Source: Mehr News Agency
Damavand military drill has test-fired S300 air defense system, during which it successfully targeted aerial vehicles flying in the outreach. An undisclosed air defense base was hosting the test-firing operation where a number of military personnel and commanders along with civilian officials attended.
The operational phase of the S300 system sought to assess the overall
performance of the system in targeting wide range of missiles and drones. The
test-firing also sought to assess the human performance in operating the system
during active aerial confrontation.
Iranian military personnel fully operated the system according to simulation scenarios which replicated detection, identification, tracing, and targeting of the potential aerial threats. The test-firing was successfull and the system targeted and destroyed aerial vehicles.
About S-300 Missile System:
The S-300 is
a series of initially Soviet and later Russian long range surface-to-air missile
systems produced by NPO Almaz, based on the initial S-300P version. The S-300
system was developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles for the
Soviet Air Defence Forces. Subsequent variations were developed to intercept
ballistic missiles. The S-300 system was first deployed by the Soviet Union in
1979, designed for the air defence of large industrial and administrative
facilities, military bases and control of airspace against enemy strike
aircraft. The system is fully automated, though manual observation and operation
are also possible. Components may be near the central command post, or as
distant as 40 km. Each radar provides target designation for the central command
post. The command post compares the data received from the targeting radars up
to 80 km apart, filtering false targets, a difficult task at such great
distances. The central command post features both active and passive target
detection modes. (read more on
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