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Iran Tested New Air-Defense Systems During Guardians of Velayat Sky 1400 Exercise (Photos, Videos)

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Iran Tested New Air-Defense Systems During Guardians of Velayat Sky 1400 Exercise (Photos, Videos)

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Iran test-fired a number of domestically-made air-defense systems during the Modafean Aseman Velayat 1400 [Guardians of Velayat Sky 1400] exercise that began on October 12.

On October 13, Brig. Gen. Qader Rahimzadeh, commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, announced that the new Majid and Dezful air-defense systems had successfully destroyed their targets in the exercise.

One of the main objectives of the exercise, which is attended by air-defense divisions of the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, is to build a strong and multi-layer defense against cruise missiles, according to Brig. Gen. Rahimzadeh.

The Majid short-range air-defense system, which was unveiled for the first time on October 11, has a range of 8 kilometers. The light, completely passive system can be armed with up to eight missiles equipped with infrared homing seekers. The missile design is similar to that of the Chinese-made FB-10A.

The Dezful low to medium altitude, short-range air-defense system appears to be derivative of the Soviet-made Tor-M1E, which is known to be service with the Iranian military.

The Iranian system is based on a truck, similar to the Tor-M2KM self-contained variant that can be installed in the back of a truck. Some military observers speculated that Dezful may be just an Iranian upgrade to the Tor-M1E.

Iran also successfully test-fired the Joshan and Khatam air-defense systems during the exercise. Brig. Gen. Rahimzadeh said that Joshan is an upgraded version of Khordad-15 that uses a passive radar. The commander didn’t provide any information on the other system.

During the exercise, Iran also tested a medium-range air-defense system equipped with vertically-launched missiles. The name and details of the systems are yet to be revealed.

Iran has been working nonstop to develop its military industry in response to US sanctions and Israel’s repeated threats.

The country paid special attention to its air-defense capabilities in the last few years, and managed to make several achievements.

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Iran like Russia, China & the DPRK only move forward. There progress in national defense is unwavering. No mention of the Bavar-373.

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It is an unfortunate fact that a sovereign nation must not rely on others to provide their security. This is the key to telling who is sovereign and who is not.

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