Iran tested its state-of-the-art missile systems in its large-scale air defense drills codenamed Modafe’an-e Aseman-e Velayat 7 in the Southern parts of the country on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Iranian-made ‘Sayyad-3’ missiles was test-fired from the Talash air defense system.
Wednesday marked the third and final day of Modafe’an-e-Aseman-e Velayat 7 maneuvers featuring weapons of the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
On Tuesday, December 27, 2016, two home-made missile defense systems, Talash (Endeavor) and S-200, were deployed in Southern Iran during the second day of massive air defense drills underway in the region.
For the first time, the new home-made Talash air defense missile system has been deployed in the Southern parts of the country.
The Talash is a long-range air defense missile system capable to destroy aerial targets flying at low, medium and high altitudes at a maximum range 200 km.
The Sayyad-3 missile launched from Talash system is able to intercept aerial targets at a maximum raqnge of 150 km. The Talash can also fired Sayyad-2 missiles against air targets at medium altitudes.
Each unit of the Iranian-made Talash system includes three vehicles, a mobile truck launcher carrying the missiles and two command and control vehicles.
The latest version, the Talash 3 was unveiled in September 2014, which has a range of more than 200 kilometers.