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Russia offers Iran new replacement for S-300

Friday, 28 June 2013

Russian media report that Moscow has made a new attempt to dodge a USD 4 billion lawsuit from Tehran over a failed deal to supply advanced SA S-300 missile systems by offering the Antei-2500, (S-300VM or SA-23 Gladiator). The missile defense system can simultaneously destroy up to 24 aircraft within the range of 200 kilometers or intercept up to 16 ballistic missiles. The Antei-2500 was specifically tailored for the needs of ground forces, which could also be an advantage for Iran, known for its large land force. The deal can be formalized during Ahmadinejad’s upcoming visit to Moscow on July 1. Iran filed a USD 4 billion lawsuit against Russia in the international arbitration court in Geneva, which is currently pending review. Earlier Moscow offered the Tor anti-aircraft systems as replacement, but Iran reportedly rejected the offer. Russia is already exporting the Antei-2500, having delivered two missile systems to Venezuela earlier this year.

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  • Published: 2 years ago on Friday, 28 June 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: June 28, 2013 @ 12:58 pm
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    • http://www.tabnak.ir/fa/news/327515/%D9%BE%DB%8C%D8%B4%D9%86%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%AC%D8%AF%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B3%DB%8C%D9%87-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%AC%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D8%B3-300; http://isna.ir/fa/news/92040100537/%DA%A9%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA-%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B3%DB%8C%D9%87-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%AF%D9%86%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C%D9%87-%D9%BE%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%81%D9%86%D8%AF-%D8%A2%D9%86%D8%AA%DB%8C-2500

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