Iran Test-Fires High-Altitude Missile with Homegrown Air Defense System

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian Air Defense on Wednesday carried out the first operational test of ‘Sayyad-3’ missiles paired with ‘Talash’ homegrown missile system, during a large-scale war game underway in southern parts of the country.

Iran Test-Fires High-Altitude Missile with Homegrown Air Defense System

It was the first time that Sayyad-3 missiles were launched by Talash system to hit high-altitude targets.

Capable of intercepting targets within a range of 150 kilometers and in high altitudes, Sayyad-3 has been paired with Talash missile system, which also employs Sayyad-2 missiles against targets at medium altitudes.

The air defense system is also equipped with a locally-manufactured fire control radar, dubbed Ofoq.

Iran’s Air Defense began the large-scale military exercise, codenamed Defenders of Velayat Skies 7, in the country’s southern regions on Monday.

Involving more than 17,000 military forces, the war game covers an area of 496,000 square kilometers mainly the provinces of Hormozgan, Bushehr and Khuzestan.

The Air Defense has employed a broad range of equipment, including tactical radars, mobile watch posts, and ground-based and air-based eavesdropping systems in the maneuver.

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