US vs Iran
FAJR Surface to Air
Iran test-fires two rounds of a missile, said to be an improved version of the RIM-66 Standard SM-1 surface-to-air missile. According to Iranian spokesman Rear Admiral Abdullah Manavi, the development of the missile—assigned the name Fajr—took almost four years. Some of the parts of the modified missile had been built by the Iranian Navy experts. The missile's electronics have been digitized, permitting the use of a frequency-agile receiver for the semi-active command guidance system. This affords greater resistance to jamming measures. The solid-fueled motors, warhead, and power cells are now being manufactured indigenously.
Codename: Fajr Based on: US RIM-66 standard SM-1 (US Sold Iran the SM-1 in '80s) Type: Surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile Existance: confirmed
SPECIFICATIONS Primary Function: Surface to air missile. Power plant: Dual thrust, solid fuel rocket. Length: 14 feet, 7 inches (4.41 meters). Weight: 1,100 pounds Diameter: 13.5 inches (34.3 cm). Wing Span: 3 feet 6 inches (1.08 meters). Range: 15-20 miles Guidance system: Semi-active radar homing. Warhead: Proximity fuse, high explosive.
Shahab Thaqeb (copy of Feimeng 90)
The Shahabe Thageb air defense missile is a point defense missile that is usually deployed to ammunition depots or military bases. With an effective engagement range of 12-15km the system uses an E/F-band Acquisition radar and a J-band Engagement radar. In order to reduce the danger of being hit by the enemy's air defence units, fighter bombers now use ultra-low-altitude flight to launch surprise assaults against ground targets. Ordinary radar and air defence missiles are relatively ineffective against planes and helicopters using this kind of tactics, flying at altitudes of
Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar