Tabas/طبس
Typeair defense system[1]
Place of originIran
Service history
In service2014-present[1]
Used byIslamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force
Specifications

Main
armament
Taer-2A
Secondary
armament
Sayyad-2
EngineIVECO diesel[1]
Operational
range
75 km[1]
Flight ceiling25 km[1]
References

The Tabas (Persian: طبس‎) missile-system is an Iranian medium range road-mobile Aerial defense system that was first revealed on 11 May 2014.[2] It is believed to be another version of the Ra'ad air defense system along with Sevom Khordad.[1][2] The name of the air defense system refers to Operation Eagle Claw which took place at Tabas and hence the name of the missile system.[1]

Characteristics

The missile system resembles the Buk-M1 missile system due to its lets sophisticated radar system.[1][2] The speed of its TELAR is estimated to be 65 km/h, each vehicle can carry 3 missiles.[1] It is also likely that the system can intercept ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, anti-radiation missiles, smart bombs and UAVs.[1] Each Tabas battery consists of one TELAR and two TELs hence each battery carries 9 missiles. Each battalion consists of four batteries and hence can engage multiple targets simultaneously.[1] Each battalion is also equipped with a Bashir S-band 3-D Phased array radar that extends its detection range up to 350 km.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Tabas Medium-Range Air Defense Missile System". Military-Today. Archived from the original on 2020-01-07.
  2. ^ a b c Binnie, Jeremy (13 July 2014). "IRGC unveils new tactical ballistic missiles developments - IHS Jane's 360". London. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.