Iran Tests Anti-UAS Missile Systems

Iran-Shalamcheh-missilesIran on December 27 successfully tested its Skyguard Air Defence System to shoot down hypothetical enemy drones, according to Fars News Agency.

The Skyguard missile defence system was put on test on the third day of the ongoing Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) military exercises.

The missiles fired from the Skyguard Air Defence system successfully hit several drones of the hypothetical enemy, including the home-made Hazem Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

Skyguard is a laser-based air defence system to protect airports and other areas against a variety of military threats, including short-range ballistic missiles, short- and long-range rockets, artillery shells, mortars, drones and cruise missiles.

Iran also tested its home-made mid-range Shalamcheh missiles fired from its new air defence system, Mersad, which is capable of destroying different types of modern fighter jets and drones.

The home-made Shalamcheh missiles hit three drones with very small radar cross section after the stealth aircraft were discovered and detected by the Mersad missile shield’s radars.

“Although Shalamcheh missile is similar to Hag missile in appearance, it has special advantages compared with the Hag,” Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told FNA. “The drone type targeted in this mission had very small cross sections and the operating systems were not aware of its flight either.”

Shalamcheh is a Mach 3 mid-range missile that can also be used as a short-range air defence system.

Photo: Shalamcheh missile

Source: Defense World


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