Today Iran celebrated the National Artesh (military) Day. During the annual parade in Tehran, the Artesh unveiled a new version of its Mersad Air Defense System, Mersad 2, as well as drones named Hazem 3 and Ya Zahra 3.
The Mersad is a mid-range system capable of hitting airplanes in low and mid altitudes, comprised of target tracing and tracking radars, soft and hardware networks, launch pads for missiles and a command and control center.
The drones are long-range aircraft designed for targeting and reconnaissance operations and carrying cargo, said Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili, commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base. (Fars News Agency, 18 April)
Also on display in today’s parade were Fakour and Qader air-to-surface missiles; Shahab, Thamen and Matla' al-Faj radar systems; Nazeat 60 and Nazeat M10 missile launching system; as well as Zelzal and Qased missiles.