Iran unveiled a new home-made artillery system named ‘Seraj’ during Air Defense military drills dubbed as Velayat 97, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Seraj is a 35-mm artillery system with an optimized cannon which uses radar and a new optic system to intercept the enemy targets, especially tiny flying objects.
During the wargames held in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Western parts of Iran, Seraj successfully intercepted and destroyed a mocked drone of the enemy.
Also in the wargames, the home-made Third of Khordad air defense system which can trace and target fighter jets, bombers and cruise missiles up to 25,000 meters (almost 75,000f) in altitude intercepted a hypothetical enemy flying object with Sayyad (Hunter) missiles designed for mid-range and high-altitude air defense systems.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force, Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and a part of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force staged joint two-day drills across the country earlier this week.
“The drills take place over an area measuring 500,000 square kilometers throughout Iran’s Northern, Eastern, Western and Central parts, with the participation of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force, Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a part of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force,” Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.
He added that all systems used in this wargame are domestic and basically one of the functions of such drills is testing the new ammunition, missiles and new systems.