"Mersad medium-range air defense system was successfully test- fired in one of the rifle ranges of the country's air defense," the spokesman of the drill Brigadier General Hamid Arjangi was quoted as saying.
"It is a completely indigenous digital system and is able to deal with electronic wars. It can intercept and annihilate modern aircrafts in low and high altitudes and connect to radar network," said Arjangi.
Also, Iran's radar network managed to locate small-scale stealth radar drones of the hypothetical enemy on the third day of drill Thursday, said the commander according to ISNA.
Iran launched one of its largest nationwide air defense drills on Tuesday, assuming possible attacks on its public or nuclear establishments. Aerial defense units from the army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are taking part in the three-stage, five-day defense maneuvers dubbed "Modafean Aseman Velayat 3" (the Guardians of Islamic Skies).
TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Iran began testing radar systems on the third day of its air defense drills, the local satellite Press TV reported on Thursday.
According to spokesman of the drill Brigadier General Hamid Arjangi, various kinds of fixed and mobile radars indigenously manufactured or refurbished would be tested during the third day of the drills, said the report. Full story
TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Iran has designed and tested successfully an air defense system that has the same capability as the Russian-made S-300 missile system, the local satellite Press TV reported on Thursday.
"We have developed the system by upgrading systems like S-200 and we have tested it successfully using all our potential and experience in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the Army and the Defense Ministry," Brigadier General Mohammad Hassan Mansourian was quoted as saying. Full story
TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian Army launched its biggest nationwide air defense drill to prepare against any possible attacks "on public or nuclear sites," the local satellite Press TV reported on Tuesday.
Arial defense units from the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are taking part in the three-stage five-day defense maneuvers dubbed "Modafean Aseman Velayat 3," (the Guardians of Islamic Skies), the report said. Full story