Various units of the Islamic Republic Army participated in the nationwide parades today to display the latest military and defense achievements made by Iranian experts, including the high-precision striking Sayyad 3 missiles.
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli had announced in 2014 that Iran has designed a new powerful and high-precision missile dubbed Sayyad 3 to be mounted on its long-range S-200 anti-aircraft system.
“We have designed ‘Sayyad 3’ missiles for the long-range S-200 air defense system,” Brigadier General Esmayeeli told reporters at the time.
He further stated that Iranian experts have also increased the precision capability of ‘Sayyad 2’ missiles to a considerable degree.
The Iranian defense ministry in November 2013 inaugurated the production line of Sayyad 2.
The production line of the missile was launched in a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
“The designing and production of Sayyad 2 missile was brought on agenda to have the needed defensive tool for confronting (possible) air raids,” Dehqan said, addressing the ceremony in Tehran at the time.
“The missile enjoys a solid fuel engine with a combined guiding system and high operational capabilities,” he added.
Dehqan explained that Sayyad 2 is a missile for mid-range and high-altitude air defense systems, designed based on the state-of-the-art technologies which can destroy different types of helicopters, drones and targets with small radar cross-section and high speed and maneuverability within its operational range.
Iran successfully test-fired its latest air-defense missile system, Sayyad 2, in 2011.
Iran had earlier unveiled Sayyad 1 surface-to-air missile which is a two-staged air defense missile that is capable of destroying targets with low Radar Cross Section (RCS) at low and medium altitudes.
The system enjoys the capability to defuse jamming and electronic warfare attacks.
Sayyad 2 and Sayyad 3 are upgraded versions and enjoy higher precision, range and destruction power compared with the previous version.