Iran deploys home-made missile system Sayyad 2 in all air-defense units 0905111

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Defense News - Iran
 

Monday, May 9, 2011, 10:07 PM

 
Iran deploys home-made missile system Sayyad 2 in all air-defense units.
 
Senior Iranian military officials announced on Monday that the country's latest home-made missile system, Sayyad 2, has been deployed in all air-defense units across the country.
     
Senior Iranian military officials announced on Monday that the country's latest home-made missile system, Sayyad 2, has been deployed in all air-defense units across the country.
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Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told FNA that the new air-defense system would boost the capabilities of Iran's air-defense units to a large degree.

As regards the capabilities of the new missile system, Esmayeeli stated that the system will "increase the range, altitude and tracking and interception power of the country's missile shield".

"Its upgraded and digitalized system has increased the power and precision of Sayyad 2 missile system," the commander reiterated.

Iran successfully test-fired its latest air-defense missile system, Sayyad 2, last month.

Iran had earlier unveiled Sayyad 1 surface-to-air missile which is a two-staged air defense missile that is capable of destroying targets with low Radar Cross Section (RCS) at low and medium altitudes.

The system enjoys the capability to defuse jamming and electronic warfare attacks.

Sayyad 2 is an upgraded version and enjoys higher precision, range and destruction power compared with its previous version.

 

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