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Iran Tests Anti-Aircraft Missile System

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TEHRAN, April 16 (ICANA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully tested the country's latest anti-aircraft missile system dubbed Sayyad-2 (Hunter II).
Saturday, April 16, 2011 5:06:27 PM
Iran Tests Anti-Aircraft Missile System

The system has been tested recently and will be unveiled in the near future, Fars News Agency reported Saturday.

The Sayyad-2 is an upgraded version of the Sayyad-1 system with higher precision, range and defensive power.

The Sayyad-1 missile defense system is comprised of two-stage missiles that can target all kinds of aircraft, including bombers, at medium and high altitudes.

It is also equipped with a 200-kilogram warhead and has a speed of 1,200 meters per second.

The Sayyad-1 anti-aircraft missile system can be used in electronic warfare and against low radar cross-section (RCS) systems.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in important military equipment and systems.

In January, the Iranian Defense Ministry delivered new naval cruise missile systems to the Navy in yet another move to boost the nation's defense capabilities.

Iran also unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in 2010.

The Karrar UAV is capable of carrying a military payload of rockets to carry out bombing missions against ground targets. It is also capable of flying long distances at high speeds.

Iran also inaugurated the production line of two other domestically-built UAVs with bombing and reconnaissance capabilities.

Iran has repeatedly assured that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying the country's defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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