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17:07 - 2011-04-19

Iran Test-Fires Mersad Air-Defense Missile Shield

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The Iranian Army test-fires mid-range 'Shahin' missiles from Mersad Air-Defense System
Shahin missiles are capable of tracing and targeting aggressive aircraft at low and medium altitudes
According to the Iranian Army commanders, the missiles hit the specified targets successfully
The Mersad air defense shield is a completely indigenized system developed by the Iranian experts and technicians to promote the country's combat power
The Mersad defense system is considered as a mid-altitude system among Iran's missile defense shields
The Mersad system equipped with Shahin missiles is capable of tracing and targeting any enemy aircrafts at 70 to 150km altitude
Senior Iranian military officials announced today that the country has increased the operational range and optimized the guiding systems of the Mersad missile shield
The system has been deployed in all Army air-defense units to boost the country's air-defense power