US vs Iran
SPECIFICATIONS Maximum Speed: 4 Mach Effective Altitude: 30.5 km Effective Range: 300-315 km Warhead HE 215kg Fuze: Proximity and command Kill Radius: Unknown
Sayaad (HQ-2B) In April 1999 Iran tested a surface-to-air missile called Sayaad (in honor of General Ali Sayaad Shiraz, who was the deputy chief of the Iranian general stuff and who was murdered by the Iranian opposition organization Mojahideen Khalq). The Sayed is based on (reverse engineered/produced under license) the Chinese HongQi-2 (HQ-2) which is a long-range, medium- to high-altitude surface-to- air missile (SAM) developed from the HQ-1, a Chinese copy of the Soviet Almaz S-75 (NATO codename: SA-2 Guideline).
Type: Surface-to-air Based on: Chinese HQ-2B (SA-2) Launch weight (kg) 2,326 Operating altitude (km) 0.5~27 Operating range (km) 17~34 Max speed (m/sec) 1,250
190kg high explosive
Single-shot hit probability
73 % to 92%
Amount Purchased: Unknown Iran domestically produces these.
Tor-M1 In November 2005 Iran signed a contract with
Russia for 30 TOR-M1 fifth generation surface-to air missiles. The missiles were to be delivered to Iran over 2 years. It is believed that by now (August 2006) at least 15 systems have been delivered.
Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar