Iranian Army deploys new Talash 3 Air Defence System to western Iran
Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base has deployed new missile systems to western regions of the country in a bid to strengthen air defense capabilities. General Alireza Elhami, Deputy Commander of Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base for Operations, made the remarks on Tuesday.
The air Defence System deployed to western regions of the country is the Talash 3, a long-range air defence missile system capable to destroy aerial targets flying at low, medium and high altitudes at a maximum range 200 km. (Credit Mehr News Agency)
The Iranian commander, while referring to military drills of Army and IRGC forces in western Iran, stated “in line with its basic responsibilities, the Base has provided necessary air defense shield for military exercises and drills by the Islamic Republic of Iran Army as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).”
He reiterated that Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base had deployed new missile batteries to the Western parts of the country to boost its air defense shield and give decisive response to any likely aggression.
The Talash is a long-range air defense missile system capable to destroy aerial targets flying at low, medium and high altitudes at a maximum range 200 km.The Sayyad-3 missile launched from Talash system is able to intercept aerial targets at a maximum raqnge of 150 km. The Talash can also fired Sayyad-2 missiles against air targets at medium altitudes. Each unit of the Iranian-made Talash system includes three vehicles, a mobile truck launcher carrying the missiles and two command and control vehicles. The latest version, the Talash 3 was unveiled in September 2014, which has a range of more than 200 kilometers.
General Elhami underlined that Iran’s air defense system ensured western regions, border areas in particular, by using different types of radar, missile, intelligence, communication and artillery facilities.
Elhami made the remarks only few days after a massive military drills by the IRGC ground forces, dubbed Moharram, in the country’s northwestern regions.