Iran has unveiled a indigenously-made air defense system, “Khordad 15,” capable of detecting stealth targets at a distance of 85 km, and destroy them within a range of 45 km.
“The system is capable of detecting fighter jets and combat drones from 150 km away and of tracking them within a range of 120 km,” Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, was quoted as saying by Press TV.
“The Iranian system uses Sayyad 3 missiles. It can simultaneously detect, intercept and destroy six incoming hostile targets. It can be readied to engage hostile targets in less than five minutes,” Hatami added.
Abbas Mousavi, official spokesperson for Iranian Foreign Ministry denied that the country had requested to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems, on Monday. "We have not requested Russia to sell S-400
Russia has rejected Iran's request of buying the S-400 anti-aircraft, missile defense systems, a senior Russian official told Bloomberg on Friday. "The request was rebuffed by President Vladimir Putin, who was concerned that the sale would stoke more tension in the Middle East," the officials said on the condition of anonymity
Iran's Ministry of Defense and the Army Aviation have developed three new missiles with range over kilometers to be mounted on the militarys attack helicopters, with a view to their mass-production in near future. The missiles are respectively dubbed Heidar, Qamar-e Bani Hashem, and the airborne version of the Dehlaviyeh armor-piercing missile, Fars News Agency reported on Thursday
The United States Cyber Command launched a retaliatory cyber-attack against an Iranian intelligence group on Thursday, who are allegedly responsible for bombing oil tankers on May 12 off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Gulf of Oman. A report published by Yahoo News stated that an undisclosed intelligence group tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) reportedly “hacked” into US marine traffic tracking websites
Iranian involvement in the two incidents of sabotage of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman yesterday is doubtful as harming the vessels does not tally with its self-interest, a London-based maritime risk agency, Dryad Global has said. In a report detailing assessment of the indent released to the media, Dryad Global has said, “It would also be remarkable that Iran would knowingly targets vessels reported to be carrying ‘Japan-related cargo at the same time that the Japanese Prime Minister Abe is conducting talks in Iran
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