Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

Tehran regularly announces military advances that cannot be independently verified.

By: AP | Tehran | Published:September 2, 2014 2:29 pm
The Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile was successfully test-fired recently. (Source: AP) The Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile was successfully test-fired recently. (Source: AP)

Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country’s defense capabilities.

Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili says the missile will enable Iranian forces to “shoot down any hostile target,” even at high altitudes.

He says the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile was successfully test-fired recently. Esmaili’s speech was broadcast on state TV on Tuesday.

The general also inaugurated two radar systems, Arash-2, tasked with detecting miniature drones at a distance of 150 kilometres (93 miles) and also Kayhan, said to be capable of detecting cruise missiles and drones.

Tehran regularly announces military advances that cannot be independently verified.

It has surface-to-surface missiles with a range of about 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles), enough to reach Israel and US military bases in the region.

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    RK Handa
    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:19 am
    It is unfortunate that Iran has still not halted its military advancement programmes in spite of global opposition.its latest surface-to-air missiles and radars have added to its military nal.Already its nuclearisation programme has caused concern. USA and Israel have taken a serious exception to its nuclear ambitions.USA has threatened with economic sanctions and Israel has cautioned Iran against taking risk of taking risk of pre emotive strikes in case it goes ahead with its nuclear programmes. Western countries, USA and Israel that Iran's nukes can fall in the hands of terrorists endangering security of neighbouring countries the cirstances, it is all the more necessary that Iran should tread carefully and stop its militarisation pursuits in the interest of security of Gulf and other neighbouring countries.
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