Iranian missile defense system Khordad 15

Commander of the Iranian Army's Air Defense Base said 'the integrated radar system developed by Iran is capable of detecting and intercepting different types of US stealth planes and fighter jets.

Iran Press/Iran news"Today, we have gained full self-sufficiency in the area of radar systems and powerfully detect different advanced US planes and give them warning," General Sabahi Fard said, addressing a conference in Tehran on Monday.

General Sabahi Fard

He also underscored Iran's astonishing progress in developing powerful defense systems, and said, "Our indigenized systems have made enemies realize that if they want to start a conflict with us, they will receive heavy blows."

Iran in June unveiled a new home-made state-of-the-art missile defense system named 'Khordad 15' which is equipped with a passive phased array radar system for detecting fighter jets, stealth targets, and cruise missiles, Iran Press reported.

Iranian missile defense system Khordad 15

'Khordad 15' can trace targets, including fighter jets and enemy drones, 150km away and intercept them at a range of 120km.

It can also trace stealth targets in areas of 85km in distance, and destroy them at a distance of 45km.

The missile defense system can trace, engage, and destroy 6 targets simultaneously, enjoys high mobility and can be prepared for operation in less than 5 minutes.

The system is equipped with a (passive) phased-array radar system with a multiple-target-engagement capability. It also has separate launch pads and operates with Sayyad 3 missiles.


Iran's powerful defense system intercepted an intruder US Navy spy drone, MQ4-C Triton, over Iran's territorial waters on June 20.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down a US Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ4-C Triton drone that had entered Iranian airspace in the Gulf Oman to gather intelligence on June 20, using Sevvom Khordad indigenous surface-to-air missile system.


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