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I may be wrong but I think that was Bavar Test not S-300
It was a year or two before Bavar was unveiled and Farzad Esmaili was still in charge of the Air Defense Forces. It was a series of tests of various systems with a final test being s-300 taking out a ballistic missile launched from another location in the country. It was the first appearance of the system in Iranian livery if I'm not mistaken.

 

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Another thing to add to that, I was always a bit cynical about the true extent of S-300 ABM capabilities and suspect that the test used the least capable of Iran's ballistic missiles and during conditions optimized for S-300 detection. It does go without saying that this how a lot of tests are conducted but I think that this might have been especially the case for S-300 abm test. I always wondered if the newest missiles IRGCASF produces can defeat S-300 or even Bavar future ABM.
In typing this, it makes me wonder if IRGCASF has ever done a serious wargame against the Air Defense Forces in seeing if the various systems and tactics of either branch can defeat one another.
 

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S-300 can shoot down SCUD like missiles. Against Iskander like missiles it will likely fail due to lacking the energy to keep up with a missile that can change paths during terminal phase. It is not a dedicated ABM system like S-300VM aka Antey-2500 (which Russia tried to sell to Iran)

S-400/S-500 would be better choices against more modern missiles and the latter is being tested against hypersonic missiles.
 

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