Iran has designed new powerful S-200 surface-to-air defense missile system Sayyad 3 1904143

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Saturday, April 17, 2014 04:50 PM
 
Iran has designed new powerful S-200 surface-to-air defense missile system Sayyad 3.
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that Iran has designed a new powerful and high-precision missile dubbed 'Sayyad (Hunter) 3' to be mounted on its long-range S-200 anti-aircraft system.
     
     

"We have designed 'Sayyad 3' missiles for the long-range S-200 air defense system," Brigadier General Esmayeeli told reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to mark the National Army Day in Tehran today.

He further stated that Iranian experts have also increased the precision capability of 'Sayyad 2' missiles to a considerable degree.

The Iranian defense ministry in November inaugurated the production line of Sayyad 2’.

The production line of the missile was launched in a ceremony attended by former Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.

“The designing and production of Sayyad 2 missile was brought on agenda to have the needed defensive tool for confronting (possible) air raids,” Dehqan said, addressing the ceremony in Tehran at the time.

“The missile enjoys a solid fuel engine with a combined guiding system and high operational capabilities,” he added.

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.

     
 

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