|Sayyad 2 (Hunter II)|
A Sayyad 2 system of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force in 2015.
|Type||Mobile long range surface-to-air missile with anti-ballistic missile capability|
|Place of origin||Iran|
|Used by||See iran|
Sayyad 1: 60–120 km|
Sayyad 2: 150–200 km
It is an upgraded version of the Sayyad-1 system with higher precision, range and defensive power. Sayyad-1 that is Iranian upgraded version of HQ-2 SAM differ with Chinese versions in guidance and control subsystems. Sayyad-1 equipped with an about 200-kilogram warhead and has speed of 1,200 meters per second. The range of the Sayyad-2 missile is controversial. Different sources claim various numbers, from 60 km to 120 km.
After unveiling ceremony at November 2013 it cleared that Sayyad-2 missile look likes SM-2 Standard SAM missile but its control fins is like Iranian medium range TAER-2 SAM missile. Also announced that it will has cooperation with S-200 system via TALASH-2 interface system. It is planned that Sayad-2 missile added to Iranian Moudge class frigates. Iranian defense minister announced that Sayyad-2 covers medium range and high altitudes and it has a combined guidance system.
The launcher of Sayyad-2 missile that consist of 4 canisters in 2*2 configuration is one of the interesting things about this new Iranian surface to air missile because it has so much apparent similarity to American MIM-104 Patriot SAM system launchers.
Iran says the missile has been mounted on and successfully test-fired from the S-200 air-defense system.
Sayyad-3 is a similar missile, but with a long-range capability. It has similar diameter as Sayyad-2 but longed body with different wings and control surfaces. Based on current estimates Sayyad-3 has the range about 150–200 Km. This missile will be added to S-200 SAM systems via TALASH-3 system.
It appears that two new above missiles will be use in Iranian S-300 like SAM system Bavar-373 to cover various ranges and altitudes.
Also Iranian developed a most long range missile look like Russian 48N6E missile named Sayyad-4. No formal information announced about this missile but it appears from new photos that Sayyad-4 is like above Russian missile only in frontal parts and is similar to Sayyad-3 in wings and control surfaces shape.
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- "Iran launches mass production of new surface-to-air missiles", RT, November 9, 2013
- "Commander: Iran Mulling Change in Sayyad Missiles to Mount It on Mowj-Class Vessels", FarsNews Agency, January 27, 2014