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Range of Iran's Sayyad-3 missiles to increase

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 14, IRNA -- Deputy Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Central Headquarters has announced that the range of Sayyad-3 air defense missiles will be enhanced.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Friday, Brigadier General Alireza Elhami said on Friday that Khatam al-Anbiya Central Headquarters has put on agenda manufacturing and equipping new defense systems.

Sayyad-3 has a long-range capability. It has similar diameter as Sayyad-2 but longer body with different wings and control surfaces.

Based on current estimates Sayyad-3 has a range of 150km to 200 km.

According to Iranian Defense Ministry, Sayyad-3 missile was designed with a range of about 120km and with a flight height of 27 km.

Elhami went on to say that Bavar-373 air defense system will be unveiled soon.

Bavar-373 is an Iranian long-range road-mobile surface-to-air missile system unveiled in August 2016. Iran describes it as a competitor with the S-300 missile system. It is manufactured by the Iranian Defense Ministry in cooperation with unspecified local manufacturers and universities.

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