The Iranian Defense Ministry delivered large numbers of home-made mid-range surface-to-air missiles to the country's Air Defense Unit on Sunday in a move to boost Iran's air defense power and capability.
During a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, the Defense Ministry supplied Shalamcheh missiles to Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base.
Addressing the ceremony, Vahidi said that Shalamcheh is a Mach 3 mid-range missile that can also be used as a short-range air defense system.
The minister added that Shalamcheh is equipped with the latest technology and enjoys a high capability in tracing and intercepting targets and in defusing jamming and electronic warfare.
He said the missile traverses a range of 40km, but meantime underlined that the range of the missile would be increased in future versions and generations.
In April, Iran successfully test-fired Shalamcheh and another mid-range Hawk missile named 'Shahin' capable of tracing and targeting aggressive aircraft at low and medium altitudes.
Claimed specifications for the I-HAWK based Shalamcheh SAM:
length: 5.03 m
weight: 636 kg
diameter: 35.6 cm
speed: 2.7 mach
altitude: 60 m - 18k m
range : 40 km
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