Strengthening Syrian Air Defenses

Kevin Ivey | 08/18/2020

Iran fielded the domestic Bavar 373 air defense system, an upgrade of the  Russian S-300, in a ceremony on Aug. 22, 2019 (shown above). The system reportedly has a radar range of 200 miles and fires missiles with a range of  about 50 miles. Tehran recently signed an agreement with Syria to provide Bavar 373 and Khordad 3 SAM systems to strengthen Syrian air defenses. Iran and Syria have long had close relations. The Syrian civil war, now in its ninth year, has only strengthened...

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