Iran tests new home-made missile systemApril 17th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Apr 17 (ANI): Iran has successfully test-fired its latest air-defense missile system, named Sayyad 2.
Tehran’s defense officials said that the system would be deployed across the country in the near future, the Xinhua reports.
Lieutenant Commander of Khatamolanbia Air Defense Base Colonel Abolfazl Farahini, said the hawk systems optimized by the Iranian experts have undergone warm-testing at Khondab nuclear facility near the central city of Arak and successfully hit their targets.
He said the test was aimed at assessing the level of preparedness of Iran’s defense systems deployed to defend Iran’s sensitive nuclear facilities.
Sayyad-2 is an upgraded version and enjoys higher precision, range and destruction power than its previous version Sayyad-1.
Iran has made considerable progress in the past decades over the development of medium and long-range missiles, and has reiterated that its missile capability is a defensive tool against invasions. (ANI)
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