Iranian MoD Shows New Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Sayyad-3
Iranian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has showcased a new generation of Sayyad-3 missiles.
The new missile has been delivered to the 15 Khordad air defense missile site on Sunday June 9 with Defense Minister Amir Hatami and army air defence commander Amir Sabahi Fard present at the site.
According to IRGC-linked news agency Tasnim, the 15 Khordad air defense missile launchers are capable of striking 6 targets simultaneously.
The launcher can be prepared for strike in about 5 minutes, said the Tasnim report.
The range of Sayyad-2 was 75 kilometers while the new generation Sayyad-3 missiles have a range of 120 kilometers, the report added.
Iran has worked in recent years to build its own weapons locally, rather than relying on foreign actors.
#UPDATE: Launch footage released of the reportedly new ‘15 Khordad’ Iranian air defence system launching Sayyed-3 120km-range surface-to-air missiles
— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) June 9, 2019
Full video of 15 khordad air defence system ( ١۵ خرداد)pic.twitter.com/izgZKfBIBl
— ᴘᴇʀsɪᴀɴ ɪɴᴛᴇʟ (@persianintel) June 9, 2019