TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry announced on
Saturday that it has succeeded in improving the range of its mid-range
missile defense system named as ‘Mersad’.
“The Mersad missile system is a highly important system and the
range of its new generation will be more than the range of its current
generation possessed by the Iranian Armed Forces,” Defense Minister
Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi told FNA today.
Elaborating on the features of the missile system which is capable
of destroying advanced airplanes in low and mid altitudes, Vahidi
reiterated, “The new generation of Mersad system covers higher altitudes
and hits more targets simultaneously.”
Iran first announced in April that it had built its first home-made mid-range missile defense system named as ‘Mersad’.
“The Mersad air defense system that is ready for delivery to the Air
Defense Base is a mid-range defense system capable of destroying
advanced airplanes in low and mid altitudes,” Iranian Defense Minister
Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi told reporters in April.
Noting that the Mersad defense system enjoys superior and more
capabilities than its western rivals like the Hag mid-range defense
system, Vahidi reiterated at the time that Mersad is resistant to
electronic warfare and can be used as part of a network … >>>