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 Ready to Sell S-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Fall

Russia may resume a deal to deliver S-300 surface-to-air defense systems to Iran if only the UN decides to lift its ban on arms sales to Tehran, a leading Russian defense expert said on Friday. Negotiators from Iran, the United States and other world powers agreed on Thursday to a framework for a final agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program.Iran […]

First Antey-2500 to Be Delivered to Egypt in 2016

Russia has started the “practical implementation” of a contract for the supply of Antey-2500 (also known as the S-300VM) surface-to-air missile systems to Egypt, the Interfax-AVN news agency reported on 5 March. “Deliveries of auxiliary technological equipment have begun. During this year Egypt will receive missile launchers and the remaining equipment,” it cited a high-ranking […]

Russia Starts Deliveries of Antey-2500 Missile Systems to Egypt – Source

Russia has begun delivering Antey-2500 air defense missile systems to Egypt under a contract signed earlier, a high-ranking source in the Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax-AVN on Thursday. “Deliveries of auxiliary technological equipment have been launched. Within a year, Egypt will receive launchers and other equipment,” he said. “The contract is being implemented according to […]

Iran Hopes to Receive Russian S-300 Air Defense Systems in 2015

Tehran hopes to receive deliveries of the Russian S-300 air defense systems in 2015, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said Tuesday. “I hope that our Russian friends will deliver this defense system to Iran in 2015,” Sanaei said during a press conference in Moscow. Russia agreed in 2007 to deliver five S-300 surface-to-air missile defense systems. Russia suspended the contract in 2010 following a UN Security […]

Turkey May Restart Missile Defense Program

Turkey’s procurement bureaucracy is rethinking a multibillion dollar program to build the country’s first air and missile defense program, keeping “all options open,” including scrapping the existing competition and merging it with a longer-range program with better capabilities. That contest has not yet been announced, but procurement officials say one option to overcome the deadlock […]

Russia Supplies Egypt with Anti-Aircraft S-300 Missiles

Russia supplied to Egypt Anti-aircraft system missiles type S-300, a Russian official said on Wednesday. According to Russian news channel, Russia Today, quoting Deputy Director General of the Russian Military and Technology Cooperation with Foreign Countries Vicslav Dzirkalen as saying that the missile will increase Egypt’s Defence capabilities. The Russian official added Venezuela was the […]

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 […]