Iran today inaugurated a production line for country’s new version of an air defense missile dubbed ‘Sayyad-3’, an upgrade to previous versions of the missile.
The country's air defense chief, Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili, said during a ceremony that the missile is "a completely indigenous technology", AP reported citing a report by Iranian state TV on Saturday.
In December 2016, Iran tested this missile paired with another homegrown missile system ‘Talash’ for the first time.
An upgraded version of a home-made air defense missile, the Sayyad 3 or Hunter 3 is designed to be mounted on the mobile version of S-200 air defense system. The air defense system is also equipped with locally-manufactured fire control radar, dubbed Ofoq.
The Iranian Army displayed a home-grown long-range missile ‘Sayyad-3 during a military parade in Tehran on Tuesday. Other military equipment showcased in the parade include S-300 air defense missile system, Zolfaqar tank, personnel carriers, cannons, a wide variety of missiles, radars, missile defense systems, speedboats, torpedoes, military vehicles and bombs, Tasnim news agency reported
Iran on Wednesday tested ‘Sayyad-3 missiles paired with ‘Talash homegrown missile system for the first during the on-going military exercise in the southern Persian Gulf provinces. Capable of intercepting targets within a range of 150 kilometers and in high altitudes, Sayyad-3 has been paired with Talash missile system for the very first time during the countrys large-scale military exercise ‘Defenders of Velayat Skies 7, Tasnim News Agency reports Wednesday
Iran is planning to induce changes in the indigenously built Sayyad 2 air-defense missile system, to be mounted on under-construction Mowj-class vessels. "We can concurrently dispatch two fleets of warships in opposite directions to the east and west of the Indian Ocean and we have done this before and enjoy the technical capability to carry out such missions whenever necessary," Iran Navy Operations Lieutenant Commander Admiral Siyavash Jarreh was quoted by Fars News
Irans Revolutionary Guards tested the countrys first ever long-range missile defence system early this week, local media reports. Work on the new Bavar 373 system is underway and is expected to be fully functional by March 2018, Farzad Esmaili, head of the Revolutionary Guards air defences, told IRIB in an interview on Sunday
An Iranian drone QOM-1 flew close to a US F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz while operating in international airspace in central Persian Gulf. The US central Command officials called it as an ‘unsafe and unprofessional interaction
Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, Iranian news outlets reported. The rocket launched is a Simorgh, or Phoenix missile, which experts said was a copy of North Koreas Unha space-launch rocket
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