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Sayyad-2 SAM

Sayyad-2 Ground-to-Air defence missile system SAM

The Sayad-2 static surface-to-air missile system is a further development of the Sayad-1 series, which in itself is a development of the Russian S-75 (NATO SA-2 Guideline) system. The Sayyad 2 is better in precision, range and destruction power. The Sayyad series is also heavily influenced by the Chinese HQ-2 and may benefit from North Korean technology input. Other reports not yet confirmed suggest the updated Sayyad series to be strongly influenced by HAWK and Standard missiles in current Iranian armed forces inventory. The Sayyad-2 was unveiled in April 2011. In May 2011, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told FNA (Iranian press agency that the new air-defense system Sayyad-2 has been deployed in all air-defense units across Iran.

- Sayyad-1: the first version of the missile
- Sayad-1(A)
: an improved version of Sayad-1
Technical Data
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Missile support
In static position, the Sayyad-2 is mounted to a launcher station as the Russian made SA-2 missile. The basic design qualifies as semi-mobile, requiring several hours to set up or redeploy a battery. Each missile is carried by a semi-trailer towed by a Mercedes-Benz 2624 6x6 truck and needs to be loaded onto a fixed launcher before firing. The loading usually takes about 5 minutes but this really depends on the training and experience of missile operators.
The Sayyad-2 is a two-stage guided missile, with a large solid propellant booster stage fitted with four very large delta fins. The warhead of the Sayyad-2 weighs 200 kg and is a HE internally grooved fragmentation type with proximity, contact and command-type fuzing available. The Sayad 2 flight at 3,600 km/h and has a range of 80 - 100 km and includes ECCM (Electronic Counter-Counter Measures) equipment.
Combat use
The Sayyad-2 missile, considering its medium-range can be applied for targets, rather in low or high altitude. also it has the capability for protecting the economic, political and social centers. Sayyad-2 is capable of destroying targets with low Radar Cross Section (RCS) at low and medium altitudes. The main mission of this missile can be defined for the destruction of bombers and reconnaissance aircraft.
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Low-to-High air defence missile system
Country users
Designer Country
Guidance system
Guidance command to line of sight
1,200 m/s
Two-stage solid propellant booster
Launch Weight
? kg
Warhead missile
200 kg
80 -100 km
Dimensions missile
Length, 10.84 m;
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