Iran successfully test-fires S-200
Iran has successfully test-fired S-200 rocket on the final day of the five-day war games code-named Defenders of Velayat Skies, Press TV reported.
According to a top Iranian military official, the domestically-designed S-200 air defense system has the same capabilities as the Russian-made S-300 system.
"We have developed the system by upgrading systems like S-200 and we have tested it successfully using all our potential and experience in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, the Army and the Defense Ministry," Brigadier General Mohammad Hassan Mansourian told Press TV.
Iran's military maneuver kicked off on Tuesday with the aim of testing the country's air defense capabilities.
The air maneuvers are being held near Iran's strategic sites to assess the performance of new air defense systems and enhance rapid response capabilities in countering potential aerial attacks.
Iranian military officials say the drills convey a message of peace and friendship to neighboring countries and a fierce warning against enemies.