|Iran successfully tests air defense system||
TEHRAN – Iran has successfully tested the domestically manufactured medium-altitude Mersad air defense system, the public relations department of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base announced in a press release on Sunday.
Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili, the commander of the air defense base, and a number of officials from the Iranian Defense Ministry were present at the site where the missile system was tested.
According to the press release, during the test, the “indigenous” medium-range Shalamche missile was fired from the Mersad missile system and successfully hit the designated target, which was a Karrar drone.
The Karrar was successfully tested in August 2010 as Iran’s first domestically manufactured long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The aircraft’s ability to fly at high altitudes is its significant feature.
The Mersad surface-to-air missile system is a medium-range advanced and efficient air defense system which can carry out defense operations against various types of fast aircraft, helicopters, drones, and cruise missiles.
The system is equipped with sophisticated radar signal processing technology, an advanced launcher, and electronic equipment for guidance and target acquisition.
The Mersad is capable of carrying out missions at day and night and has been designed by experts at the Defense Ministry in such a way that it can counter electronic warfare measures successfully.
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