If you mean the sayyad 2/15th khordad launchers,then yes they could likely rotate a maximum of 270 degrees,this one however can rotate a full 360 degres thanks to the blast deflector behind the cabin.Could the previous AD based systems using the same containers rotate?
I think this is the first AD system using those containers that can rotate 180 degrees or minimum of 90 degrees.
hi yes it really is, i missed you guys but im backgreat news. i can't wait to see them on toofan and raad MRAPs.
yes it took almost 2 decades i think but just like stem cells we started earlyVery good news...i appreciated the development... We know iranians also pioneer in laser tech...
the missile name for this system is Shalamche-2
Ofoogh-3 fire control radar was finally shown.
Ofoogh-2 was still a continuous wave radar to support S-200 and Sayyad-2M engagements.
The Ofoogh-3 should be tailored for the Talash-3's Sayyad-3 and has it's closest analogue in the S-300V engagement radar. It's a pseudo continuous wave radar that supports tracking out to the maximum SD-3 range of 120km.
In that sense: The system tested during the maneuver was a 15th Khordad with Najm-804 phased array acquisition radar and (here called) Ofoogh-3, the engagement radar.
Ofoogh-3 is a byproduct of early Bavar demonstrators that came short to make it to the wining Bavar-373 design.
This system might be the most cost-efficient long range (120km) SAM systems in the world:
- No large caliber missile
- No active seeker
- No TVC system
- No X-band phased array, whether active or passive
- No high-power S-/L-band array for acquisition radar
- Cost efficient, reliable truck
- Containerized, sealed, ready to fire missile
While it still has the benefit of high situational awareness via phased array Najm-804 radar and dual-band engagement capability.
Weak point is only the relative low kinematic performance at max. missile range. Like the Americans with the SM-2, much optimization work was done to give a relative light missile such a long range.
We also have vast experience in modifying and working with standard missile and to be honnest I think standard have far more potential than hawk .It's much cheaper and easier to modify the Hawk design a bit than copy the SM-1, since Iran already makes the Hawk (as Salamcheh) in large numbers.