Iran Tests ‘Fateh-110’ Missile and S-300 Defense Systems

According to unnamed U.S. government sources, Iran test-launched two Fateh-110 ballistic missiles from an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps base In Bandar-e-Jask, in southeastern Iran on March 4th and 5th. According these reports, the first missile test failed, despite allegedly landing “in the vicinity” of its target. However, the next day’s test was deemed a success, with the missile, believed to be an anti-ship variant of the Fatah-110 known as a ‘Kahlij Fars,’ travelling 250 km and destroying a floating target barge.

In addition to the two ballistic missiles tested, the Iranian Republic News Agency also reported on March 4th that Iran had tested the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system during its recent “Damvand” military exercise. The Russian system was delivered to Iran in 2016 after the Iran nuclear deal lifted impeding sanctions, and thus allowing for the purchase. The S-300, capable of tracking and intercepting several targets simultaneously, has a range of 200 km.