Russia guarantees delivery of S-300 system to Iran

Russia’s S-300 missile defense system

Iran’s ambassador to Russia says Moscow has guaranteed that it will deliver the S-300 missile defense system to Iran.

“Iran is ready to receive this system and our Russian colleagues have assured us that they will meet their obligations,” Ambassador Seyyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi said at a press conference at the main office of RIA Novosti in Moscow on Thursday.

“Several technical issues [in the contract’s implementation] have emerged, and we hope they will be resolved soon,” the diplomat said without giving details about the problems.

The S-300 system, which can track targets and fire at aircraft 120 kilometers (75 miles) away, features high jamming immunity and is able to simultaneously engage up to 100 targets.

Russia and Iran have signed a deal for the sale and delivery of the missile system, but it has not been reported when the contract is to be implemented.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 21:17:15 GMT

Source: Press TV

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