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Commander Hails High Detection Power of Iran’s Newly-Developed Missile Shield

Commander of the Iranian Army's Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard announced that the radar system used in the country's newly-developed missile defense shield named 'Khordad 15' enjoys high power for detecting enemy flying objects.

“Khordad 15 missile defense shield enjoys a powerful radar system and it can counter advanced and state-of-the-art targets well, and given its indigenized nature that entails no dependence on foreign countries, we may operate it independently,” General Sabahi Fard said on Wednesday.

He added that Iran can fully supply the defense shield’s needs, including the radars, missile equipment, artillery and training of humanitarian resources, using internal capacities.

Iran on Sunday unveiled a new home-made state-of-the-art missile defense system named ‘Khordad 15’ which is equipped with passive phased array radar system for detecting fighter jets, stealth targets and cruise missiles.

The missile defense system was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and General Sabahi Fard in Tehran.

Elaborating on the features and capabilities of the defense shield, General Hatami said that it can trace targets, including fighter jets and enemy drones, 150km away and intercept them at a range of 120km.

“It can also trace stealth targets in areas 85km in distance, and destroy them at a distance of 45km,” he added.

General Hatami said that the missile defense system can trace, engage, and destroy 6 targets simultaneously, enjoys high mobility and can be prepared for operation in less than 5 minutes.

“The system is equipped with (passive) phased-array radar system with a multiple-target-engagement capability. It also has separate launch pads, and operates with Sayyad 3 missiles,” he underlined.

The Iranian military officials have in several occasions said that the country’s advances in building different military equipment are merely aimed at defending the country against any possible aggression.

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