Army Iran to continue optimization of S-200 air defense missile and plans new tactical use 0501142

a
 

Iranian Army S-200 missile

 
 
Sunday, January 05, 2014 11:17 AM
 
Army of Iran to continue the optimization of S-200 air defense missile and plans new tactical use.
Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system. Brigadier General Esmayeeli pointed to his meeting with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei last year, and said during the meeting he briefed the leader about the latest developments and achievements in his force.
     
Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.
There are currently 7 active S-200 sites identified inside Iran. The S-200 represents the longest ranging strategic SAM asset operationally employed by the Iranian military.

     

The General said then "we presented a report to the Leader about a new tactic for an artillery and missile defense system, and the Leader instructed us to practice this new tactic on S-200 defense shield".

“Accordingly, the new tactic will be used (on S-200) in late March and early April,” said the General.

In July 2013, General Esmayeeli announced that Iran has optimized the Russian-made S-200 long-range air defense missile system and added mobility to its previous features.

"Good measures have been adopted in this regard. We have given mobility to the S-200 missile system, the same plan to give mobility to all artillery and missile systems is on the agenda of the Air Defense Force," Esmayeeli said.

He explained that the mobility feature has been added to the S-200 and other anti-air defense systems in a bid to increase agility of air defense systems of the country.

Esmayeeli said that the fire power of the optimized S-200 missile shield has increased and it is also capable of pinpoint targeting now, adding that the new features have proved successful in different tests.

He further mentioned that the optimized version of the S-200 missile defense shield would be unveiled in the next 9 months.

     
In November 2010, Iran successfully test-fired its sophisticated S-200 anti-aircraft missile systems.
In November 2010, Iran successfully test-fired its sophisticated S-200 anti-aircraft missile systems.
     

The S-200 (NATO code SA-5 Gammon) is a Soviet-made very long range, medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed in the 1960s to defend large areas.

The SA-5 Gammon missile is launched by 4 solid-fueled strap-on rocket boosters. Maximum range is between 150 and 300 km, depending on the model. Maximum target speed is around Mach 4. Effective altitude is 300 to 20,000 m for early models and up to 35,000 m for later models.

Iran's S-200 system is a very long range, medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed to defend large areas from bomber attack or other strategic aircrafts. Each battalion has 6 single-rail missile launchers and fire control radar. It can be linked to other, longer-range radar systems.

Each missile is launched by 4 solid-fueled strap-on rocket boosters. Maximum range is between 200 and 350 km depending on the model. The missile uses radio illumination mid-course correction to fly towards the target with a terminal semi active radar homing phase.

 

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.