Iran Rolls Out Another Medium-Range SAM

November 11, 2013

Author: 

Jeremy Binnie

Publication: 

Jane's Defense Weekly

Iran displayed a new medium-range surface-to-air  missile (SAM), the Sayyad-2, that will soon enter production. According to Jane’s Defense Weekly, the Sayyad-2 uses the airframe of the American RIM-66 (SM-1) naval SAM and is fired from a truck-mounted launcher. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan described the missile as a high-altitude, medium-range SAM that is designed to work with the Talash interception system.