status: On Order S-300PMU2 to be delivered instead
Number: 22 Unknown
Cost: $1 billion $800 million
Acquired: 2016 Russia announced in April 2015 that the S-300 system would be exported to Iran following the termination of a 2010 ban. Offered to Iran in June 2013 to replace initial deal of S-300PMU1 which was canceled by sanctions pressure. In December 2015, it was reported that order had been switched to the S-300PMU2 variant.
General Specs:
Country of origin: Russia
Manufacturer: Almaz – Antey
Introduced: 1990s
Class: Anti-missile defense and long-range air defense
Range: aircraft: 124.3 miles (200 km)
ballistic missiles: 24.9 miles (40 km)
Altitude: aircraft: 98,425.2 ft (30,000 m)
ballistic missiles: 82,021 ft (25,000 m)
Warhead: 9M83 missile: 330.7 lbs (150 kg)
9M82M missile: 330.7 lbs (150 kg)
Speed: 9M83: 2,740 mph (Mach 3.6+)
9M82M: 5,937 mph (Mach 7.8+)
Weight: 9M83: 7716.2 lbs (3,500 kg)
9M82M: 12,786.8 lbs (5,800 kg)
Length: 9M83: 26.2 ft (8 m)
9M82M: 32.5 ft (9.9 m)
Diameter: 9M83: 3 ft (0.9 m)
9M82M: 3.9 ft (1.2 m)
Propellant: Two-stage solid-fueled rocket
Guidance System: 9E49/DB-100N semi-active homing seeker
Inertial Guidance
Accuracy: 98%
Missiles: 4 x 9M83 Gladiator
2 x 9M82M Giant
Guns: None
Radar(s): 9S15M2 (9S15MT2E, 9S15MV2E) Bill Board all-round surveillance radar
9S19ME High Screen sector surveillance radar
9S32ME Grill Pan multi-channel missile guidance radar
Launch Platform: 9A84ME transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR)
9A83ME transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR)
Operators (crew): Unknown; System operated from 9S457ME command post
Notes: Designed to engage cruise and ballistic missiles as well as ISR aircraft such as E-8 JSTARS, U-2s, E-3 AWACS, and tactical jamming aircraft.
Also known as the Antey-2500
Reportedly capable of targeting stealth aircraft and jam resistant.

Sources:

Russia Prepping S-300 Missiles for Iran: Report

Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported. “It has partially been updated, separate elements are still being updated,” said Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential adviser on military matters, referring to the S-300 system. “It will be that very […]

Russia Plans to Send S-300 Missile Systems for Iran by 2016

Russia is assembling S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems to start shipments to Iran by next year, the Kremlin’s top official for the arms trade said. Russia is also modernizing some parts of the systems and revising contract terms, including the pricing, Vladimir Kozhin, President Vladimir Putin’s aide on military-technical cooperation, said in an interview on Tuesday. […]

Russia to Deliver S-300s to Iran After Solving Lawsuit Over Previous Deal

The new contract to deliver Russian S-300 missile defense systems to Iran is being finalized, and will be implemented when a lawsuit regarding the previous contract is resolved, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday. “The contract is being finalized,” Ryabkov told Rossiya-24 television channel. Russia and Iran signed a deal for the delivery […]

Israeli F-16I Pilots Use Greece’s S-300 SAMs to Prepare for Potential Iran Air Strikes

The Israeli Air Force has used INIOXOS-2015, one the largest annual exercise of the Hellenic Air Force, to prepare for a potential situation where it will have to attack Iranian nuclear facilities by performing missions against the S-300PMU-1 surface-to-air missile system, stationed in Crete, according to Flightglobal. Russia has recently lifted the ban on sale […]

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 […]