Iran’s Defense Ministry today unveiled a new air defense system, named Herz-9.
“Iran is among a few leading world countries producing such an air defense system domestically. This mobile air defense system is more advanced and capable than our previous air defense models,” said Iran’s defense minister, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi. “The battery can be activated within a matter of minutes,” he added.
Vahidi said the air defense system is able to detect and track targets at low altitudes and automatically hit them.
Video: Iran’s defense minister unveils the new air defense system, Herz-9. Tehran, 20 May 2013. (LenzIran/YouTube)