Iran unveils new Khordad 15 air defense missile system


Iran on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 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.


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Launcher vehicle of the new Iranian-made Khordad 15 air defense missile system (Picture source FARS)


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 on 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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A battery of the new Iranian-made Khordad 15 air defense missile system (Picture source FARS)


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