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Iran showcases new surface-to-air missiles

Sayyad-3 missile

Iranian army's air defense has showcased a new generation of Sayyad-3 missiles said to be twice as much powerful than the previous generation Sayyad-2.

The new missile has been delivered to the 15 Khordad air defense missile site on Sunday June 9 with Defense Minister Amir Hatami and army air defence commander Amir Sabahi Fard present at the site.

According to IRGC-linked news agency Tasnim, the 15 Khordad air defense missile launchers are capable of striking 6 targets simultaneously.

The launcher can be prepared for strike in about 5 minutes, said the Tasnim report.

The range of Sayyad-2 was 75 kilometers while the new generation Sayyad-3 missiles have a range of 120 kilometers, the report added.

According to the report, the new system can link 4 launchers to its S-200 anti aircraft defense system.

Last Modified: Monday، 10 June 2019 01:37 PM
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