The Iranian made missile defense system named ‘Khordad 15’, which is equipped with passive phased array radar system for detecting fighter jets, stealth targets and cruise missiles, was successfully used during war-games in Central Iran on Friday, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Iran successfully tested a domestically-designed and -manufactured air defense system capable of simultaneously destroying six incoming hostile targets, FNA added.
The system can trace targets, including fighter jets and enemy drones, 150 km away and intercept them at a range of 120 km.
It can also trace stealth targets in areas 85 km in distance, and destroy them at a distance of 45 km.
The missile defense system can trace, engage, and destroy 6 targets simultaneously, enjoys high mobility and can be prepared for operation in less than 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Saturday that similar to Damavand, another Iranian destroyer, Dena, is also being equipped with vertical launching system (VLS) missile cells, adding that the two are marking a new chapter in the country’s naval combat capabilities.
Khanzadi added that Iran will soon fire tests missiles from the VLS, highlighting that all vessels of Iran’s Navy will be equipped with the new system.
Early in August, he had announced that Damavand destroyer, which has been under overhaul for the past 21 months, was enjoying many new features and would be equipped with VLS missile cells.
He went on recounting that over the course of the past 18 months of overhaul, the destroyer has been completely resuscitated with all previous edition’s bugs resolved and may new features added.
Damavand destroyer has been equipped with advanced radar systems with long-range radars to detect targets in long distances, the Commander highlighted.
Khanzadi added that the same process of overhaul and improving the features of the vessels is underway in the Northern fleet of the navy.
The Navy Commander voiced hope that the military body will celebrate unveiling a 100% home-made hovercraft on November 28, the National Day of the Navy in Iran.