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Iran successfully test-fires Joshan, Khatam air defense systems

A combo provided by Iran’s al-Alam television network shows Iranian Armed Forces deploying the country’s Khordad-3 and Khordad-15 air defense systems against mock enemy targets during major air force drills in Iran’s Central Desert on October 12, 2021.

Domestically-manufactured air defense systems of Joshan and Khatam were successfully test-fired during major airpower drill in Iran, an Iranian commander said on Wednesday.

Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh, the commander of the country’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, said that in the following phase of the maneuvers named ‘Modafean Aseman Velayat 1400’ (Guardians of ‘Velayat Sky’ 1400), the Joshan and Khatam air defense systems succeeded in smashing low-altitude targets, which were trying to infiltrate the specified region of the maneuvers.

Saying that the Joshan and Khatam air defense systems have been test-fired for the first time in the drill, the commander noted that the missile system Joshan is an upgraded version of Khordad-15 using passive radar. The identified targets were smashed by an integrated air defense network.

Rahimzadeh went on to say that destroying targets in low altitude is one of the tests carried out in this phase of the maneuvers with the help of tactical missile systems based on all-round defense in electronic battlefield.


Source: IRNA

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