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IRGC Aerospace tests new missile systems in drill

4 February 2017 12:17

 

The major phase of Defenders of Velayat at drill in desert province of Semnan has test-fired new missile systems that incorporate indigenous know-how.

The missile systems included 3-Khordad, Tubas, Sayyad-2, and long-range system Grader, medium-range Matalelfajr, Raad radar system and Kavosh systems.

Iran’s state news agency IRNA report revealed features of indigenous missile systems. 3-Khordad has a range of 75km and could soar to altitudes up to 30km. The system is capable of engaging in electronic warfare and incorporates the latest cutting-edge technology and of scrambling on multiple targets in lower radar crosssection (RCS).

Tabas Missile system is a native system of 60km range and soaring altitude of 30km; it is easily designed and manufactured by the IRGC and is highly agile in offensive and defensive positions. Sayyad-2 has the same features and had been designed by Ministry of Defense. Ghadir long-range radar system is a 3D detector of aerial threats up to 1100km distances. This system is capable of detecting stealth drones and other aerial vehicles and could trace the targets. Still a similar system is Matlaelfajr radar which detects threats up to 500km distances. The last in the list is Kavosh radar system which could detect threats in nearer distances up to 150km. it could detect cruise missiles and drones flying in lower altitudes.

The Defenders of Velayat drills started on Saturday in Semnan province by IRGC Aerospace Force staff. It covers a vast area of 35,000 square kilometers and seeks to test and display the Forces’ capacities to face and respond to threats in defensive situations.

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