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Sunday, 21 November 2010, 10:57 AM

 
Iran tests anti-cruise Tor-M1 air defense missile system Iranian army.
 
 
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's air defense unit has conducted successful tests of different anti-aircraft defense systems, including the anti-cruise Tor-M1 missile system, during the nationwide air drills this week, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on Saturday.
     
Iran's air defense unit has conducted successful tests of different anti-aircraft defense systems, including the anti-cruise Tor-M1 missile system, during the nationwide air drills this week, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on Saturday.
TOR-M1 air defense short range missile system
     

"During the wargames, other optimized and upgraded weapons for targeting Cruise missiles as well as Tor-M1 and heavy fire power artillery systems have been test-fired and assessed," one of the commanders of IRGC Aerospace Force General Ezatollah Beigi told FNA.

The Tor-M1 is a short range, mobile air defense system intended for engagement of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, UAVs, and cruise missiles flying between medium and very low altitudes even in severe countermeasures environments.

Beigi added that the IRGC's Aerospace Force has made a wide use of the necessary techniques and equipments to get prepared for defending the country against any potential Cruise attack.

"We also have the needed systems and equipment for identifying, tracing and intercepting Cruise attacks," he said, adding, "And these systems have been tested in the wargames."

 
"Mesbah (Lantern) 1 air-defense system is designed and built to counter air attacks, different kinds of airplanes, cruise missiles, choppers and other air threats in low altitudes," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said at the time.
Mesbah 1 air defense system gun Iran Iranian army
     
In May 2010, Iran inaugurated production line of a powerful missile defense shield to destroy incoming cruise missiles.

"Mesbah (Lantern) 1 air-defense system is designed and built to counter air attacks, different kinds of airplanes, cruise missiles, choppers and other air threats in low altitudes," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said at the time.

"The defense system has been designed on the basis of increasing the volume of fire and controlling it by a reliable system," Vahidi added.

Meantime, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani told reporters on Saturday that Iran's anti-Cruise missile systems used to be deployed in a limited number of sites in the past, but Tehran has now deployed these systems all throughout the country at present.

He also said Iranian experts have succeeded in identifying the weak points of Cruise missiles.

 

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