×
Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Arms Warships & Submarines Military Pay Scale Military Ranks
HOME
ARMOR
MODERN ARMIES
COUNTRIES
MANUFACTURERS
COMPARE
BY CONFLICT
BY TYPE
BY DECADE
MODERN

Bavar-373 (Belief)


8x8 Wheeled Mobile Air Defense System (2017)


Land Systems / Battlefield

1 / 1
Image copyright www.MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.

Jump-to: Specifications

The Bavar-373 was forced into development by the Iranians due to the export ban of the S-300 system by Russia.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/27/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
At one point Iran was slated to acquire Russia's advanced S-300 (NATO: SA-10 "Grumble") air defense missile series launchers by way of import and Iranian military personnel were being trained on its operation when a ban was instituted on the product by the Russian government. This spurred Iranian industry to design, develop and manufacture a suitable replacement, the end result becoming the "Bavar 373" which, as of this writing (2015), remains in active development. The move marks another indigenous endeavor by the oil-rich Gulf nation to become self-sufficient in all things military - the country has already put into action various small arms, armored vehicles and aircraft from within, though many are based on existing imported designs.

The initial Bavar 373 (Bavar meaning "Belief") prototype was made available in late 2011 and Iranian officials went on to claim that it was to become a more potent variant of the S-300 missile family. As with the Russian design, the large missile (named locally as "Sayyad-3") is carried in four launch tubes sat atop a military truck (the Zoljanah 10x10 wheeled) with enclosed driving and operations cab. Onboard phased array radar will be used to direct the primary functions of the system while the wheeled nature of the truck chassis will allow for relatively quick relocation in an active battlefield setting. Systems carried aboard will be tied in to the current Iranian air defense network for a more accurate response to incoming aerial threats (including cruise missiles) while the communications set will be fully protected from "wandering ears" of the enemy.
It was expected that the Iranian military was to have stocked its inventory with the Bavar 373 system as soon as early-2013 but this did not occur because of development issues. Operational-level service is now slated to begin sometime in 2017 - its battlefield effectiveness versus the original Russian design remains to be seen.

Update November 2015: The Russian and Iranian governments have re-entered into a contract to supply S-300 to Iran. The original contract for five S-300 units was suspended in 2010 (due to the ongoing U.N. embargo) to which the Iranian government then filed suit in 2011. The ban was lifted in early 2015 as relations between Iran and the West have thawed. The final S-300 will arrive in 2016.

Specifications



Service Year
2017

Origin
Iran national flag graphic
Iran

Crew
6
CREWMEN
Production
4
UNITS


State Factories - Iran
National flag of Iran Iran (possible)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Anti-Aircraft / Airspace Denial
Base model or variant can be used to search, track, and neutralize airborne elements at range.


Powerplant: 1 x Diesel-fueled engine.
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Bavar-373 (Belief) production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
4 x Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) held in four-tube launcher pack.


Supported Types


Graphical image of a surface-to-air missile weapon


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
4 x Missiles.


Bavar-373 - Base Series Designation


Military lapel ribbon for the American Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of the Bulge
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Kursk
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental military vehicles


Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns / operations.

Advertisements





Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies


2022 Military Pay Scale Army Ranks Navy Ranks Air Force Ranks Alphabet Code DoD Dictionary American War Deaths French Military Victories Vietnam War Casualties

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft, and SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo

www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-