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Iran test-fired long-range surface-to-air S-200 missile amidst defense drills

Iran test-fired its long-range surface-to-air S-200 successfully amidst of its air defense drills. The are in the final phase in the country’s southern belt.

On Wednesday, the third and final day of Modafean-e-Aseman-e-Velayat 7 (The Defenders of Velayat Skies 7) featuring Iran’s and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) drill took place.

Military commanders of all forces were present in the city of Bushehr as the S-200 was successfully fired at its designated target on the back of relevant detection and tracking activity.

The same day Iranian forces demonstrated the deployment of defense systems against mock hostile aircraft as per schedule.

The spokesman for Iran’s wargames, Second Head of Brigade Abbas Farajpour said that despite prior warning, which had been issued to foreign and domestic aircraft to avoid the drills’ general area, aircraft belonging to extra-regional forces had to be warned away again on 12 occasions during the drills.

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