Iran starts mass production of Mesbah 1 air defense system
May 5, 2010
TEHRAN – The production line of Mesbah 1 air defense system opened at the aerospace department of the Defense Ministry on Tuesday.Mesbah 1 air defense system can target and destroy fighters, helicopters, cruise missiles and other objects flying at low altitude, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi told reporters.
He said the new system, which is capable of firing “four thousand rounds per minute,” has unique features that differentiate it from other similar air defense systems.
The new system is equipped with a three-dimensional interception radar and an optical guidance system, he added.
The system can also identify unmanned aircrafts and destroy them, Vahidi noted