Iran unveils a new land-to-air missile

Tehran, Sep 5: New domestically manufactured land-to-air missiles were delivered to the Khatam-ol-Anbia Base during a ceremony attended by Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi.

Vahidi said the medium-range Shalamche missile with a maximum speed of Mach 3 can hit targets and can be used in electronic warfare.

The missile will be fired from the Mersad missile system, which is equipped with sophisticated radar signal processing technology and an advanced launcher.

The range of the missile with the current 40 kilometers will increase in the future, he added. Vahidi said that the medium-range anti-aircraft systems are regarded as highly important in aerial battles and these systems can hit almost 40 to 50 percent of their targets.

Iran has attained self-sufficiency in short and medium-systems and it will gradually be able to produce all of its anti-aircraft systems, he noted.


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