Iran tests new home-made missile system

Iran said the system would be deployed across the country in the near future.

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2011, 13:07 PM IST

Tehran: Iran has successfully test-fired its latest air-defence missile system, named Sayyad 2.

Tehran`s defence officials said that the system would be deployed across the country in the near future, the Xinhua reports.

Lieutenant Commander of Khatamolanbia Air Defence Base Colonel Abolfazl Farahini said the hawk systems optimised by the Iranian experts have undergone warm-testing at Khondab nuclear facility near the central city of Arak and successfully hit their targets.

He said the test was aimed at assessing the level of preparedness of Iran’s defence systems deployed to defend Iran’s sensitive nuclear facilities.

Sayyad-2 is an upgraded version and enjoys higher precision, range and destruction power than its previous version Sayyad-1.

Iran has made considerable progress in the past decades over the development of medium and long-range missiles, and has reiterated that its missile capability is a defensive tool against invasions.

ANI