Khordad 15 : The New Iranian Air Defence Missile System

Iran unveiled its latest domestically-designed air defence missile system, the Khordad 15 which is claimed to be capable of engaging six targets simultaneously.

The new air defence system is  equipped with phased array radar and independent launch pads. The radar  can detect both aircraft  and  drones up to a range of 150 kilometres and engage them at a range of 120 kilometres, with an effective ceiling of 27 kilometres according to the Tasnim news agency.

The system is also claimed to be  capable of tracking stealth targets at a range of  85 km, and destroy them at a distance of 45 km.

As per the  Iranian defence minister, the Khordad 15 system is paired with indigenous Sayyad-3 long-range missiles  that resemble the HAWK missiles. the characteristics of the Sayyad-3 are :

Warhead                        Fragmentation HE

Propellant                      Solid fuel

Operational range      120-150 km

Flight altitude              27-30 km

Speed                            Mach 4.5-5.1

 The new system has already been deployed to Iranian Air Defense Forces, the news outlet stated.

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