Russian S-300 Air Defense Systems ‘Counter Sudden Massive Attack’


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Russian S-300 air defense systems countered “a sudden massive missile attack of the simulated enemy” during drills in the Astrakhan Region.

Russian S-300 missile systems performed combat launches during air defense drills of the Western Military District at the Ashuluk firing range near the southern city of Astrakhan, a spokesman for the district, Igor Muginov, said Thursday.

“According to the drills scenario, the S-300 air defense systems were countering a sudden massive missile attack of the simulated enemy,” Muginov said.

He added that the exercises ended with practicing the most complex element of the combat training, namely, the destruction of a simulated target moving along a ballistic trajectory. Simultaneously, the positions of the S-300 units were attacked by six of these targets, all of them were successfully destroyed.

Kazakhstan’s S-300 Systems to Join Integrated Air Defense With Russia

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Kazakhstan will put five battalions of S-300 air defense systems on combat duty in the near future as part of the integrated regional air defense network with Russia, the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces said Wednesday.
ASTANA      Moscow completed free-of-charge deliveries of S-300 systems to Astana last year.
     “Five battalions of S-300 air defense systems that have been delivered to Kazakhstan [by Russia] will be put on combat duty soon,” Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev told reporters in Kazakh capital, Astana.

Iran, Russia Negotiating ‘Next Generation’ S-300 Missile Systems’ Supplies

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Iran is discussing with Russia military supplies, including S-300 ‘new generation’ missile systems, spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Ansari-Jaberi said.

Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu paid an official visit to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghani.Representatives of both countries discussed, among others, the sale of S-300 missile systems, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

“Iran is negotiating with Russia its military needs, including new generation S-300 missile systems,” Ansari-Jaberi commented on the visit of the Russian side, cited by IRNA.

In 2007, Russia and Iran signed a contract for the supply of S-300 missile systems at a total cost of about $900 million. In 2010, in the context of UN Security Council resolution on the limitation of arms supplies to Iran amid its nuclear activities, Russia imposed an embargo on weapons sales to the country.However, in April 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that provides for lifting the ban on the supply of these complexes to Iran amid the progress reached during negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.

It was announced in summer 2015 that Moscow and Tehran are preparing a contract for the supply of S-300 missile systems. At the same time, the S-300 system was said to have undergone changes that have improved its tactical and technical characteristics.

The contract entered into force in November 2015. The Iranian side is expecting the completion of deliveries in the first half of 2016.


Russia Delivers Free S-300 Air Defense Systems to Kazakhstan

An S-300 surface-to-air missile system


According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, Russia delivered S-300 air defense systems to Kazakhstan free of charge.

    The contract on free deliveries of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Kazakhstan is fulfilled, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.”We have completed the project on free of charge S-300 air defense system deliveries to Kazakhstan,” Shoigu said at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Imangali Tasmagambetov.


Russia to Finalize Delivery of S-300 Air Defense Systems to Iran in 2016

An S-300 surface-to-air missile system


Russia will continue deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Iran through 2016.

 Russia will continue deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Iran through 2016, Vladimir Kozhin, Russian presidential aide on military-technical cooperation said Monday.

“Iran is fulfilling its obligations on advanced payments, while we are fulfilling our obligations on timely deliveries,” Kozhin said.

The official added that the deliveries would take time and will most likely continue through 2016.

In 2007, Moscow signed a deal with Tehran to deliver five S-300 missile systems, but in 2010 Russia suspended the contract, due to a UN Security Council resolution that placed an arms embargo on Tehran.In April 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the S-300 delivery ban, after the P5+1 group, comprising the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China and Germany, signed an agreement with Tehran to remove economic sanctions in exchange for the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.


Iran interested in all types of Russian weapons, not only S-300 system — Kremlin

Russia has reportedly launched the procedure of the delivery of the S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran

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YEKATERINBURG, November 25. /TASS/. Iran is interested in getting all types of Russian weapons, not only the S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense systems, Russian presidential aide for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told reporters on Wednesday.

“The Iranian side is very interested in military-technical cooperation. So far we have signed a contract that has been announced (on the delivery of the S-300 system). They are interested in the whole range of our weapons, because they have a big army, but due to the sanctions they have not had any upgrading for a very long period: in the air forces, navy and ground troops. In general, in a broad range,” the Kremlin official told TASS.

On Monday, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported, referring to statements made by the Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanai, that Russia had launched the procedure of the delivery of the S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. “The process of the S-300 system’s delivery to Iran has entered the implementation stage,” the diplomat was quoted by the agency.

Earlier this month, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan said that Iran would receive Russia’s S-300 air defense missile systems by the end of the year that, according to the Iranian calendar, ends on March 20, 2016. “Iran will get the Russian S-300 ‘ground-to-air’ anti-aircraft defense missile systems by March 2016,” he was quoted by the Press TV.

Dehghan added that Iran will get “the better part” of the missile systems’ batch in less than two months. The minister also said that “Iran bought as many S-300 air defense missile systems as it needs.” In addition, according to the minister, the Iranian military are currently undergoing training in Russia in the use of the systems.

Sergey Chemezov, the head of state hi-tech corporation Rostec, which integrates Rosoboronexport state arms seller, said previously that Russia’s contract for the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran had been signed and came into force on November 9. “The contract on S-300 systems has been signed,” Chemezov said, without specifying the modification of antiaircraft missile systems that would be delivered to Iran. “I believe that Iran will withdraw its claims to us, when the first part [of the contract] is completed,” the Rostec CEO said.

Russia and Iran signed a contract in 2007 for the supply of five S-300PMU-1 battalions but in the autumn of 2010 then-President Dmitry Medvedev banned the supply of these systems to Tehran. The contract worth more than $800 million was annulled and the paid advance was returned to Iran. Iran filed an almost $4 billion lawsuit against Russia at the Geneva Court of Arbitration over Russia’s nonfulfillment of the contract.

In the spring of 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on the supply of S-300 systems to Teheran.

TASS learned at the Dubai Airshow 2015 international aerospace exhibition that Iran will get the S-300PMU-2 version of the air defense system.

The S-300 is a series of Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by NPO Almaz, all based on the initial S-300P version. The S-300 system was developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Air Defense 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 defense of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft.