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New Air Defense System for Iran

Russia is preparing to equip Iran with a powerful new air defense system that would significantly increase its ability to repel an attack, Iran’s defense minister said Wednesday. The S-300 antiaircraft missile defense system is capable of shooting down aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missile warheads at over 90 miles and at altitudes of about 90,000 feet. The S-300 is an improvement over the Tor-M1 air defense missile system. Russia delivered 29 Tor-M1s to Iran this year under a $700 million contract signed in 2005. Full Story

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