Iran denies plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missile
TEHRAN, June 10 — Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied that the country has plan to purchase the Russian S-400 air defense missile system.
“We have not made any requests to Russia for the purchase of S-400,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said in his weekly press conference on Monday.
Mousavi said that the Iranian homemade air defense systems are reliable tools and the Islamic republic dose not need S-400.
Iran has already bought S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system from Russia.
Tehran has announced that it is designing and manufacturing an indigenous version of the S-300 system, called Bavar-373, which would be more technologically advanced than S-300.
On Sunday, Iran unveiled a homemade air defense system, named Khordad 15, capable of hitting six incoming targets simultaneously. It can detect hostile fighter jets and combat drones from 150 km away and is capable of tracking them within a range of 120 km. – XINHUA