Iran test fires air defence system

 Iran successfully tested its Skyguard Air Defence System Saturday to shoot down hypothetical enemy drones in the massive drills in the southern parts of the country, media reported.

Tehran: Iran successfully tested its Skyguard Air Defence System Saturday to shoot down hypothetical enemy drones in the massive drills in the southern parts of the country, media reported.

The Skyguard missile defence system was put on test on the third day of the ongoing military exercises which are underway with the participation of Iranian ground, naval and air forces, Xinhua reported citing the semi-official Fars news agency.

The missiles fired "successfully" had hit several drones of the hypothetical enemy, including the home-made Hazem Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, according to the report.

The Skyguard Air Defence System is a laser-based system to protect aircraft against a variety of military threats.

The six-day joint drills by Iranian army`s ground, naval and air forces backed by Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base is scheduled to be held in the southern part of the country, including waters extended from east of Hormuz Strait to the north Aden Gulf.

 

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