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Iran gets delayed SAMs

25th April 2016 - 09:03 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has admitted that the country has received new Russian-made surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems.

On 11 April it stated that the first batch of Almaz-Antey S-300PMU-1 long-range SAM systems were delivered.

Iranian state TV also showed video footage supplied by the Ministry of Defence showing a column of eight vehicles with platforms carrying military equipment wrapped in camouflaged tarpaulins. 


The long-delayed contract for the sale of five S-300PMU-1 systems, amounting to $800 million dates back to 2007, but in late 2010 then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev banned the delivery. The formal reason to do

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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