Iranian army successfully test-fired its latest air defense missile system Sayyad 2 1804112
Defense News - Iran
Monday, April 18, 2011, 12:56 AM
Iranian army successfully test-fired its latest air defense missile system Sayyad 2.
On Saturday, April 17, 2011, Iran successfully test-fired its latest air-defense missile system, dubbed as Sayyad 2, and Tehran's defense officials said that the system will be deployed across the country in the near future.
Sayyad 1 surface-to-air missile at a defense exhibition in Iran
Sayyad 2 air-defense system which has passed the tests in recent days is scheduled to be unveiled in the near future. The Sayyad-2 is an upgraded version of the Sayyad-1 system with higher precision.
Iran had earlier unveiled Sayyad 1 surface-to-air missile which is a two-staged air defense missile that is capable of destroying targets with low Radar Cross Section (RCS) at low and medium altitudes. The system enjoys the capability to defuse jamming and electronic warfare attacks. The Sayyad-1 missile is an SA-2 ground-to-air missile of Chinese design, but was at least partially manufactured in Iran.
Sayyad 2 is an upgraded version and enjoys higher precision, range and destruction power compared with its previous version.
In January Iran announced that it has successfully tested an optimized version of the mid-range hawk anti-aircraft missiles in an area close to a nuclear facility.
Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Operations Colonel Abolfazl Farmahini announced that the hawk systems optimized by the Iranian experts have undergone warm testing at Khondab nuclear facility near the Central city of Arak and successfully hit their targets.
The commander said that the test was aimed at assessing the level of preparedness of the defense systems deployed in the region to defend Iran's sensitive nuclear facilities.
The commander stressed that Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base conducts such tests regularly to promote the country's defensive capabilities.