Iran announces successful missile test
Iran's official news agency reports the first successful experiment carried out by its aerial defense system S-300 received from Russia; this is reportedly the first test of its kind using the new system; in the past, Israel tried dissuading Russia from selling the Islamic Republic such a system.
According to Iranian media, the test, which as far as we know, was the first of its kind using the new system, was carried out in one of the country's aerial defense bases in the presence of senior military and civilian officials.
The experiment was carried out as part of a program titled Damavand, designed, among other things, to test the system's ability to deal with a wide spectrum of airborne targets and rockets.
In the process, the Iranian team tried out the entire system, even going as far as positing imaginary scenarios similar to tangible threats.
The test also included the system's different operational stages, like: target identification, observation and monitoring, and interception of hostile targets. During the test, the system launched several missiles, successfully destroying the required targets.
It should be noted that Israel has tried to dissuade Russia from selling Iran such a strategic system, but the Russians eventually sold Iran the system in full.